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OnePlus 10 Pro front design teased ahead of January 11 launch, China model confirmed to have ColorOS 12.1

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Ahead of the official launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro, the front design has been revealed in a new teaser. The smartphone appears to have a curved-edge display, which resembles the OnePlus 9 Pro. OnePlus 10 Pro has been introduced 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 continues its trend of creating hype for its next-generation flagships by announcing its features on social media.

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

Furthermore, the OnePlus 10 Pro appears with a hole-punch display design where the selfie camera is located on the top-left. This is similar to last year’s models, which included the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Some of the earlier teaser images showed the OnePlus 10 Pro from behind. The phone seems to have triple rear cameras in a square module.

Along with 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.

ColorOS 12.1 for OnePlus 10 Pro. Confirmed to debut with
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The OnePlus 10 Pro has also been teased for software optimization to give a different user experience.

Notably, ColorOS 12.1 may be limited to the OnePlus 10 Pro in China as the phone has been teased to support OxygenOS 12 in the global markets.

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

OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications

Last week, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau revealed some of the specifications of the OnePlus 10 Pro through his personal account. The smartphone will run on Android 12 and will come equipped with second-generation Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) technology and a Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. It is also confirmed to be Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The OnePlus 10 Pro has been teased with a triple rear camera setup with Dual Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and software tweaks from Swedish camera maker Hasselblad.

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


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