OnePlus has released a good selection of phones so far this year, and new rumors suggest that the Chinese company may have another flagship model in store and it could launch sooner rather than later.
We collect the latest news and rumors about the highly anticipated OnePlus 10T.
When will the OnePlus 10T be released?
There’s no official announcement from OnePlus at the time of writing, but rumors we’re seeing suggest the OnePlus 10T may be a July August release. However, this is not as easy as it seems, as OnePlus has been a bit with its models in recent years. Here’s the release schedule to illustrate:
- OnePlus 10 Pro – March 2022
- OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro – March 2021
- OnePlus 8T – October 2020
- OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro – April 2020
OnePlus would release the normal number model for a number of years – say OnePlus 8 – which would then be followed half a year later with the T version (OnePlus 8T). But this has gone a bit wrong since 2021. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro arrived on time, but half a year later there was no 9T, if at all. Now, in 2022, we’ve seen the release of the OnePlus 10 Pro, but not the OnePlus 10, but rumors suggest the 10T could be gearing up for its debut.
We’ve already reported on the potential OnePlus 11 arriving in 2023, but OnePlus’ once-reliable calendar is now harder to predict with confidence.
How much will the OnePlus 10T cost?
Again, we don’t have a confirmed price for the OnePlus 10T, so we’re taking our cues from the previous models. Here are the prices they had at launch:
- OnePlus 10 Pro – £799 / $899 / €899
- OnePlus 9 – £629/$729/€699
- OnePlus 9 Pro – £829/$999/€899
- OnePlus 8T – £549 / $649 / €649
Obviously the Pro models are more expensive, so the most likely comparisons are between the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 8. With this in mind, the new OnePlus 10T model will likely cost around £629 / $729 / €699, or slightly higher if the cost of living and global processor shortages continue.
What about the specs and features of the OnePlus 10T?
While there’s no official word on the specs for the OnePlus 10T, a recent report from tech leaker Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) and tech site OneSiteGo gives a comprehensive map of what it could look like, as well as some future renderings of the device, which has been nicknamed Ovaltine.
The design reveals one detail, also reported by GSMArena, which could be a disappointment for OnePlus fans in the long run, as the company could follow the trend it set with its Nord range and remove the classic alert slider on the OnePlus 10T. Apparently this is now only reserved for the Pros models. Sad.
We’ve since seen a second set of renders, from rival leaker OnLeaks, that appear to be more accurate, though they share common elements, including the lack of a warning slider. The big change is that OnLeaks thinks the camera module will share its shape with the 10 Pros, rather than extending all the way across the back of the phone.
OnLeaks also added more details on Twitterreports that the phone will have a plastic frame and will use a flat screen instead of the curved screen of the 10 Pro.
As for the core specs, Yogesh Brar states that OnePlus will fit the new device with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. This would match the expected release date of the phone as Qualcomm has confirmed that the new chip will be arriving in phones from Q3 (July-September) 2022. Yogesh also tweeted a post detailing the key features of the new device:
The specs mentioned include a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, plus a triple camera array consisting of a 50Mp main camera with OIS, 16Mp ultrawide and 2Mp macro. It allows video recordings up to 4K/60fps. There’s also a 32Mp front camera that goes up to 1080p/30fps.
Rival leaker Digital Chat Station almost agree, but differs slightly on camera specs. He reports on Weibo that the ultrawide will have a slightly lower resolution at 8Mp, with the selfie camera dropping to 16Mp in the same way.
Both leakers agree that the OnePlus 10T is powered by a 4800mAh battery, and DCS adds that it comes with a 160W charger, although actual speeds are capped at 150W fast charging – and he will not charge wirelessly.
This is interesting because it means the new model will charge faster than the 80W equipped OnePlus 10 Pro, in addition to a faster processor, but where the older device lacks speed, it offers more versatility thanks to the wireless charging option and a more impressive camera system.
The OnePlus 10T ships with OxygenOS 12 on Android 12, which will be the standard for flagship phones by 2022.
In all fairness, the rumors say that this could in fact be the OnePlus 10 that never arrived, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the company’s marketing department decides in terms of how the names will work in the future.
Obviously, we’ll be updating this article as more details become available, so be sure to check back. If you want to see what kind of competition the OnePlus 10T will face, you can also read our roundup of the best smartphones and the best OnePlus phones.