OnePlus 10 Pro has redesigned the Hasselblad camera module with the same specifications as its predecessor
In March, it was announced that OnePlus was teaming up with Hasselblad for a three-year partnership and showcasing the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Now, the next iteration of OnePlus’ flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 10 Pro is almost here with a new Hasselblad triple camera system, although the resolutions don’t really seem to have changed much and also carries the two-color LED for ‘flash’ or fill. video.
The resolutions of the three rear cameras are a 48-megapixel 1 / 1.43 ″ wide-angle camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera and a 50-megapixel 1 / 1.56 ″ ultra-wide-angle camera. On paper, it’s identical to the OnePlus 9 Pro, up to the maximum aperture, along with color features, video resolutions, and frame rates. The selfie camera saw a resolution bump, however.
As a flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 Pro seems to tick all the boxes. It features a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and is available in 8 and 12 GB options with either 128 GB (8 GB) or 256 GB (8 GB and 12 GB) of UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 6.7 ″ 1440 × 3216 pixel resolution screen. It is powered by 5000mAh battery which supports fast charging up to 80W or wireless fast charging 50W and USB power supply.
That is, this is what we expect from OnePlus. A nice zipped phone. Because it’s usually the one OnePlus makes with its flagship model. The OnePlus 7 Pro sitting on my desk is still tracking whatever I throw at it today, so I expect the OnePlus 10 Pro to perform just fine. But then there are these cameras.
While I’m sure these are great cameras and although their layout on the back of the phone has changed somewhat, they’re still essentially the same as the previous generation OnePlus 9 Pro. At least on paper. Same resolution, same lenses, same apertures, same video capabilities. I would have expected… Something, at least.
- Main (large): Sony IMX789 1 / 1.43 ″ 48-megapixel sensor with 23mm f / 1.8 equivalent lens
- Telephoto: 8-megapixel sensor with 77mm equivalent focal length and f / 2.4 aperture
- Ultra-wide: Sony IMX766 1 / 1.56 ″ 50 megapixel sensor with 14mm f / 2.2 equivalent lens
These are literally the exact same as the OnePlus 9 Pro. So… what has changed? We will have to see when it starts to enter the hands of users if there is any noticeable difference in things like image quality, chromatic aberration, etc. and how much of this is due to the cameras and lenses themselves or the computer photography algorithms in the phone’s software.
The selfie camera, however, has seen a notable upgrade with a bump from a 16-megapixel 1 / 3.06 ″ f / 2.4 camera module to a 32-megapixel f / 2.2 system of unknown (unheard of) physical dimensions – although I wouldn’t. expect a big 1 ″ sensor or whatever. It will likely be the same size as its predecessor, just denser in pixels. Like its predecessor, it only shoots 1080p at up to 30 frames per second, which is odd considering the high resolution.
Whether it’s worth the upgrade for existing OnePlus 9 Pro owners who really only care about photography remains to be seen. But if it’s been a few generations since you last upgraded and can know every time you try to use your phone, it may be worth looking into.
There is only one catch. According to TechRadar, you can’t buy the OnePlus 10 Pro even after it’s officially unveiled on January 11. It looks like it will launch in China first, and then we can expect a global release at some point later in the year.
[via TechRadar / GSM Arena]