While OnePlus wasn’t a brand that target enthusiasts and power users . When it first launch , it’s made a lot of changes over the years.
As of now, OnePlus continues to add some fan-favorite features to its devices. First introduce with the OnePlus 2 in 2015, the notification slider has become a staple feature of every phone . It’s small, but the alert slide takes up a lot of internal space.
The BBK-owned smartphone maker will ditch the handy mute button on the upcoming high-end 10T. Ahead of the phone’s launch on August 3, the company explain the reasoning behind the move.
OnePlus chief designer Hope Liu’s interview
OnePlus’ chief designer Hope Liu reveal the phone’s design in an interview with The Verge. It is confirm that the mute button has been remove to create more interior space for other components.
From the outside, the slider looks small, but on the motherboard area it takes up 30mm² and has a big impact. The company needs that space to add the hardware needed for “higher wattage charging, larger battery capacity and better antenna signal.”
OnePlus will use two charging pumps inside the 10T. That’s one more than what’s include in the OnePlus 10 Pro. The phone is said to use 15 separate antennas to improve network reception when held horizontally.
The company has include these features and if you don’t want to remove the slider, you have to bundle the motherboard. These changes will increase the overall thickness of the phone.
The BBK-owned company has started selling the OnePlus 10R in China and India without a notification slide. Instead, the phone has a 150W fast charging system. It looks like the company is planning to follow the same strategy globally with the 10T as well.
As another change, another notable omission from the OnePlus 10T is the Hasselblad branding. The phone will feature a primary 50MP Sony IMX766 shooter and won’t feature calibration or Hasselblad branding.
The company wants to provide a high-end smartphone with the best performance at a price that is worth paying, he said. OnePlus wants to avoid paying licensing fees to Hasselblad to control the price of the phone, which is a lot of PR talk.
Hasselblad’s partnership with OnePlus hasn’t up the imaging game significantly, so most users still won’t miss the license on the 10T.
In the interview, Liu confirme that the OnePlus 10T will have a 6.7-inch display, but did not share any other details. It is rumor to feature a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and either 8/12GB RAM or 128/256GB RAM storage.