The OnePlus 10T is expected to land this year, and one of the big questions about that is whether it’ll be a lower-end or higher-end handset than the OnePlus 10 Pro – and a new price leak suggests that OnePlus itself can’t really decide.
Leak @passionategeekz (opens in a new tab) spotted a listing for the phone on Amazon UK and shared it with RootMyGalaxy (opens in a new tab). The listing has since been taken down, but not before the site got a screenshot of it, in which we can see a price tag of £799.
That works out to around $965 / AU$1,415, but more interestingly, the UK price is exactly the same as the starting price of the OnePlus 10 Pro – a phone that, for reference, starts at $899 in the US. USA (not available in Australia).
That also appears to be the starting price of the OnePlus 10T, as it’s an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model, which is the lowest spec we’d expect to see – and the same as the basic configuration of the OnePlus 10 Pro. So if this list is correct, it looks like OnePlus could sell both phones for exactly the same price.
This list also includes other specs, if you want an idea of what you’ll get for your money. Along with RAM and storage, it lists a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, triple-lens camera with a 50MP main sensor, and 5G.
The OnePlus 10T listed here would also come in a Moonstone Black hue and include a charger and case in the box. However, we’d take all of this with a pinch of salt – the first listings may be wrong, and since the listing was removed, we also can’t verify that the screenshot hasn’t been altered.
Analysis: choose your priorities
Assuming that price is accurate and the various specs leaks we’ve heard are too, OnePlus apparently plans to charge as much for the 10T as it does for the 10 Pro, although the OnePlus 10T has a lower resolution screen, a smaller battery, and a lower camera setup.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 10T is said to have a more powerful chipset and faster charging. So the choice may come down to which specs you value the most.
It’s also possible that the OnePlus 10 Pro will get a price cut when the OnePlus 10T launches, which would position the new model as OnePlus’ flagship, but then you’re in the position of paying more for specs that, in some areas, are lower.
So identical pricing might make sense, but it might also make the OnePlus 10T a tough sell, because anyone interested in a new OnePlus flagship has had months to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro, and the 10T doesn’t look like much. to an upgrade overall – it’ll be interesting to see where it ranks on our list of the best OnePlus phones.
Via GSMArena (opens in a new tab)