OnePlus announces launch of first flagship smartphone of 2022, OnePlus 10 Pro

By Mark Kavanagh

OnePlus may have cancelled its in-person CES events due to the Omicron wave of Covid, but the smartphone innovator proceeded with unveiling its new top-of-the-range handset to tie in with the Las Vegas tech show.

OnePlus 10 Pro launches on Tuesday January 11 in China with a second-Generation Hasselblad Pro Mode and new 150-degree ultra-wide camera among the headline features.­

Top specs

The OnePlus 10 Pro will be powered by the latest high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, running Android 12.

The sports a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with LTPO screen, which means the phone can adjust its refresh rates to improve battery life.

We don’t know the exact size of the screen yet, but we do know the handset supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

It has a 48MP main camera, 50 MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto.

Hasselblad Pro

The camera on the OnePlus 10 Pro boasts an array of new features made possible through OnePlus’s unique partnership with legendary camera manufacturer Hasselblad.

These include the OnePlus Billion Colour Solution and second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode with RAW+.

The second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode is supported on all three of its rear cameras and allows each to capture photos in 12-bit RAW complete with Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution.

OnePlus Billion Colour Solution

The company said that the Natural Colour Calibration with Hasselblad on the OnePlus 10 Pro is applied to more than one billion colours.

The firm said that OnePlus 10 Pro captures photos with a 25 per cent increase in DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage and can process 64 times more colour than its predecessor – the OnePlus 9 Pro.

And 10-bit colour is supported on each of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s three rear cameras – the main, telephoto and ultra-wide camera.

The company added that this will remove colour banding from shots, resulting in smooth colour transitions whenever you tap the camera shutter button.

Second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode

The second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode supports a new empowered RAW format called RAW+.

The firm said that it provides all the benefits of capturing in a RAW format with the smartphone’s computational photography elements.

This results in the highest quality photo files with greater dynamic range, noise reduction, and more that empowers users that love editing their shots.

New 150-degree ultra-wide camera

The new phone boasts an ultra-wide sensor offering a 150-degree field of view – up to four times wider than traditional ultra-wide cameras.

It supports a new Fisheye Mode that replicates the look of dedicated fisheye cameras and provides a fresh perspective when shooting.

The ultra-wide shooter also supports photo capture in a more traditional 110-degree field of view, complete with AI distortion correction.

Movie Mode

The new Movie Mode allows for the adjustment of ISO, shutter speed, and more before and during video capture.

It enables users to film in a LOG format without a pre-set picture profile, providing videographers with a blank canvas for editing.

Footage captured in a LOG format also offers greater dynamic range and more information in shadows and highlights.

Availability

OnePlus 10 Pro launches in China on Tuesday, January 11, followed by a launch in India, Europe, and North America later in 2022.

Specs

Dimensions: 163mm x 73.9mm x 8.55mm
Screen size: 6.7in (unconfirmed) AMOLED
Refresh rate: 120Hz LTPO
Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM: 8GB/12 GB (unconfirmed)
Rear cameras: 48MP main; 50MP ultrawide; 8MP telephoto
Front camera: 32MP
Battery size: 5,000 mAh
Charging speed: 80W wired; 50W wireless


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