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Early OnePlus 10T leak shows company hasn’t forgotten flagships

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Finally, a gadget with a serial number.

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As of this writing, the OnePlus 10 Pro is the only OnePlus flagship phone we’ve seen, but that might be about to change in the coming months.

Even though there was neither “vanilla” OnePlus 10 or the speculated Ultra version, a leak has finally revealed the OnePlus 10T, an inexpensive spin-off that is expected to be released at the end of 2017. You may see renderings for the phone on OnSiteGo(opens in new browser), which isn’t the biggest website around, so proceed with caution.

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Images based on prototype versions of the phone may not be accurate, but they offer us a sense of what OnePlus is trying to do with the upcoming gadget. The photographs were also accompanied by some technical details.

The square back camera layout on the 10T is similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro, although it appears to take up more space. It’s all quite identical on the front, save for the fact that the borders of the screen aren’t curvy, and OnePlus appears to have ditched the alert slider.

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There is a 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a lesser resolution of FHD+ than the Pro, which is the same as on the Pro. There are additional differences in the camera section, though, with a 50MP primary, 16MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 32MP selfie camera, which sounds… not as excellent as the Pro..

With a lower battery of 4,800mAh, it appears like OnePlus is making an odd decision to bring 150W charging, which is significantly faster than the Pro’s 80W, but we’ll see how long it lasts. According to the news source, there are two chipsets that may be used, both of which sound similarly high-end.

Given OnePlus’ regular release schedule and the upcoming debut of the 10 Pro, the phone is expected to arrive in July. In that case, we may expect it around August or September.

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Analysis: a quiet year for OnePlus

For a long time, OnePlus has been experimenting with a numbered phone series. There were four OnePlus 7 models (two ordinary and two T) in 2017, however only one OnePlus 8T was released, reducing the number to three. The OnePlus 9 also did not receive a T variant, therefore there were only two in 2021.

The OnePlus 10 Pro was the sole device announced at the beginning of 2022, and the absence of any non-Pro variant suggested that OnePlus was planning a low-key year.

Because of its concentration on low- and mid-priced smartphones, the move wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

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However, it appears that we’ll be receiving at least one more 10-series phone this year, whether it’s the OnePlus 10T or simply the OnePlus 10.

It’s not a lot, but it’ll be welcomed by those who couldn’t purchase the Pro version.

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