OnePlus has already announced several phones this year, and more are expected to arrive in the near future. But one of the most anticipated is the OnePlus 10R, continuing a new line of slightly less expensive variants of the main OnePlus line for China and India.
We’ll see what you can expect when the model arrives.
When will the OnePlus 10R be released?
OnePlus has yet to announce a release date for the 10R, and since the range is still in its infancy, we don’t have a set template to confidently predict when it might arrive.
So far, there have been two models in the R line, which will debut in the following months:
- OnePlus 9R 5G: April 2021
- OnePlus 9RT: October 2021 (China), January 2022 (India)
Usually OnePlus leaves six months between the main model (in this case R) and its successor (RT). With that in mind, it would make sense to see it in April for the Chinese market and June in India. As with previous models, it is highly likely that OnePlus will limit these devices to China and India, missing out on global markets.
To find out what we think of the latest model, read our OnePlus 9RT review.
How much will the OnePlus 10R cost?
To estimate the price, we need to look at how the two previous models lined up. Here are the details:
- OnePlus 9R 5G (8GB + 128GB): 2,599 yen / £39,999 (about £399 / $519 / €469)
- OnePlus 9R 5G (12GB + 256GB): 2,999 yen / £43,999 (about £439 / $579 / €519)
- OnePlus 9RT (8GB + 128GB): 3,299 yen / £42,999 (about £425 / $559 / €499)
- OnePlus 9RT (12GB + 256GB): 3,799 yen / £46,999 (about £469 / $615 / €559)
Obviously, you can see that the cost of the new model has gone up, so it’s likely that OnePlus can keep those prices instead of dropping to the original offerings. The ongoing worldwide disruption to production and distribution chains due to Covid, not to mention the additional pressure that the crisis in Ukraine has now caused, means that we do not expect price cuts in the tech world anytime soon.
What specs and features will we see in the OnePlus 10R?
Nothing has been confirmed at the time of writing, but several sites are reporting components that OnePlus could use to build the new 10R. Here’s what we’ve seen so far.
Android Central has reported that the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC will be the silicon of choice for the 10R. The 9000 is a powerful 4nm chip that outperforms Mediatek’s current range. Other devices confirmed or rumored to use the new chip include OnePlus Nord 3, Oppo Find X5 Pro Dimensity Edition, Realme GT Neo 3T, Vivo X80, Xiaomi 12T, and Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming.
The only strong rumor we’ve seen around the display is that it will have a 120Hz refresh rate, which should allow smooth transitions between screens and also prove to be a boon for gamers.
If the 10R follows the pattern set by the 9RT, then you should expect it to be a 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel with HDR10+, 20:9 aspect ratio, 397ppi, a punch-hole camera, and Gorilla Glass 5.
Memory and storage
Again, not much here, but the previous two models had a base tier of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, with the max going up to 12GB + 256GB. We think this will continue in the OnePlus 10R.
Not a tricky bird when it comes to cameras. There have been no leaks and technical analysts have remained silent on this 10R area. To get a ballpark figure, we can take into account the choice of lenses that came with the OnePlus 9RT.
It was a triple choice consisting of a 50MP, f/1.8, 24mm (Wide Angle) camera with OIS, 16MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (Ultrawide) and 2MP, f/2, 4 (Macro). Video exceeded [email protected], plus there was Auto HDR and a host of other features. In terms of selfies, the 9RT also comes with a 16MP f/2.4 (wide-angle) camera, again with auto HDR, though video is maxed out. [email protected] It’s a decent and fairly standard set that we wouldn’t be surprised to see again in a new model.
We will update this article as more information becomes available, so please check back regularly to see what we can find. In the meantime, you can check out our selection of the best OnePlus phones or the best Chinese smartphones to find out more.