OnePlus 10 Pro could have obscenely fast 80W charging

Renders of the OnePlus 10 Pro
(Image credit: Zouton | OnLeaks)

OnePlus is readying its next generation OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro. We’ve already got a good idea of what the latter could look like, and now we’ve got some insights on the possible OnePlus 10 Pro specs.

According to leaker Digital Chat Station, the OnePlus 10 Pro will sport, to no one's surprise, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC (system on chip). But it's the alleged 80W charging that has us very intrigued. 

The OnePlus 10 Pro is rumored to jump from 65W to 80W, whereas wireless charging will reportedly go from 50W to 60W. Given the OnePlus 9 Pro is the fastest charging phone we’ve seen this year, capable of virtually filling a battery from empty in just half an hour, this upgrade would significant. Especially when a previous leak suggested that the battery will be gaining an extra 500mAh, increasing it to 5,000mAh. 

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Otherwise, the OnePlus 10 Pro sounds barely distinguishable from its predecessor. We’re apparently looking at a 6.7-inch curved panel with a punch-hole camera in the top left-hand corner, like on the OnePlus 9 Pro. The screen will reportedly pack a 2K resolution and be LTPO AMOLED capable of 120Hz refresh rates, just like the current-generation model. It will also sport LTPO 2.0 technology for a smoother experience.

Digital Chat Station has a good all-round prediction record, but the leaker has especially good form with OnePlus. Back in January, the leaker was accurately predicting the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro’s key specs, two months before the Chinese company had done so itself. 

The rear camera specs also sound the same, with a 48MP main camera supported by a 50MP super wide-angle lens and an 8MP 3x telephoto lens. In fact, that’s a minor downgrade, as there’s no mention of the fourth lens that adorned the OnePlus 9 Pro — a 2MP monochrome lens for arty black and white shots.

There is, however, a substantial boost to the front-facing camera, which is allegedly doubled from 16MP to 32MP. 

If this set of leaks is to be believed, then it seems that the OnePlus 10 Pro will indeed be a polished version of its predecessor, just as the leaker Yogesh Brar predicted back in September

We shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out if these rumors are indeed correct. According to the reporter Max Jambor of German website All About Samsung, the OnePlus 10 Pro is scheduled to emerge in January or February of 2022.

And while that may be just for China to begin with, we’ll still be able to confirm the veracity of these specs, and whether we’ve got an early contender for our list of the best phones of 2022.

Freelance contributor Alan has been writing about tech for over a decade, covering phones, drones and everything in between. Previously Deputy Editor of tech site Alphr, his words are found all over the web and in the occasional magazine too. When not weighing up the pros and cons of the latest smartwatch, you'll probably find him tackling his ever-growing games backlog. Or, more likely, playing Spelunky for the millionth time.