Again, it’s possible that the OnePlus 10 will be a standard model, but there is a caveat.
Despite the OnePlus 10 Pro debuting on its own with no hint of a non-flagship model, a normal OnePlus 10 may still be in the works.
There are still hopes for an even more inexpensive OnePlus 10 variant, which may flaunt some of the Pro’s greatest features at a lower price point, despite the Pro’s excellent performance. It is possible that the phone is out there, but it may not be the one I’ve been hoping for.
According to OnePlus 10 leaker Yogesh Brar(opens in new tab), the device is being prepared for a “restricted release.” The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip featured in the 10 Pro will reportedly be replaced by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip in this phone. That’s some good news and some negative news all rolled into one.
The OnePlus 10 would be a terrific alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6 if it costs about $800 or less, as I’ve previously advocated. Limited editions don’t seem appealing to me. Even if this does not happen, it might mean that customers will be deprived of a viable alternative to established Android alternatives, like the OnePlus 9R did last year.
Whether or if the Dimensity 9000 processor will improve phone performance is a more pressing concern. As far as our testing goes, we’ve found the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to function well on the OnePlus 10 Pro and on other high-end Android phones running the CPU.
According to Dimensity chip benchmarks, it is nearly as powerful as the Snapdragon processor. In addition, the OnePlus Nord 2’s Dimensity 1200-AI CPU offers more power than the Snapdragon counterparts, which pleased me. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Dimensity chip makes an appearance in the OnePlus 10.
The rumour doesn’t include any of my other must-have features for the OnePlus 10. This includes features like the same 5,000 mAh battery, fast charging at 80W (or 65W in the US), a smooth 120Hz QHD display, and the Hasselblad camera tuning from the second generation. It’s likely that a lower-cost variant may have to forgo some of these notable features in order to save on component costs, but OnePlus should preserve at least some of these features to prove that it is serious about maintaining its flagship-killing roots.
The OnePlus 10 Ultra, about which we’ve heard a few speculations earlier, is also mentioned by Brar. To compete with Samsung’s S22 Ultra and Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro, the OnePlus 10 Pro has shifted its focus from high-end smartphones to lower-end devices. In particular, whether the OnePlus 10 Ultra features a periscope-style telephoto camera like the speculated OnePlus 10.
To make matters more complicated, OnePlus just announced a rollout schedule for the 10 Pro that includes both the 10 and Oppo, which will likely have an influence on how the firm rolls out new devices going forward. I’m crossing my fingers that the OnePlus 10 is really real and will be available for purchase in the United States and the United Kingdom. This new OnePlus 10 Pro will undoubtedly appeal to Android phone customers, even though its Dimensity processor is less powerful than the one in the OnePlus 10 Pro.