Is OnePlus trying to get back in touch with its “flagship killer” roots? The recently revealed OnePlus 10T costs just $650 but packs premium components, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and some incredible charging speeds.
In fact, the OnePlus 10T is eerily similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro. Both phones have a 6.7-inch 120Hz adaptive AMOLED screen (with HDR 10+), a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, LPDDR5 RAM (8GB or 16 GB) and a triple rear camera system.
OnePlus also went a little crazy with the charging specs. While the OnePlus 10 Pro topped 65W charging speeds, the new OnePlus 10T charges at 150W (or 125W in North America).
But the OnePlus 10T does come with some downgrades. The Hasselblad camera system is gone, probably as a cost-saving measure. OnePlus also ditched the alert slider for this phone, citing size limitations, and dropped the battery to 4,800mAh (which is only slightly smaller than the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery).
Pre-orders for the OnePlus 10T start on September 1 in North America. The phone starts at $650 and should arrive on September 29. Note that this smartphone launches with OxygenOS 12 but will receive the OxygenOS 13 update in late 2022; I think this will count towards the “three years” of guaranteed OS updates for the OnePlus 10T.