By Emmanuel Adeleke
The OnePlus 10 Pro will be launched in China on January 11, and a global launch is expected with a full mobile family later in 2022.
This is quite early in the year for a OnePlus launch as the company generally waits until March or April to show off its new phones and to be unveiled fully.
Unlike some companies, OnePlus do not show off its phones in China before the rest of the world, making the January 11 event a curious new precedent.
It is expected that the phone which will only go on sale in China at the initial stage and will be fully released to the rest of the world later in the year.
Alongside the launch announcement, OnePlus shared some pictures of the 10 Pro. The phone will seem very familiar to anyone who has been following the leaks, because it turns out those early images were entirely accurate.
The images show two phones, a green and a black one, with a few key features listed between them.
The OnePlus 10 Pro will get a notification slider by the camera bump, as well as what seems to be a power button on that edge too, suggesting the volume rocker is on the other side.
There are three rear cameras, with very visible branding for Hasselblad – the camera company that OnePlus outsources camera parts from. You’ll see a fourth lens bump too, which contains the phone’s ring LED flash; the letters on the bump say ‘P2D 50T’, and we’ve no idea what that means, but hopefully the launch event will enlighten us.
When a OnePlus phone launch is coming up, the company often teases information about the device in the run-up to the full unveiling, and there’s no reason to believe this is not going to happen for the January 11 launch. So expect more information to come out before too long.