The OnePlus 10 Pro to launch in China up to two months before its global release
Earlier this week, 91mobiles revealed a potential release date for the OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus' next premier smartphone. According to the website, OnePlus plans on releasing the handset 'by late January or early February', ten months after the arrival of the OnePlus 9 series. Incidentally, a late January or early February release date would be about two months ahead of when OnePlus generally releases flagship smartphones in a calendar year.
However, Max Jambor claims that this will only be the case in China. Writing on Twitter, Jambor states that the OnePlus 10 Pro will debut between January and February in China, with a global release date scheduled for March or April. Hence, it seems that OnePlus is following Xiaomi by releasing smartphones twice, which provides the latter twice the global press coverage.
Hence, the OnePlus 10 Pro will probably be available globally at roughly the same point in the year as the OnePlus 9 Pro was this year and the OnePlus 8 Pro before it. OnePlus launches have been gradually working towards the start of the year, though. The OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 5 debuted in the summer, for example, while the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 7 series appeared in May.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is tipped to feature a 6.7-inch display, Hasselblad-tuned cameras and a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC, the rumoured name of the Snapdragon 888's successor. The device should be available in at least two colours.