RIP to the notification slider.
OnePlus has officially announced the 10T 5G, and unlike the company’s last flagship smartphone, it’ll be widely available in the US from the start.
Spec-wise, the new handset shares a lot of the same features as the OnePlus 10 Pro, including the same overall design, exact dimensions, and 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. The main difference, however, is OnePlus has removed the notification slider to make way for 15 antennas for steadier Wi-Fi and cellular connections, no matter how the device is oriented.
OnePlus also decided to forgo the alert slider to fit a larger battery in the 10T 5G, bringing the phone’s battery capacity up to 4,800mAh. Every OnePlus 10T 5G comes with a 160W SuperVOOC power adapter and a USB-C cable, so it can power 150W charging when plugged into a 220v or higher power socket.
With just 10 minutes of 125W SUPERVOOC charging, we saw the OnePlus 10T 5G was able to replenish 52% of its total battery life. And in 19 minutes, you can get a full charge. Oddly for all it’s charging superpowers, this phone doesn’t support wireless charging at all.
The OnePlus 10T 5G has also seen a slight bump in processing and graphics power thanks to a newer Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. The base model includes 8GB of RAM, though there’s a higher capacity version with 16GB, which helps keep up to 35 apps loaded into the cache for faster multitasking.
OnePlus has also remixed the 10T 5G’s cameras a bit. It now features a main 50MP wide-angle camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor – also seen on a few recent handsets like the Nothing Phone and Asus Zenfone 9. While the rest of the phone’s rear camera complement consists of an 8MP wide camera and a 2MP macro camera. That of course leaves out a dedicated telephoto camera so the zoom camera on this device is completely digital.
The OnePlus 10T 5G starts at $649 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the higher-end 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will go for $749. Preorders for One Plus’ latest flagship start on September 1, and it’ll be available widely starting September 29.