Skip to main content

OnePlus 10 leak shows a familiar design and surprising specs

The confusing saga of a standard OnePlus 10 model just took another interesting turn. OnSitego has shared renders of the yet-to-be-announced OnePlus 10 allegedly based on a prototype of the device, as seen by reliable leaker Yogesh Brar.

Looking at these OnePlus 10 renders, it appears that OnePlus took the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera island and stretched it all the way to the other edge. The glossy camera bump flaunts three lenses, an LED flash ring, and the Hasselblad branding on the side. The rest of the rear panel appears to rock the same sandstone black finish that we saw on the OnePlus 10 Pro.

Related Videos
Alleged render of OnePlus 10
Credit: OnSitego

Things are a bit different at the front. Instead of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s curved screen and a hole-punch cutout in the corner, the vanilla OnePlus 10 appears to favor a flat screen with a centered hole-punch. Plus, there’s also a conspicuous chin courtesy of a thick bottom bezel.

The latest leak also sheds some light on the phone’s innards. The triple-lens array at the back includes an optically stabilized 50MP primary camera, a 16MP camera for ultrawide photography, and a paltry 2MP macro camera. If you were hoping for a telephoto camera, you’re out of luck.

Interestingly, the more affordable OnePlus 1o is touted to offer Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, while the OnePlus 10 Pro comes armed with the older Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 silicon. Another area where the OnePlus 10 trumps the Pro model is charging prowess. Per this report, the vanilla OnePlus 10 is said to support 150W charging, while the Pro model taps out at 80W (and just 65W in the U.S.).

The report also claims that the OnePlus 10 might finally go official in July. But here’s the odd part. Another trusted leaker, Max Jambor, recently shared that the next, and only, flagship to come from the Chinese smartphone maker is the OnePlus 10T.

Leaked render of OnePlus 10
Credit: OnSitego OnSitego

OnePlus’s smartphone strategy has lately been quite confusing. The company has kept the sub-flagships like the OnePlus 10R and the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition limited to Asian markets, while it continues to pump more Nord phones in western areas.

It remains to be seen whether the device pictured above will hit the shelves as the OnePlus 10 or the OnePlus 10T. It’s also possible that this could be another Nord series phone, or just a prototype that is eventually put on ice. Needless to say, keep your expectations in check following the latest leaks.

OnePlus has lately courted some criticism for losing its aggressive approach, thanks in no small part to ever-tightening ties with sister brand Oppo. It’s not surprising as both companies fall under the aegis of Chinese conglomerate BBK Electronics, but it doesn’t make OnePlus’s Oppo-ification any less concerning.

Editors' Recommendations

Why now is the perfect time for the OnePlus Pad
The OnePlus Pad tablet with Stylo stylus and keyboard cover.

OnePlus, the popular smartphone brand, is dipping its toes into the tablet market with the launch of the all-new, gorgeously designed OnePlus Pad. The move comes at a time when Google is making significant changes to Android to improve the tablet experience for users (plus laptops and foldables, too!).

With the launch of the OnePlus Pad, OnePlus is poised to benefit from these changes, while also feeding into its own broader ecosystem of devices and services. At the same time, the launch coincides with slowing growth in the tablet market, making it a risky move for the company -- but one which could pay off well.

Read more
I adore the OnePlus 11 camera — but not for the reason you think
Close-up shot of the camera on the OnePlus 11.

There’s little doubt that cameras are among the most important selling points of today's best phones. Apple, Samsung, Google, and others trade on the value of their camera technology — from the hardware lenses and sensors to the computational photography AI features. And almost without fail, they reserve their very best cameras for their premium flagship smartphones.
It’s somewhat ironic that as important as these cameras are for setting each phone apart, most companies slap them rather unceremoniously onto the back of their devices without much style or panache.

From a design perspective, there’s been a trend toward either minimizing the camera array — as if the designers would love to find a way to pretend it isn’t there — or just slapping on a bulky camera bump that often feels jarringly out of place.
Granted, there’s an argument to be made for minimalism. Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 gives us a taste of that concept with its three protruding lenses that now stand on their own without a camera bump.
However, as with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, they still sit there feeling uninspired. Nothing about these designs suggests that Samsung is proud of its camera system, despite the impressive hardware specs of the cameras themselves.

Read more
This OnePlus 11 camera test really shouldn’t have been so close
The OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 10 Pro camera modules.

Wondering if the OnePlus 11 camera beats the OnePlus 10 Pro camera? Us too! So, over a few days and nights, we put the two against each other to see if the latest OnePlus phone improves over its predecessor.

It’s interesting not only from a basic camera hardware standpoint, but also because we get to see how Hasselblad continues to influence the photos. The two companies have been working together for a while now, and seeing positive changes is really important. Here are the results.
OnePlus 11 vs. OnePlus 10 Pro: camera specs
OnePlus 10 Pro (left) and OnePlus 11 Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

Read more