THE OnePlus revealed information about upcoming releases during panels at MWC 2022, a mobile technology event that runs from February 28 to March 3 in Barcelona. New features include the launch of the global variant of OnePlus 10 Prothe most affordable 5G phone on the market and a possible foldable device.
OnePlus 10 Pro Global Variant
OnePlus has confirmed the launch of the global version of the flagship OnePlus 10 Pro. According to the manufacturer, the phone powered by the chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 given Qualcomm will arrive in North America, Europe and India at the end of March – for now, without any information on the debut in Latin America.
Released in January this year in China, the device became the country’s best-selling device. According to reports, the model raised more than 100 million yuan (about 81.7 million reais) in the first two weeks of sales.
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Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, explains that the delay of the global version happened because software intended for the international market takes longer to develop. This is due to some carrier-related factors, but the company has promised to reduce the time-to-market gap.
How? ‘Or’ What previously revealedthe global OnePlus 10 Pro will have the Android 12-based Oxygen OS 12.1 interface out of the box instead of the UnifiedOS. Recall that the brand offers three years of updates for flagships, guaranteeing the update for Oxygen OS 13 later this year.
The most affordable 5G smartphone on the market
This will be the first time that OnePlus has released a single flagship model since 2018 – except for the semi-annual T-series updates. Pro variants.
It should be part of the company’s plans to launch “the most affordable 5G phone ever”. According to Chris Shu, vice president of brand strategy, a new model with access to the fifth generation of the mobile network will be launched in Europe and India in 2022.
It should be mentioned that the OnePlus Nord CE 2 This is the cheapest 5G smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. The model that should hit the European market in March will cost from 299 euros (about R$1,730 in the current direct conversion).
In this way, the next device is expected to have an even lower price than the future one. OnePlus Nord CE 2. Which can help attract even more consumers who are looking to buy a device with this technology.
Future Foldable OnePlus
During the MWC 2022 virtual press conference, Gary Chen, Head of Operating System Products at OnePlus, commented on the brand’s work with the google in the development of Oxygen OS 13. Then the executive let slip that the manufacturer could prepare a mobile device.
Asked about the Android creator’s contributions, Chen revealed that one of the main points was to “bring new features for foldable devices” to the operating system. Additionally, there will be news related to privacy, security, and general interface design.
Next, the executive revealed that the Google collaboration is “visionary, long-term work.” However, he did not rule out the possibility of seeing the results of this partnership in future projects of OnePlus and the “parent company”. Oppo.
It should be mentioned that the Oppo launched the foldable Find N in December 2021. Exclusive to the Chinese market, the 7.1-inch device and the Snapdragon 888 chipset has become one of the rivals of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 It’s from Mix Fold.
Thus, the recent statement of the leader of OnePlus indicates that the brand has direct access to a foldable model and all its features. Which may indicate that the company might launch a device in the category at some point in the future.