The OnePlus hype has certainly reduced over the last few years. The company has tried to transition from a phone brand for enthusiasts to just another smartphone brand. Well OnePlus 10T could help the brand earn some of that cred back, given that they have priced it so aggressively this time around.
Let’s start with the specs. The phone comes with the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with up to 16GB RAM, and 128/256GBs of UFS 3.1 storage. Even the display checks all boxes with a 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED screen. Unfortunately, the phone ditches the legacy OnePlus Alert Slider, which again isn’t surprising given that there are now many OnePlus phones which lack the slider. The camera configuration is also decent, with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor, a 8-megapixel ultrawide, and finally a 2-megapixel macro sensor. Also, there’s a 16-megapixel lens at the front for selfies. For power there’s a 4,800mAh battery paired with 150W fast charging.
But leaving aside the specs, what OnePlus has nailed this time around is the price. The phone starts at just around the $649 mark for the 8/128GB configuration, and $749 for the 16/256GB configuration. For reference, the OnePlus 9T actually retailed for a higher price, $729 at release. Even the OnePlus 8T initially started at the $700 mark on release.
Hopefully the OnePlus 10T marks a change in the company’s direction, and they actually start delivering on the Flagship Killer promise. For those of you interested, the phone will be available for pre-order from 1st September.