- OnePlus 10T will debut on August 3rd, 2022
- It will lack an alert slider and Hasselblad camera optimisations
- OnePlus chief designer Hope Liu revealed why the 10T will lack these
OnePlus 10T 5G will be unveiled on August 3rd, 2022. Rumours are rife that it will be the only flagship phone from the brand for the second half of this year. The device will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. It will also offer other key features, such as a 120Hz AMOLED display, 50-megapixel triple cameras, and 150W fast charging.
Even though the OnePlus 10T will be a flagship device, it will lack key features, such as the alert slider and Hasselblad camera optimisations. In an interview with The Verge, Hope Liu, who is the head designer at OnePlus, explained why these features were taken out of the 10T.
OnePlus 10T to arrive without alert slider, Hasselblad for Mobile
The OnePlus 10T renders have revealed that it will look like a toned-down version of the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, which features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. While the 10T features the more powerful SD8+G1 chip, it lacks the alert slider and Hasselblad for Mobile camera optimisations. According to Liu, the alert slider has been removed from the 10T to make space for other internal components for “high wattage charging, a large battery capacity, and better antenna signal.”
“While the alert slider appears to be a very small component, it actually has a relatively large impact on the device’s motherboard area — taking up 30 mm². To ensure the OnePlus 10T delivers in the areas we know our users value most… while retaining the alert slider, we would have had to stack the device’s motherboard, which would have made the device thicker.” Liu added.
Rumours surrounding the OnePlus 10T 5G suggest that it will be equipped with support for 150W fast charging like the OnePlus 10R 5G. To recall, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G supports 80W fast charging. The 10T will come equipped with 15 separate antennas for better signal connectivity when the device is held in landscape orientation while gaming.
Unlike the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, the 10T lacks the Hasselblad branding on its back, which indicates that it does not have camera optimisations from the Swedish camera brand. The Hasselblad for Mobile feature available on the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G only assists in tuning the colour reproduction of the photos. It also carries support for 12-bit RAW photographs.
Coming on the absence of Hasselblad camera optimisations on the 10T, Liu said, “(OnePlus) wanted to offer an ultimate performance flagship smartphone at the device’s chosen price point.” The OnePlus 10T Pro 5G costs Rs 66,999 right now. Our exclusive leak from the past week revealed that the 10T will start at Rs 49,999. So, it seems like the company gave up on Hasselblad optimisations to keep the price of the 10T low.
The 10 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera, whereas the 10T will come equipped with a better main camera sensor, i.e., the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, which will carry support for OIS and shooting in 10-bit colours. It will also offer an enhanced HDR photography experience as well as the company’s night photography mode. The main snapper will be accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree FOV and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
Other reports have revealed that the OnePlus 10T 5G will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz display, a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 4,800mAh battery with 150W fast charging support. The device is expected to arrive with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It will be available in Jade Green and Moonstone Black colours.
The same device will be rebranded as the OnePlus Ace Pro in China. It will also be announced on August 3rd, 2022.