For the time being, the Galaxy S22 lineup remains the best option in the U.S. if you’re looking for a new flagship Android phone. But it won’t be much longer before we get the first true competitor, as OnePlus has finally announced that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be landing in North America, India, and Europe before the end of March.
The phone was originally debuted during CES 2022, but for one reason or another, OnePlus opted to leave it as a China-only release for a few months. According to OnePlus (via XDA), this was due to the “fierce competition in the Chinese market”. Which makes plenty of sense as we’ve already seen the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi, and other phone makers launch their first 2022 flagship phones in China while only the Galaxy S22 has arrived here in the U.S.
- Display: 6.7-inches / LTPO 2.0
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
- RAM: 8GB / 12GB
- Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
- Front Camera: 32MP
- Rear Cameras: 48MP + 50MP + 8MP
- Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 80W SuperVOOC wired charging + 50W AirVOOC Wireless Charging
- Software: OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12
- Dimensions: 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm
- Extras: 120Hz Refresh Rate / Bluetooth 5.2 / NFC / Reverse Wireless Charging / Dual Stereo Speakers
Another reason for the delay has to do with software, as OnePlus announced some major changes that are coming in the pipeline. For one, the Chinese variant of the OnePlus 10 Pro shipped with ColorOS, but the global version will arrive with OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12. OnePlus has not yet provided pricing information, but we’ll be sure to let everyone know once that becomes available.
By in large, it seems that there won’t be any major changes in terms of hardware when the OnePlus 10 Pro lands in other regions. We just have to hope that the durability of the 10 Pro will hold up and doesn’t end up looking like the first OnePlus Fold.