OnePlus 10R: Company official confirms that the smartphone will pack a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SoC
A leak from earlier this year prophesized that the OnePlus 10R would run MediaTek's shiny new Dimensity 9000 SoC. However, subsequent reports pointed out that the OnePlus 10R would be little more than a Realme GT Neo 3 with a fresh coat of paint, which is not surprising, given that both brands are owned by BBK international. However, there will be a slight difference in both phones if a new report from 91mobiles is accurate.
OnePlus has officially told the publication that the OnePlus 10R will run a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SoC. The Realme GT Neo 3, on the other hand, packs a Dimensity 8100. Then again, both SoCs are nearly identical, with the Dimensity 8100 being clocked slightly higher. Everything else, including the 120 Hz AMOLED screen and 50 MP triple-camera layout, remains the same.
Like the Realme GT Neo 3, there could be two variants of the OnePlus 10R, one that supports 150 W fast charging (4,500 mAh battery) and the other that cuts it down to 80 W but increases the cell capacity to 5,000 mAh. This move will further muddy the waters with additional OnePlus 10R sub-variants that serve no real purpose other than confusing prospective customers. On the flip side, there could be only one 80 W variant, with the other one being exclusive to the mysterious OnePlus Ace.
Besides, OnePlus phones' batteries have been fiery lately, especially with the Nord-branded devices. That alone will make users think twice before opting for the 150 W OnePlus 10R variant. Lastly, at best, the wattages shave off a few minutes off the charging time, and the resulting battery degradation isn't worth it. It shouldn't be long before we find out how the OnePlus 10R fares in the real world, as OnePlus plans to launch it on April 28.