After not releasing the OnePlus 9T last year, OnePlus’ T-series returns in 2022 with the OnePlus 10T, which is officially launched today. Many details of the device have already been made public, so today’s news is about pricing and availability. For an overview of how the phone is being used in practice, go to Allison Johnson’s full review.
In the US, the phone will be available for immediate pre-order from Amazon, Best Buy, and OnePlus starting September 1, and in open sale on September 29. Prices for the OnePlus 10T start at $649 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model and go up to $749 for 16GB RAM and 256GB storage. Meanwhile, Europe is getting the phone a little earlier, with pre-orders opening today and the phone going on sale August 25. UK and European prices start at £629 (€699) and rise to £729 (€799) for the entry-level model.
The OnePlus 10T lives up to many of the typical mid-year release boxes. While it has a similar overall design to the previous OnePlus 10 Pro with a large square camera bump on the back, there have been numerous internal upgrades. Most interesting is the charging technology. While the OnePlus 10 Pro was limited to a maximum of 80W fast charging (or 65W for North Americans), the OnePlus 10T inherits the 150W fast charging first seen in the OnePlus 10R and GT Neo 3 from fellow BBK. Electronics brand Realme.
Unfortunately, the US won’t see full 150W charging speeds (blame your lower voltage 110 and 120V outlets). Instead, charging speeds are capped at 125W. But that’s still capable of really fast charging, as Allison discovered when using the GT Neo 3 (which, for context, was able to charge to 46 percent in just five minutes) . For the OnePlus 10T, the company promises a full charge from one to 100 percent in 20 minutes with 125W fast charging or 19 minutes with the 150W version. Take that America.
Internally, the OnePlus 10T is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a minor upgrade over the 8 Gen 1 seen in the 10 Pro. The maximum amount of RAM has also been increased and is now expanded to 16 GB on the top model. According to OnePlus, it is enough to interrupt 35 applications in the background at the same time. The company also says the phone uses its “largest and most advanced” cooling system to keep everything running smoothly.
On the front, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p OLED display with a refresh rate that can be dynamically adjusted between 90 and 120 Hz. Personally, though, I’m most interested in the fact that it’s a flat screen that doesn’t curve around the edges of the phone, as is typical of OnePlus handsets. It may be a less premium look, but I think it can hold large phones more easily.
There are no Hasselblad-branded cameras this time around, but the 10T still comes with a trio of rear sensors: a 50-megapixel main camera; 8 megapixel ultra-wide; and 2-megapixel macro. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera in a punch-hole cutout in the top center of the screen.
Another omission? The lack of OnePlus’ trademark warning slider, which the company previously explained needed to be removed to make room for the 10T’s high-wattage charging components, large battery and 15 antennas in total (which should mean better signal during playing games in landscape, apparently).
The OnePlus 10T comes with OxygenOS 12.1, which is based on Android 12 from last year. It should receive three major Android updates and four years of security updates. Of course, OxygenOS 13 is coming later this year (based on Android 13) and will be available on flagship OnePlus devices that go back to the OnePlus 8 and Nord devices that go back to the Nord CE.
Finally, OnePlus is also announcing a new 80W car charger today, which can charge a OnePlus 10T from one to 100 percent in 29 minutes. It will go on sale in the US on September 1 for $39 and in the UK on August 25 for £59.99.