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OnePlus 10T – all the rumors and leaks so far

It’s been almost two years since OnePlus last released the T version of flagship phones, with the OnePlus 8T debuting in October 2020. This phone was very good, but not the trailblazer that OnePlus T phones used to be. But since the OnePlus 10T is officially coming this year, the company is probably looking to outlive past glories.

Likely using the OnePlus 10 Pro as a template, the OnePlus 10T will have high-end features like Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus flagship chip, as well as familiar features like ultra-fast charging and a high refresh rate display. missed.

The design and colors of the OnePlus 10T have just been revealed, and the phone will be available in Moonstone Black and Jade Green options. The phone itself is very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro.

We don’t know if the 10T 10 Pro will replace or provide OnePlus fans with a standard non-pro phone, given that the 10 Pro didn’t have a standard counterpart like previous OnePlus phones.

But with the launch slated for August 3rd, we don’t have to wait long to see what OnePlus has planned for the 10T and if OnePlus gets back to making competitive phones with killer specs. So here’s what we know about the OnePlus 10T.

OnePlus 10T release date

The OnePlus 10T will be officially unveiled on August 3rd, with an in-person event taking place in New York. This will be the first personal launch since the OnePlus 7T in 2019.

The launch will be streamed live from 7:00 AM PT, 10:00 AM ET, and 3:00 PM BST. And you can watch it on the OnePlus YouTube channel. (will open in a new tab).

OnePlus has yet to say when the phone will be available for pre-order or release, but we suspect pre-orders will likely go live on the same day, with the phone launching in a week or so. This might be an invite-only release, so be prepared that the OnePlus 10T might not be as easy to get hold of as the OnePlus 10 Pro.

OnePlus 10T price predictions

OnePlus has not hinted at the potential price of the OnePlus 10T. But given that it will get a high-end Snapdragon chipset, we suspect its price will be closer to the flagship devices on our best phones list than some mid-range phones.

The OnePlus10 Pro started at $899 / £799 and we expect the 10T to be the same price. Ideally, we would like OnePlus to be more aggressive in pricing and make the 8T a flagship killer; we think $599 is like the Google Pixel 6. But high-end OnePlus phones have been shipping at flagship prices over the last few generations, so we don’t expect that to change too much.

OnePlus 10T design and display

Photo OnePlus 10 Pro

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OnePlus has released images and revealed design details for the OnePlus 10T. It will be available in two colors: Moonstone Black and Jade Green. The finishes of the color options are slightly different, with the black option having a matte textured back glass inspired by basalt, a type of rock formed by cooling lava, while jade green has a smooth ceramic finish.

From what we can see, it looks very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro with a smoothly curved body. The back of the 10T features the same camera module and layout as the 10 Pro. There are many references to the volcano in the design language – and there is a new “crater” design where the device’s glass back panel merges with the camera system.

The OnePlus 10T will have a 6.7-inch display, as confirmed by The Verge. (will open in a new tab) in an interview. There may be a 120Hz panel that can dynamically adjust the refresh rate. We don’t expect any major changes here as the OnePlus 10 Pro has an impressive display and the 10T will likely use the same AMOLED panel. But we wouldn’t be surprised if multiple color and contrast settings were used to make the screen better adapt to the different content being displayed.

The OnePlus 8T’s rear camera module has been intentionally hidden in the teaser image, which may indicate that OnePlus has moved on from the square rear camera module wrapped around the 10 Pro’s left edge. Or it could keep this design and OnePlus wants to hide the number of cameras the 10T has.

We also don’t see clear edges, but new teasers have shown that there is no warning slider. This is a big shame as the slider provides a very easy way to turn off noisy notifications without touching the software settings. However, OnePlus claims this was necessary to increase battery size, charging speeds, and 5G connectivity, so we’ll have to see if those changes were worth it when we get to this phone’s review.

Rendering of the OnePlus 10T in green and black amid churning sand.

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OnePlus 10T specs and battery

Snapdragon 8 Plus 1st generation

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The only confirmed specs for the OnePlus 10T are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, an update to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 from the 10 Pro. Considering the OnePlus 10 T has the tagline “Evolve Beyond Speed”, we expect it to be a 10T core upgrade.

Qualcomm’s new flagship chipset packs more power while consuming less power. Considering there’s very little that can bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to its knees, we’re not exactly thrilled about any extra power. But more efficiency should mean better battery life.

Speaking of which, we expect the 10T to use the same 5,000mAh battery as its predecessor, but thanks to the use of a newer Snapdragon 10T chip, it can deliver battery life that surpasses the 10 Pro’s excellent 11 hours and 52 minutes. So, this phone can definitely make it to our list of the best phone battery life.

OnePlus has confirmed that the 10T will have two charging pumps compared to the 10 Pro’s one. So that could mean charging could jump from 80W to 150W fast charging.

It’s also because the India-only OnePlus 10R has gained access to Oppo’s sister company’s 150W SUPERVOOC charging, so a simple upgrade would be to port it to the 10T. However, OnePlus’ fast charging standard in the US tops out at 65W, so America might not benefit from such an upgrade.

RAM will likely be available in 8GB and 12GB versions, with 128GB and 256GB storage options. But there’s a chance that OnePlus might only give the 10T 12GB of RAM, which would fit the performance-focused slogan.

OnePlus 10T cameras

OnePlus 10 Pro Cameras

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OnePlus is going to ditch the Hasselblad at 10T and move to a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, the company confirmed in an interview with The Verge. (will open in a new tab).

One of the previous rumors also claimed that the rear camera array would consist of a 50MP main sensor and 8MP and 2MP shooters; these latter cameras are likely to be ultra-wide-angle cameras and depth-sensing cameras, respectively.

This will be a cumulative downgrade of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 48MP main, 50MP ultra-wide, and 8MP telephoto lenses. Given the performance and evolution touted by OnePlus with the 10T, we don’t expect it to downgrade the cameras. That’s unless he’s planning on making a cheaper phone that probably won’t run using a high-end Snapdragon chip.

Regardless of the specs, we hope OnePlus has worked on the software side to further improve the performance of its flagship cameras. The 10 Pro delivered impressive phone photography performance, but we felt the OnePlus 10 Pro’s cameras couldn’t compete with the iPhone, Google, or Samsung.

Outlook OnePlus 10T

If OnePlus can take the best features of the 10 Pro and develop them into the OnePlus 10T, then we could see a new contender for our list of the best phones. But with the iPhone 14 Pro and Google Pixel 7 coming this fall, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra still proving to be a brilliant phone, OnePlus has gone to great lengths to make a flagship phone that will make a lot of noise in this year.

Having said that, if OnePlus can aggressively evaluate the 10T and give it some smart features on the software side with OxygenOS 13, then we could see it return to its flagship killer roots and that would make the 10T a phone worth sitting down on. and pay be careful.

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