OnePlus 10R, a successor to the popular OnePlus 9R, is launching soon and leaks have already started trickling in.
Leaks suggest that the new phone will have a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+. The primary camera on the back will feature a 50 MP camera with Sony IMX766 image sensor and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The secondary and tertiary cameras will be an 8 MP ultrawide and a 2 MP Macro lens. The front camera is expected to be a 16 MP camera.
Interestingly the punch hole is expected to move from left to the centre, a deviation from OnePlus’ traditional design feature.
Some renders of the design were leaked on PriceBaba and here’s how they look:
Looking at the designs, you might notice two things – there’s no Alert Slider and a 3.5 mm headphone jack! Removing the Alert Slider is another big move away from the traditional design of the OnePlus models.
The 10R will support Hi-ResAudio and Dolby Atmos and will feature stereo speakers.
Leaks also suggest two variants of One Plus 10R: a 4500 mAh battery model which will come with a 150W charging brick and a 5000 mAh battery model with an 80W charging brick. It will be exciting to see how the 150W fast charging will perform. Stay tuned to our blog for that.
RealMe GT Neo 3?
If all the specs sounded familiar to you, it is because the phone specs are identical to that of RealMe GT Neo 3. The RealMe phone was launched in China a few weeks ago. The speculation is ripe that the OnePlus 10R is just a rebranded version of RealMe GT Neo 3, both made by the same company BBK Electronics.
No Snapdragon chip
9R had a Snapdragon chip. However, OnePlus 10R will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chip. Earlier rumours had suggested a more powerful Dimensity 9000. Hopefully, the effect on performance with this change will be positive.
The OnePlus 10R will also host an NFC chip. The phone will reportedly be running on Android 12 and have the OnePlus custom OxygenOS on top.
The phone will be released in two memory configurations: 8 or 12GB RAM with 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
If the leaks are true, the OnePlus 10R appears to be just a rebranded version of RealMe GT Neo 3. For us, that’s a disappointment. Over the years, OnePlus had created a niche space for itself in terms of affordable flagships and design. Such design changes and the large volume of releases is making it just another Chinese phone brand. (like Oppo, Vivo and RealMe; also owned by BBK Electronics).
What are your thoughts? Are you excited about OnePlus10R? What do you think of their new market strategy?
Let us know in the comments!