We’ve heard numerous claims about which flagship phones we’ll or won’t see from OnePlus this year, with most rumors pointing to a standard OnePlus 10 and a OnePlus 10 Ultra. But now it looks like we won’t see either one, with a OnePlus 10T instead.
This phone seems to be positioned as a slightly lower-end handset than the OnePlus 10 Pro so far, so it could end up being the OnePlus 10, save for the name. However, leaks suggest it has the Pro beat in at least one area – that’s charging speed, and there’s a possibility it could have a better chipset too.
Below we’ve covered everything we’ve heard about the OnePlus 10T so far, and we’ll update this article as soon as we hear more about it.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next high-end OnePlus phone
- When is it out? Probably later this year
- How much is it? Possibly slightly 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 this seems early for a T model and quite close to the OnePlus 10 Pro launch, so we think August or September is more likely. is.
There’s no news on what this phone could cost, but the same source claims it’s in between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10R, which would mean a slightly lower price point than the Pro. For reference, that phone starts at $899 / £799 (about AU$1,400).
While there’s some uncertainty about where the 10T actually sits in the line, with some evidence it could have better specs than the OnePlus 10 Pro – and possibly the OnePlus 10 Ultra in all but name. In that case, it could have an even higher price.
OnePlus 10T name
The OnePlus 10T is a somewhat odd choice of name given that typically ‘T’ versions are upgraded versions of standard numbered versions of OnePlus phones. So basically there shouldn’t be a OnePlus 10T without a OnePlus 10.
But by the same logic, there should be no OnePlus 10 Pro without a OnePlus 10, and yet here we are.
Still, there’s a chance OnePlus will actually launch this as the OnePlus 10 – something a source has suggested, saying they’re not sure if it’ll be called the 10T or the 10.
But the most recent leaks only talk about a OnePlus 10T, with rumors that the 10 is extinct, and leaker Max Jambo (opens in new tab) has specifically said that the OnePlus 10T 5G is the “final name of the next and only flagship phone to come from OnePlus this year.”
There’s some fuzzy logic in calling this the 10T as well, as it’s likely to land a while after the OnePlus 10 Pro, so it would make sense to mark it as not a direct part of that line – and if it lands during the typical T-timing (late in the year) and then adding a T to the name makes sense in that regard.
OnePlus 10T design and display
A major OnePlus 10T leak has revealed a lot of specs and also includes images, giving us an idea of the possible design of the phone.
You can see one of these images below, complete with a huge camera block that spans the entire width of the rear – although only lenses in the left two-thirds, while the front has a flat screen with fairly thin bezels and a punch-hole camera.
You can also see the power and volume buttons on the right, but there is no slider for notifications. However, it’s worth noting that these images are apparently based on early prototype units of the phone, so may not be entirely accurate.
The same source also revealed that the OnePlus 10T apparently has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Those exact screen specs were also mentioned by another leaker. That second leaker thought this phone would be launched as the OnePlus 10, but they are clearly talking about the same device.
Based on all this, the design and display seem like a small step down from the OnePlus 10 Pro, as it has a QHD+ curved screen and possibly slightly smaller bezels.
OnePlus 10T camera and battery
According to a leak, the OnePlus 10T will have 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 camera. It can apparently also record video in up to 4K quality at up to 60 fps. The front, meanwhile, is said to house a 32-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p at 30 fps.
The same list of camera specs was previously published by another source, so chances are it’s accurate.
That said, a third source has pointed to slightly different camera specs, saying to expect a 50MP f/1.8 primary sensor, accompanied by 8MP and 2MP secondary, and a 16MP front camera.
As for the battery, the same three sources have said it has a 4,800mAh battery with 150W charging. That’s an incredible amount of charging power and would beat the OnePlus 10 Pro – although the battery here is smaller and the 10T apparently doesn’t either. has wireless charging.
OnePlus 10T specifications and features
There is some uncertainty about which chipset the OnePlus 10 Pro will run, with sources suggesting it could run either the Dimensity 9000 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.
These are both high-end chipsets, with the latter being even better than the one in the OnePlus 10 Pro (or just about any other Android phone).
It’s that latter chipset that also looks more likely at the moment, with a source saying OnePlus has decided to switch from the Dimensity to the Snapdragon, and specifically leaker @yabhishekhd tweet (opens in new tab) that it will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. A third source has also pointed to this chipset.
Furthermore, we’ve heard that the OnePlus 10T may come with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage, plus Android 12 covered with OxygenOS 12.
There’s also an under-display fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers – neither of which would be surprising.