OnePlus 10T: Everything we know so far (Updated: July 29)

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Update: July 29, 2022 (6:13AM ET)We have updated the OnePlus 10T Hub below with more officially confirmed specifications of the phone. Read on for the latest news ahead of the phone’s launch next week.

Original article: OnePlus has had a rocky two years that brought about major shifts in strategy and product lineup. It’s getting hard to predict what OnePlus will do next, but one thing is for sure – OnePlus phones are still attracting a lot of attention. Now, before OnePlus launches the OnePlus 10T on August 3rd, here are all the news and rumors we know so far.

Will there be a OnePlus 10T?

OnePlus has us guessing when it comes to the OnePlus 10 series. While in previous years, the brand had always released a “T” version of its flagship phone, in 2022 that wasn’t guaranteed. This is because the OnePlus 10 Pro was launched on its own, leaving the OnePlus 10 option to come later.

However, OnePlus will continue to confirm on July 20 that the OnePlus 10T is indeed working. This means that you should not expect the OnePlus 10 at all. That being said, the company’s product portfolio is broader than ever in 2022, so don’t write off more flagship-level phones this year.

Read also: OnePlus phones – the history of the company’s entire lineup so far

When will the OnePlus 10T release date be?

OnePlus 10T launch poster

OnePlus revealed on July 20 that the OnePlus 10T will launch on August 3 (check out the poster above). The event will take place in New York at 10 AM EST (7:30 PM IST).

Looking at previous T series launches, it is clear that the OnePlus 10T will arrive sooner than expected. Presumably, this is due to the lack of a OnePlus 10 vanilla.

  • OnePlus 8T – October 2020 (six months after OnePlus 8)
  • OnePlus 7T – September 2019 (four months after OnePlus 7)
  • OnePlus 6T – October 2018 (five months after OnePlus 6)
  • OnePlus 5T – November 2017 (five months after OnePlus 5)
  • OnePlus 3T – November 2016 (five months after OnePlus 3)

What features and specifications will OnePlus 10T offer?

OnePlus 10 Pro front panel at an angle to the panel

Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Previous T-edition phones brought significant improvements over the “non-T” phone in the series. The picture is less clear when it comes to the OnePlus 10T.

OnePlus 10T design

The most notable design – and functional – change on the OnePlus 10T is the lack of a physical alert slider. This was first revealed through leaks, but has since been confirmed by OnePlus. A company representative said the deletion was due to internal space concerns, enabling the company to offer faster charging, a larger battery and a better antenna signal. This is a particularly disappointing development given that OnePlus flagship has had alert sliders from the start.

Leaks from Steve Hemmerstoffer and Yogesh Brar suggest a design very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro. The large camera module dominates the rear, while on the front, the “major” change is the portability of the selfie camera to the middle of the screen. However, appearances are deceiving – the OnePlus 10T will have a plastic frame instead of aluminum, although the back will still be made of glass. The choice of plastic is intriguing, given that the 10T is better than the 10 Pro when it comes to some specs.

OnePlus 10T will be available in Moonstone Black and Jade Green. The previous color, along with a sandstone finish, appeared on the official event poster (shown in the release date section).

Read also: OnePlus 10 Pro updates tracker

OnePlus 10T Specifications and Features

The OnePlus 10T is said to keep the same display size as the OnePlus 10 Pro but will lower the resolution to FHD+ (1,080 x 2,412 pixels), resulting in a slightly lower pixel density. The 120Hz screen will also have flat bezels, unlike the 10 Pro.

The 10T will get the latest and greatest processor from Qualcomm. OnePlus revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will actually power the phone, making it a more battery-friendly version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro. The Plus chip also offers a slight increase in CPU and GPU speed (~10% clock speed gain), so the OnePlus 10T should technically provide faster speeds than the Pro.

Rumors also suggest a 4800mAh battery and 150W wired charging speeds. The former is slightly smaller than the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery, while the wattage for charging is a huge step up on paper compared to the Pro’s 80W or 65W speeds.

The OnePlus 10T will actually have a better processor than the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The new processor will be paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in the base version. oneplus Says The phone will excel with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

OnePlus too open On July 22, the phone will come with a 50-megapixel IMX766 main camera with optical image stabilization. This is the same sensor used in the main cameras of the Oppo Find X5 Pro and Nothing Phone 1. The company added that you should expect an ultrawide camera and a macro lens, rumored to be 8MP and 2MP respectively.

Unfortunately, OnePlus has confirmed that the 10T will not have Hasselblad tuning and branding. The company said this was due to its desire to offer a “leading smartphone experience with superior performance at the device’s chosen price point.” It suggests that Hasselblad branding and tuning would increase the price of the phone, or that he simply didn’t want to spend too much money on phone cameras.

What will the prices of the OnePlus 10T be?

OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus Rack

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

It is not yet clear how OnePlus plans to put the OnePlus 10T against the OnePlus 10 Pro. The improved processor indicates a higher price point, but the plastic chassis and lower-resolution screen give the company room to reach a lower price point.

There is also a chance that the new OnePlus phone will be a little cheaper. The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 retails for around $700-$800 that will make a strong impression in the crowded high-end segment.

However, the rumored specs also refer to the budget-class secondary cameras, while there’s no word on the IP rating or wireless charging. We could see OnePlus more aggressive in pricing if the last two features are missing.

PriceSpaba Tipster Paras Guglani also listed the clear Indian rates. The 8GB/128GB model is said to start at Rs 49,999 (~$626), going up to Rs 55,999 (~$701) for the 16GB/256GB model. We still take this with a pinch of salt because the leaker is not as well known as the other guides.

OnePlus 10T series: What we want to see

Now that we’ve listed the OnePlus 10T rumors, here’s what we’d like to see from OnePlus’ next flagship phone.

Build a better IP rating for everyone

OnePlus 10 Pro camera side view

Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Our review described the OnePlus 10 Pro’s design as “unrefined” due to its excessive branding and unpleasantly sharp buttons and seams. These are the issues you wouldn’t expect on a high-end smartphone in 2022. It remains to be seen how the OnePlus 10T will feel within reach, but switching to plastic doesn’t bode well for the user experience. We already know that the alert slider will also disappear.

As we discuss the phone’s build, we’d like to see OnePlus finally include an IP rating as a default feature for all versions of its high-end phones. This comes after the company made the baffling decision to drop the IP rating from all versions of the OnePlus 10 Pro except for the one sold by T-Mobile. And no, assuring users that the phone is durable without actually believing that the phone is waterproof isn’t good enough.

We know the OnePlus 10T won’t have an alert slider, but what about the IP rating or the improved build quality?

Best Ultra HD Camera

OnePlus 10 Pro 150° Ultra-fast

Eric Zeman / Android Authority

10 Pro 150 degrees.

The ultra-wide camera is one of the weakest parts of the OnePlus 10 Pro. The problems stem from the small size of the Samsung JN1 sensor used in the ultra-fast camera. A smaller sensor means less light is captured, which in turn means the camera tends to struggle with noise levels, brightness, and dynamic range, especially in low-light settings. The 150-degree field of view on this camera is a great trick for parties but isn’t really useful for most users.

OnePlus has confirmed that the Ultra HD camera will return to packing an 119.9-degree field of view. However, there is no official word on the resolution, but rumors point to an 8-megapixel camera. This sounds like a budget-class camera, but we hope it’s still better than the ultra-wide OnePlus 10 Pro.

More consistent software

oneplus 10 pro customizes app icons

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Software used to be OnePlus’ strong suit, but since parent company Oppo decided to combine Oxygen OS with Color OS, it’s been a mess. Oppo backed away from that decision, but Oxygen OS has clearly lost focus and direction.

Inconsistencies, small and large, skew the user experience on the OnePlus 10 Pro, so we hope the OnePlus 10T fixes some of these issues. Examples include strange variations in font sizes across different sections of the operating system, legacy bugs, and Color OS widgets that feel stuck on top of the base of Oxygen OS. Cleaning up some of these issues will go a long way toward restoring Oxygen OS’s reputation.


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