It’s been a quiet year for OnePlus’ flagship phone lineup, with the OnePlus 10 Pro the only device we’ve seen so far, but it looks like that could change in the coming months.
Sure, there was no ‘vanilla’ OnePlus 10 nor the Ultra version, but a leak has finally detailed the OnePlus 10T, a budget spin-off likely to arrive later in the year. This comes in the form of renders of the phone, shared by a website called OnSiteGo. (opens in new tab) – this isn’t exactly the biggest website in the world, so take this with a pinch of salt.
These photos were apparently based on prototype versions of the phone, so they might not completely line up with the final product, but they do give us a good idea of what OnePlus is focusing on with the new device. Also, some specs have leaked alongside the images.
You can grab the full spec sheet and have a look here 👇🏼https://t.co/cTtIRuzRSYJune 10, 2022
The design is reminiscent of the OnePlus 10 Pro – we’re mainly talking about positioning the rear camera in a square – although that seems to take up more space on the 10T. On the front, everything looks similar too, except the screen edges aren’t curved – oh, and it looks like OnePlus dropped the alert slider.
In terms of specs, the screen is said to be 6.7 inches with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is the same as the Pro, except with a lower resolution at ‘only’ FHD+. However, there’s more to it in the camera department – there’s said to be a 50MP main camera, 16MP ultra wide-angle, 2MP macro and 32MP selfie camera, which sounds… not as good as the Pro. .
It looks like OnePlus is making the curious decision to introduce 150W charging with this phone, which is way ahead of the Pro’s 80W, albeit with a smaller 4,800mAh battery – we’ll see how long it lasts. The chipset is live, as the news site mentions two possibilities, and both sound equally cutting-edge.
According to the leak, the phone will arrive in July, but that seems surprisingly soon given the usual OnePlus launch pattern and the not-too-distant launch of the 10 Pro. So we hope to see you in August or September.
Review: A quiet year for OnePlus
OnePlus has been playing around with its numbered phone series for years. The OnePlus 7 lineup had four of them (two standard, two T), but there was only one OnePlus 8T bringing that year’s total down to three, and the OnePlus 9 didn’t even get a sibling T, so there were only two in 2021.
We were surprised in early 2022 to only see the OnePlus 10 Pro, without even a non-Pro alternative, and it apparently pointed to the OnePlus having a quiet year.
That wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, as the company is clearly focusing on affordable, mid-range OnePlus Nord devices.
But it looks like we’re getting at least one more 10 series phone this year, whether it’s the OnePlus 10T or will launch as the OnePlus 10, as some people are suggesting.
It’s not much, but this will cater to people who can’t afford the Pro, so it’s likely to be well-received.