The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the best smartphone you can buy right now, but it might not be for long as we keep hearing rumors of a OnePlus 10 Ultra, and the latest leak suggests it could beat Samsung’s phone.
According to Yogesh Brar (a leaker with a reasonable track record) the OnePlus 10 Ultra has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset. It would be an improved version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 found in some versions of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and would also almost certainly be better than the Exynos 2200 that Samsung uses elsewhere.
But that’s not all. Brar also claims that OnePlus is focused on cameras, and in a response to a tweet that mentioned a 5x periscope zoom lens brar said that they “can confirm the periscope at this time”.
So the flagship OnePlus Ultra enters the testing phase, focus on cameras and SD 8 Gen 1 + OnePlus 10 – D9000 / SD 8 Gen 1 (market dependent) D8000 and SD888 in more mid-range phones range like the Nord series7 Gen 1 phone being planned. Lead times and complicated products overallMay 3, 2022
Presumably that means a 5x periscope rather than just a periscope in general, but either way it would be an upgrade to the 3.3x telephoto zoom offered by the OnePlus 10 Pro.
5x still wouldn’t match the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 10x zoom of course, but it would be closer than most phones, and paired with a more powerful chipset if this leak is accurate.
Brar adds that the OnePlus 10 Ultra is entering the “test phase” and will land in August or September – just in time to compete with the iPhone 14 lineup.
If that sounds like too much of a phone for you, Brar also claims we’ll see a standard OnePlus 10 (which has also been rumored). There’s no given launch schedule for it, but apparently it will have either a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset or a comparable MediaTek Dimensity 9000, depending on the region.
Analysis: a busy year for OnePlus
Just a few years ago we were seeing at most a few handsets per year from OnePlus, but if these rumors are correct, we’re going to see at least four models in the OnePlus 10 lineup alone (along with the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10R having already landed).
Then there’s the even larger OnePlus Nord range, from which we’ve already seen the OnePlus Nord CE 2, Nord CE 2 Lite and OnePlus Nord N20 5G this year, and we’re expecting the OnePlus Nord 2T. And then, of course, there’s the China-only OnePlus Ace.
We wouldn’t be surprised if there are other OnePlus 2022 phones in the works as well, so if you’re a OnePlus fan, there are plenty of handsets to choose from.
By telephone Arena