OnePlus 10T announced with up to 150W fast charging and a starting price of $649

After not releasing a OnePlus 9T last year, OnePlus’ T-series is making a comeback in 2022 with the OnePlus 10T, which sees its official launch today. Many details of the device have already been made public, so today’s news is all about pricing and availability. Head to Allison Johnson’s full review for an overview of what phone to use in practice.

In the US, the phone will be available for pre-order from Amazon, Best Buy, and OnePlus directly from September 1 and will go on sale September 29. Prices for the OnePlus 10T will start at $649 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and increase to $749 for 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Meanwhile, Europe is getting the phone a little earlier with preorders opening today and the phone going free on August 25th. Pricing in the UK and Europe starts at £629 (€699) and increases to £729 (€799) for the progressive model.

The OnePlus 10T from the front.

The OnePlus 10T from the front.
Picture: One Plus

The OnePlus 10T ticks a lot of the typical mid-year phone release boxes. Although it has a similar overall design to the previous OnePlus 10 Pro with a large square camera bump on the back, there have been plenty of internal upgrades. The most interesting is the charging technology. While the OnePlus 10 Pro was limited to a maximum fast charge of 80W (or 65W for North Americans), the OnePlus 10T inherits the 150W fast charge first seen in the OnePlus 10R and GT Neo 3 of the Realme brand from BBK Electronics.

Unfortunately, the US won’t see the full 150W charging speeds (blame your low voltage 110 and 120V outlets). Instead, charging speeds will be limited to 125W. But this is still capable of very fast charging, as Allison discovered when she used the GT Neo 3 (which, for context, could charge 46% in just five minutes). For the OnePlus 10T, the company promises a full 1-100% charge in 20 minutes with 125W fast charging or 19 minutes with the 150W version. Take this America.

Internally, the OnePlus 10T is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a slight upgrade from the 8 Gen 1 seen in the 10 Pro. The maximum amount of RAM has also been increased and now stretches up to 16GB on the top model. It’s enough to be able to suspend 35 apps in the background at once, according to OnePlus. The company also claims that the phone uses its “largest and most advanced” cooling system to keep everything running smoothly.

OnePlus 10T in green.

No alert cursor in sight.
Picture: One Plus

On the front, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p OLED display with a refresh rate that can dynamically adjust between 90-120Hz. Personally, though, I’m more interested in the fact that it It’s a flat screen that doesn’t curve around the edges of the phone like you typically see on OnePlus handsets. It’s arguably a less premium look, but I think it can make big phones easier to use in the hand.

There are no Hasselblad-branded cameras this time around, but the 10T still comes with a trio of rear sensors: a 50-megapixel main; Ultrawide 8 megapixel; and 2-megapixel macro. Around the front there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera in a punch-hole cutout at the top middle of the display.

Another omission? The lack of a OnePlus-branded alert slider, which the company has previously explained it had to be removed to make room for the 10T’s high-powered charging components, large battery, and a grand total of 15 antennas (which should mean a better signal while playing landscape games, apparently).

The OnePlus 10T will ship with OxygenOS 12.1, which is based on last year’s Android 12. It should receive three major Android updates and four years of security updates. Naturally, OxygenOS 13 is coming later this year (based on Android 13) and will be available on flagship OnePlus devices dating back to OnePlus 8 and Nord devices dating back to Nord CE.

Finally, OnePlus is also announcing a new 80W car charger today, which can charge a OnePlus 10T from 1-100% in 29 minutes. It goes on sale in the US on September 1 for $39 and in the UK on August 25 for £59.99.

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