OnePlus 10 Pro front design announced before launch on Jan. 11, Chinese model confirmed to have ColorOS 12.1

Deepak Gupta January 10, 2022
Updated 2022/01/10 at 8:06 AM

The front design of the OnePlus 10 Pro was revealed in a new teaser before its official release. The smartphone appears to have a curved edge screen, similar to the OnePlus 9 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro is also expected to debut as the first phone to run on ColorOS 12.1. Although the launch of the new OnePlus phone is still a week away, the Chinese company continued its trend of creating hype for its next-generation flagship by advertising its features on social media.

To reveal the front design of the OnePlus 10 Pro, the OnePlus has published an image on Weibo that gives us a clear view of the phone. It appears to have narrow bezels on the left and right sides and a curved design. The OnePlus 10 Pro also appears to have a thinner chin and a higher screen-to-body ratio than we get in the OnePlus 9 Pro.

Furthermore, the OnePlus 10 Pro appears with a perforated screen design, where the selfie camera is positioned on the upper left side. This is identical to last year’s models including OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Some previous teaser images displayed the OnePlus 10 Pro on the back. The phone appears to have triple rear cameras in a square module.

In addition to revealing the front design of the OnePlus 10 Pro, the company has confirmed that the smartphone will run on Oppo’s custom ColorOS 12.1 out-of-the-box. The new skin will include Omoji – Oppo’s answer to Apple’s Animoji and Samsung’s AR Emoji. The feature essentially uses software algorithms to capture the user’s face and create their 3D avatar. It was introduced in ColorOS 12 last year.

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OnePlus 10 Pro is confirmed to debut with ColorOS 12.1
Photo credit: Weibo

OnePlus 10 Pro also has software optimizations to deliver a distinct user experience.

Notably, ColorOS 12.1 may be limited to OnePlus 10 Pro in China, as the phone is caused by having OxygenOS 12 in global markets.

OnePlus is hosting the launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro in China on Jan. 11, the company confirmed last week.

OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications

Last week, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau revealed some of the OnePlus 10 Pro specs through his personal account. The smartphone will run on Android 12 and will feature a Fluid AMOLED screen with second-generation low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology and dynamic refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Also confirmed is Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a triple rear camera configuration with dual optical image stabilization (OIS) and software adjustments from the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is also confirmed to have a 32 megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front. In addition, the phone will have a 5,000mAh battery with 80W Super VOOC wired fast charging and support for 50W AirVOOC wireless charging.


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