OnePlus 10 Pro launch event recap: Price, release date and everything you need to know

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And now it’s time for our OnePlus 10 Pro review. Be sure to check it out to see the test results and my final thoughts. And also discover our OnePlus 10 Pro TikTok!

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OnePlus is giving back to its community with coupons and discounts to thank long-time customers.

The phone will go on sale on April 5 in the EU and April 14 in North America. But that’s the price. It will retail for $899 in the US and will be available from T-Mobile, OnePlus, Best Buy and Amazon. It will be £899/€799 for the 8GB/128GB model and £999/€899 for the 12GB/256GB version.

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OnePlus is now showing off what’s new in OxygenOS 12.1, like the new Dark Mode and Shelf. OxygenOS is different these days, but it has many features that many love. Work Life mode is pretty nice if you use your phone for work and play.

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OnePlus says its proximity to Oppo equates to access to these resources, but OnePlus remains loyal to its community.

OxygenOS is apparently still different from ColorOS. On the surface, the two are very similar, but OnePlus says OxygenOS retains its community first DNA. It’s supposed to be smooth, responsive, and secure. But ColorOS too.

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The 6.7-inch AMOLED display features second-generation LTPO technology, which means smoother refresh rates between 1Hz and 120Hz. The OnePlus 10 Pro features new SuperVOOC charging.

The phone comes in Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest. Both colorways offer fingerprint resistance. And the camera module is housed in ceramic in a very Samsung-esque design where the array blends into the frame of the phone.

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OnePlus talks about its partnerships. OnePlus is the official 2022 smartphone of the International Photography Awards.

What is OnePlus planning for 2022? The roadmap includes phones, audio and IoT. There are also new OnePlus Buds Pro in a Radiant Silver colorway.

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We knew almost everything about the phone. But Pete Lau is now talking about OnePlus and its mission. It promises a new OnePlus IoT ecosystem, which is interesting. What might that look like?

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I guess the launch announcement will be in this Shark Tank sketch.

The OnePlus 10 Pro obviously uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. It also has the Hyper Boost engine, which boosts the GPU and stabilizes the frame rate. The phone also has a new cooling system to reduce SoC throttling.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro ships with OxygenOS 12.1, which we believe will fix some of the issues that plagued OxygenOS 12.

And yes, the phone has a 5000 mAh battery.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro has a Pro mode for video and can record in LOG format. It can record in 4K 120 fps.

But this Shark Tank sketch is a little weird.

The OnePlus 10 Pro, as we know, is equipped with the second generation Hasselblad camera system. The phone takes pictures in 10-bit color, which offers a billion more colors than 8-bit. OnePlus achieved this with natural color grading.

The phone also has a 150-degree ultrawide mode, which offers wider shots than other ultrawide cameras. The new Pro mode can capture 12-bit RAW images with improved dynamic range.

OnePlus starts off with a Shark Tank scam/parody. The presenter tries to “sell” the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The event begins!

The OnePlus 10 Pro has begun its preamble. We’re just minutes away from launch! For the moment, it’s just OnePlus that reiterates the path taken.

A polished version of the supposed OnePlus 10 rear panel.

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We’ve only heard of the OnePlus 10 Pro. It looks like there won’t be a OnePlus 10 this year, although there are rumors of a OnePlus 10 Ultra later in 2022. OnePlus used to favor fewer phone launches, but it seems that this changed as a result of the company’s greater international popularity (as with the Nord and Nord N series).

Assuming the OnePlus 10 Pro is priced right, we might not need a OnePlus 10. That might give the Pixel 6 some competition, but that’s it.

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What excites you most about the OnePlus 10 Pro? We can’t wait to see the cameras do it. Previous long-standing partnerships between smartphone makers and camera makers haven’t been huge (Huawei/Leica, Nokia/Zeiss), but last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro certainly showed that OnePlus and Hasselblad might have achieved something.

A year later, we hope the second-generation camera system and software suite can put OnePlus on the map of best camera phones.

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We’re just over an hour away from the OnePlus 10 Pro reveal. Above you can see the box in red OnePlus branding. Based on the size, we expect the 65W charging brick to be included with the phone. (The iPhone 13 and Galaxy S22 come in much slimmer cases.)

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What about the price of the OnePlus 10 Pro? As 9to5Google reports, German online retailers MediaMarkt recently listed a price of €899, which is the same price as the OnePlus 9 Pro. However, we’re hoping for a lower price for the US, as the OnePlus 10 Pro will go up against the $899 Google Pixel 6 Pro as well as the $999 Galaxy S22 Plus.

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We expect OnePlus to fully focus on the OnePlus 10 Pro today. But just in case OnePlus wants to make more product announcements in this event, there’s always the possibility of a follow-up to last year’s one. OnePlus Watch.

Because we haven’t heard many watch rumors in the lead up to today’s event, we guess we’ll hear about the OnePlus Watch 2 some other time. Yet we have a OnePlus Watch 2 Hub which contains all the latest rumors about a future smartwatch from OnePlus.

An official render of the OnePlus 10 Pro in Emerald Forest Green and Volcanic Black

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When it comes to Android phones, the Galaxy S22 Ultra lays claim to the title of best android phone overall, at least according to our calculations. Will the OnePlus 10 Pro have enough to challenge Samsung’s flagship?

We can’t definitively answer this question until we test the new OnePlus phone. But our Global Editor, Mark Spoonauer, pointed out five areas where the OnePlus 10 Pro could challenge the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

A sample OnePlus 10 Pro camera, showing the phone's Billion Color Solution processing

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OnePlus already tilted its hand a bit in January, talking about some of the features you can expect from OnePlus 10 Pro cameras. We also know the hardware specs. There’s a 48MP main sensor, with 50MP ultra-wide cameras and 8MP telephoto cameras joining it. The latter has a 3.3x optical zoom. The front camera is 32MP. So we’ll see what kinds of photos the OnePlus 10 Pro can take, but we have high hopes.

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With hours to go, we’re excited to learn more about the OnePlus 10 Pro’s cameras.

The OnePlus-Hasselblad partnership is in its second year, which means we could hear about other major improvements over the OnePlus 9 Pro. We hope the OnePlus 10 Pro retains accurate and natural colors – even Samsung has started to tone down its trademark oversaturation.

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What about this display? At 6.7 inches, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s screen is far from small. It’s also QHD and, if it’s something like the OnePlus 9 Pro, you’ll be able to choose whether you want FHD or QHD resolution. The first setting will help save battery power.

Samsung has set the bar high this year with the Galaxy S22 screens (pictured), so the OnePlus 10 Pro has its work cut out for it. We’ll see how it compares in our tests and comparisons, but we expect OnePlus to offer something great.

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A feature announced in January will not make the US version of the OnePlus 10 Pro. OnePlus has confirmed that the North American OnePlus 10 Pro will not have 80W charging like the rest of the world has; it will have 65W instead. This is supposedly because OnePlus’ 80W charging technology is not compatible with the North American power standard.

But that 15W difference might not be so bad. Charging power is not linear and getting such high charging speeds achieves diminishing returns the higher you go. We haven’t yet seen how fast the OnePlus 10 Pro charges in our lab, but we expect it to be very fast – certainly faster than the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Maxwhich charge at 45W and 30W respectively.

Hello and welcome to Tom’s Guide’s OnePlus 10 Pro event live blog. Things don’t get started for a few hours yet, but we’ll use that time to recap everything we know about the new phone, and a few things we don’t.

So bookmark this page and follow the event with us live starting at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT. / 3:00 p.m. BST.