While we saw fewer high-end OnePlus phones in 2022 than we expected, the OnePlus 10T looks like a sure thing, with several leakers pointing to its imminent launch.
This phone so far seems positioned as a slightly inferior high-end handset to the OnePlus 10 Pro, so it could end up being the OnePlus 10 in all but name. However, leaks suggest it has the Pro in at least one area – that being the loading speed, and there’s a possibility it also has a better chipset.
Below, we’ve detailed everything we’ve heard about the OnePlus 10T so far, and we’ll update this article once we know more about it.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next next-gen OnePlus phone
- When do you leave? Probably later this year
- How much will it cost? Possibly a little less than the OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10T release date and price
The only real release date rumor so far points to the OnePlus 10T landing in July, although that seems early for a Model T and fairly close to the OnePlus 10 Pro launch, so we think August or September is more likely.
As for the cost, the same source claims that it is positioned between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10R, which would mean a slightly lower price than the Pro. For reference, this phone starts at $899 / £799 (approximately AU$1,400).
On the other hand, an initial Amazon UK listing for the phone apparently put it at £799 – so the same price as the OnePlus 10 Pro.
While there’s some uncertainty about where the 10T actually sits in the line, with some evidence that it could have better specs than the OnePlus 10 Pro – and possibly be the OnePlus 10 Ultra in all but name. In that case it could have an even higher price.
Name OnePlus 10T
The OnePlus 10T is a bit of an odd naming choice, as typically the ‘T’ versions are updated versions of the standard numbered versions of OnePlus phones. So there really shouldn’t be a OnePlus 10T without a OnePlus 10.
But by the same logic, there shouldn’t be a OnePlus 10 Pro without a OnePlus 10, and yet here we are.
Still, there’s a chance that OnePlus will actually release it as the OnePlus 10 – something one source has hinted at, saying he’s not sure if it will be called the 10T or 10.
But the latest leaks only speak of a OnePlus 10T, with talk of all 10 having died and leaking Max Jambor (opens in new tab) specifically said that the OnePlus 10T 5G is the “final name of the next and only flagship phone coming from OnePlus this year”.
There’s some vague logic in calling this the 10T too, as it’s likely to arrive a little later than the OnePlus 10 Pro, so marking it as not a direct part of that lineup might make sense – and if it lands during the typical Tempo T (in the end of the year) and adding a T to the name makes sense on that front.
OnePlus 10T design and display
A major OnePlus 10T leak revealed a lot of spec details and also included images, giving us a look at the phone’s possible design.
You can see one of these images below, complete with a massive camera block that spans the entire width of the back – although it only houses lenses in the left two-thirds, while the front has a flat screen with rather thin bezels and a camera hole. .
You can also see the power and volume buttons on the right edge, but there’s no alert slider. It’s worth noting, though, that these images are apparently based on early prototype units of the phone, so they might not be exactly correct, but subsequent renders also showed this omission (although they look different in other respects).
The same source also revealed that the OnePlus 10T apparently has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. These exact screen specs were also listed by another leaker. That second leaker thought this phone would launch as the OnePlus 10, but they’re clearly talking about the same handset.
An Amazon listing for the phone also mentions an FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Based on all of this, the design and display appears to be a little lower than the OnePlus 10 Pro as it has a curved QHD+ display and possibly slightly smaller bezels.
OnePlus 10T camera and battery
According to a leak, the OnePlus 10T has a triple-lens camera on the back, consisting of a 50MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 16MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2MP macro. Apparently, it can also record video in up to 4K quality at up to 60fps. Meanwhile, the front is said to house a 32MP camera capable of recording in 1080p at 30fps.
This same camera spec list has already been released by another source, so there’s a good chance it’s accurate.
That said, a third source pointed to slightly different camera specs, saying to expect a 50MP f/1.8 primary sensor along with 8MP and 2MP secondary ones and a 16MP camera on the front.
As for the battery, the same three sources said it has a 4,800mAh battery with 150W charging. That’s an incredible amount of charging power and would have the OnePlus 10 Pro beaten – although the battery size is smaller here, and the 10T also apparently lacks wireless charging.
OnePlus 10T Specifications and Features
There is little uncertainty in terms of which chipset the OnePlus 10 Pro will use, with sources suggesting it might use either the Dimensity 9000 or the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Both are high-end chipsets, the latter being even better than the one in the OnePlus 10 Pro (or pretty much any other Android phone).
It’s this latter chipset that also seems more likely, with one source saying OnePlus has decided to switch from Dimensity to Snapdragon and leaker @yabhishhekhd specifically tweet (opens in new tab) which will use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. A third source also pointed to this chipset.
An Amazon listing also points to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, as well as mentioning 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage – although other configurations are likely also available.
In fact, elsewhere, we’ve heard that the OnePlus 10T could come with options of 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage, plus Android 12 overlayed on top of OxygenOS 12.
There’s also talk of an under-screen fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers – neither of which would be surprising.