OnePlus 10T announced with up to 150W fast charging and $649 starting price

OnePlus 10T announced with up to 150W fast charging and $649 starting price

After not launching a OnePlus 9T last year, the OnePlus T-series will return in 2022 with the OnePlus 10T, which sees its official launch today. Many of the details of the device have already been made public, so today’s news is about pricing and availability. Head over to Allison Johnson’s full review for a rundown of how the phone is used in practice.

In the US, the phone will be available to pre-order from Amazon, Best Buy, and OnePlus directly from September 1 and will go on sale on September 29. OnePlus 10T prices will start at $649 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model and go up to $749 for the 16GB RAM and 256GB storage model. Meanwhile, Europe is getting the phone a little early with pre-orders opening today and the phone will go on sale on August 25. Pricing in the UK and Europe starts at £629 (€699) and rises to £729 (€799) for the boost model.

The OnePlus 10T from the front.
Image: OnePlus

The OnePlus 10T ticks a lot of the typical mid-year phone launch boxes. While it has a similar overall design to the previous OnePlus 10 Pro with a large square camera bump on the rear, there have been numerous internal updates. The 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 on the OnePlus 10R and GT Neo 3 from the Realme brand from BBK Electronics.

Unfortunately, the US won’t see the full 150W charging speeds (blame their lower voltage 110V and 120V outlets). Instead, charging speeds will be capped at 125W. But that’s still capable of really fast charging, as Allison discovered when he used the GT Neo 3 (which, for context, could 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 slight improvement over the 8 Gen 1 seen in the 10 Pro. The maximum amount of RAM has also been increased and now stretches up to 16GB on the 10 Pro model. high-end. It’s enough to be able to suspend 35 background apps at once, according to OnePlus. The company also says that the phone uses its “largest and most advanced” cooling system to keep things running smoothly.

OnePlus 10T in green.

There is no alert slider in sight.
Image: OnePlus

On the front, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p OLED screen with a refresh rate that can be dynamically adjusted between 90 and 120 Hz. Personally, though, I’m more interested in the fact that it’s a flat screen than not. it curves around the edges of the phone like the ones you normally see on OnePlus phones. It’s arguably a less premium aspect, but I think it can make big phones easier to use in the hand.

There are no Hasselblad-branded cameras this time around, but the 10T still comes with a trio of rear sensors: a 50-megapixel main one; 8 megapixel ultra wide angle; and 2 megapixel macro. Around the front, there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera in a hole-punch cutout at the top center of the screen.

Another omission? The lack of OnePlus’ trademark alert slider, which the company previously explained it needed to remove to make room for the 10T’s high-voltage charging components, large battery, and a total of 15 antennas (which should mean a better signal while playing in landscape, apparently).

The OnePlus 10T will ship with OxygenOS 12.1, which is based on Android 12 from last year. You should get three major Android updates and four years of security updates. Naturally, OxygenOS 13 is coming later this year (based on Android 13) and will be available on OnePlus flagship devices going back to the OnePlus 8 and Nord devices going 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.

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