One Plus has begun the pre-order process for the 10 Pro in a number of countries, including the United States, just days after announcing the long-awaited March 31 global launch event. The procedure is odd in that it requires a $1 pre-order fee to guarantee your spot in line.
When the phone is finally available, you’ll be able to “unlock special advantages,” including a free set of genuine wireless OnePlus Buds Pro in your choice of Matte Black or Glossy White, as well as “early” shipment.
Surprisingly, it appears that you’ll have to pay the handset’s “remaining cost” between now and March 31, implying that the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G price in the United States might be announced at any time.
Surprisingly, a Twitter teaser suggests the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beast would start at less than $1,000, undercutting last year’s 9 Pro, which was originally priced at $1,069 with 256GB of storage.
The US 10 Pro’s storage capacity (and RAM count) are unknown at this time, so stay tuned for the “Judgment Day” event… and other teasers expected before March 31.
To the dismay of many of the company’s die-hard supporters throughout the world, OnePlus chose a few months ago to break with tradition and do what other Chinese businesses have been doing for years.
Of course, the OnePlus 10 Pro was never intended to remain exclusive to the world’s largest smartphone market indefinitely, and the super-premium 6.7-inch handset is set to launch internationally by the end of March… just.
OnePlus has just confirmed on its main Twitter account that a OnePlus 10 Pro launch event will take place on March 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. IST, 2 p.m. GMT, or 10 a.m. EDT.
Given the order of the three time zones, it’s reasonable to assume that, after releasing its latest flagship in China, OnePlus would try to focus primarily on India. But something tells us that at this (not so) mysterious event, all major markets will be mentioned, and if the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powerhouse goes on sale in the US and Europe after India, we don’t expect a huge gap… this time.
To put it another way, we expect the 5G-enabled OnePlus 10 Pro will be commercially released in the United States in April, similar to last year’s 9 Pro, which went on sale on April 2. It’s unclear whether OnePlus has any more surprises up its sleeve, as the enigmatic image released on social media earlier today suggests. With all of the major specs “already out,” there appears to be something “more to expect,” but to be totally honest, we have no idea what the firm is alluding to.
On the software front, we already know that the global 10 Pro will run Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 rather than the Chinese ColorOS skin borrowed from parent company Oppo, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, silky smooth 120Hz AMOLED display, 48 + 8 + 50MP triple rear-facing camera system, and 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging capabilities could well secure this bad boy a solid spot among the best Android phones available In 2022.