If you were bummed out by the OnePlus 10 Pro’s specs, you’re not alone. It’s a super powerful phone, of course, but the specs revealed on January 4th were missing that exciting, cutting-edge thing we always hope to see in a flagship device. Evidently, OnePlus was holding out on us, because the 10 Pro has some shockingly cool camera features.
As we learned on January 4th, the OnePlus 10 Pro features a 48MP main lens, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. It also has a large 32MP selfie camera—that’s double the size of what we got in the OnePlus 9 Pro. Interestingly, OnePlus chose a 150-degree lens for its ultra-wide camera, though this lens can shoot in 110-degree mode using AI correction software.
But these cameras run on the second-gen Hasselblad mobile system, which comes with some interesting advancements. The big change is 10-bit color shooting, or what OnePlus calls the “Billion Color Solution.” All of the 10 Pro’s rear cameras shoot full 10-bit color, meaning that they can process 64 times more color than the OnePlus 9 Pro’s cameras. (The increased color support should make images look a lot cleaner and reduce color banding, even in shots that aren’t that colorful.)
Additionally, the OnePlus 10 Pro supports 12-bit RAW shooting, plus a new format called RAW+. While I’m not sure about the reasoning behind RAW+, it’s basically a traditional RAW shooting mode that includes your phone’s computational photography tweaks in photos.
But the OnePlus 10 Pro’s new shooting modes are what really stand out. That 150-degree ultra-wide camera has a built-in Fisheye Mode—it’s not an authentic fisheye lens, but it shapes images to look like they were shot in fisheye.
There’s also a neat new Movie Mode that reminds me of Apple’s Cinematic mode in the iPhone 13 Pro. Basically, it lets you adjust ISO, shutter speed, and more during capture. You can also film in a LOG format to get a ton of dynamic range from a scene, and this LOG shooting setting doesn’t require a pre-set picture profile.
The OnePlus 10 Pro launches in China on July 11th. It will arrive in North America, India, and Europe later this year. Pricing is still a mystery, and we’re still missing some key specs, like the screen size (it’s probably 6.7 inches).