There’s an hour to go before launch, so hopefully the OnePlus live stream will start soon.
This year, we also saw a couple of OnePlus Nord phones: the Nord 2T, Nord CE 2 and Nord CE 2 Lite.
All are relatively affordable phones, especially by the 10 Pro’s standards, designed for people who want one or two high-end features, but without paying a hefty price tag.
In China, the OnePlus Ace was launched, but did not leave the country.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is one of our favorite phones of 2022 so far, so the 10T has big boots to follow – although it doesn’t seem to be trying to emulate its big brother. Instead, it looks like it’s trying to provide an alternate version.
That’s why there’s no zoom camera, a seemingly flat screen and a smaller battery – it’s all about speed in this new phone, in terms of charging and performance.
The battery and charging information has also been confirmed, and we imagine that it is something that will be a great attraction for the device.
The power pack is 4,800mAh, which is pretty big, but the attractive spec here is 150W charging.
This isn’t the first phone with such fast power speeds, but we certainly haven’t seen one that’s faster yet, and we can expect the phone to go from empty to full in under 20 minutes.
OnePlus will certainly go into more detail on this at launch.
Another thing OnePlus has confirmed is the absence of an alert slider, a popular feature of the company’s phones – you can see it on the edge of the OnePlus 10 Pro in the photo above.
An alert slider is for easily switching between silent, vibrate or full volume modes for notifications without having to open your phone. You can easily mute it when you enter a meeting or turn it off when you leave, without spending too much time on menus.
As we said, it’s a popular OnePlus feature and fans are already upset about its removal.
Another camera tidbit we know about the OnePlus 10T is that it won’t feature the Hasselblad branding that previous OnePlus phones have.
This brand boasted that the legacy cameras brand Hasselblad had contributed to some of the camera hardware and software for the phone, and in the 10 Pro it manifested itself as some new camera modes and AI tweaks in the normal photo mode.
It’s unclear if the lack of branding means these modes won’t reappear or if it’s simply the marketing aspect that has changed, and OnePlus likely won’t discuss that on stage. We’ll have to test the phone ourselves to see.
OnePlus 10T live stream started on YouTube and you can see here (opens in new tab).
That doesn’t mean there’s actually a video playing right now – it’s just a premiere, with the actual video scheduled to start 15 minutes before the event starts.
Another thing OnePlus has confirmed is that the 10T will get the Sony IMX766 sensor for its main camera. This is a 50MP snapper that we’ve seen used quite a bit on cheap phones over the last few months.
In fact, we’ve tested it extensively thanks to phones like the Realme 9 Pro Plus and Nothing Phone (1). We think it’s pretty good for low-light imaging, at least compared to other sensors we see used in budget phones.
Here are some images we took on the Realme phone, to give you an example of how it works at night.
While the sensor stands out from the crowd for low-light photography, its performance isn’t quite as impressive in well-lit conditions. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t stand out from the competition.
We’ll have to hear about the OnePlus 10T’s other cameras before we judge its photographic prowess.
OnePlus hasn’t been shy with information about the phone.
Here’s a great example – it’s the phone in green and black (an image OnePlus shared well before the top of this article).
This is what informs us that the phone looked like the OnePlus 10 Pro and also had three cameras.
Something interesting is that OnePlus had two launches today.
One was obviously the launch of the OnePlus 10T – that’s what you’re here for, presumably – but the other was just Chinese for the OnePlus Ace Pro.
However, this second launch event was canceled at the last minute, and it’s unclear why. What’s doubly odd is that this cancellation came a day after Motorola canceled a similar China-only event.
So, what is happening? We don’t know – but the launch of the OnePlus 10T is still in progress.
It’s time for the OnePlus 10T live blog launch on , and we’re getting the engine up and running for another launch event – it’s still hours before the OnePlus live stream starts, so no need to heat up your popcorn just yet. .