Hasselblad has played a big role in OnePlus’ last two flagship launches, with the Swedish lens specialist refining the lenses of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 10 and improving some of the phones’ photo processing. These specific devices didn’t knock Apple or Google off the top of the rankings best camera phones list, but they certainly held their own against the top photographers.
It is therefore curious that Hasselblad is apparently not involved in the OnePlus 10T, based on OnePlus reviews of The Verge. “[OnePlus] wanted to deliver an ultimate performance flagship smartphone at the price chosen for the device,” chief designer Hope Liu told The Verge.
It could mean anything, but it looks like OnePlus is putting a lot of emphasis on improving phone performance and caring less about the camera. If so, it’s an odd choice, given how important digital photography is to smartphone buyers.
If today’s OnePlus 10T launch seems like the latest in a string of OnePlus phone launches, you’re not expecting a thing. There was one plot OnePlus handsets rolling out in 2022, as OnePlus has expanded its product portfolio to include budget models as well as flagship challengers.
In my opinion, we have already seen the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Litethe OnePlus Nord 2Tthe OnePlus Nord N20 and if you want to expand the search to other markets than the US and UK, the OnePlus 10R.
Compared to when OnePlus rolled out one, maybe two phones at most, that’s quite a change. And it reminds me of an op-ed that my colleague Jordan Palmer wrote some time ago asking me if OnePlus loses its magic with all these phone versions.
The big question ahead of today’s OnePlus 10T launch is what OnePlus will charge for the phone – particularly relevant information in these times of rising costs. For the record, the OnePlus 10 Pro debuted with a price tag of $899 – less than comparable flagships, but still quite pricey as far as OnePlus devices go.
The 10T is supposed to have a better chipset in the form of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, but without the Hasselblad branding for its cameras, it’s possible the 10T could be cheaper than the OnePlus 10 Pro. We’re certainly hoping for a phone that’s no more than the one OnePlus introduced earlier in the year.
Let’s talk about the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 which OnePlus has confirmed will power the OnePlus 10T. That’s a performance boost over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 you’ll find in the OnePlus 10 Pro, as well as the entire Galaxy S22 lineup. But more importantly, it’s also better at power management than previous Qualcomm silicon, not that the long-lasting OnePlus 10 Pro really had a problem with battery life in our tests.
We’ve already tested a few Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 powered phones – the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro and the Zenfone 9. Both got excellent marks for performance, if you want to get an idea of what we’re expecting from the OnePlus 10T.
One area worth paying attention to when launching the OnePlus 10T today is all of the battery and charging details announced by the phone maker for the new device – and not just because it’s information that OnePlus doesn’t. was not revealed before the event. OnePlus’ power management features are always great.
We expect the OnePlus 10T to retain the 5,000mAh battery found in the OnePlus 10 Pro – why fix what isn’t broken, after all. In our demanding battery test, the 10 Pro clocked in at 11 hours and 52 minutes with its adaptive display feature enabled. Adaptive displays can affect battery life, but the OnePlus 10 still earned a spot on the list of better phone battery life that we follow.
As for charging speed, remember that the OnePlus 10 Pro used 80W charging, but since this feature did not meet US charging standards, users in the US had to make do with a charger of 65W. We’re curious to see if that persists with the new phone.
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