Last March, OnePlus teamed up with Hasselblad for its new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones. OnePlus has announced its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, and it features a redesigned Hasselblad camera array.
The OnePlus 9 series phones kicked off a three-year partnership between OnePlus and Hasselblad, with Hasselblad co-developing OnePlus’s next-generation camera systems. The OnePlus 9 benefited from the relationship primarily through its Natural Color Calibration and Hasselblad Camera for Mobile software. The new OnePlus 10 Pro instead features an all-new camera system and new processor, resulting in some very impressive specs.
The OnePlus 10 Pro uses the Snapdragon 8, Qualcomm’s latest-generation processor which is also featured in the new Xiaomi 12 series smartphones we wrote about yesterday. The Snapdragon 8 powers improved image processing, including an 18-bit image signal processor, a world’s first. The OnePlus Pro 10 can capture photos and videos from three separate cameras simultaneously, another impressive feat.
Currently, OnePlus and Hasselblad are only teasing the new device, so details are scarce. PetaPixel reports that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be able to capture up to a 200MP image from a single sensor or up to 36MP from each of its three cameras simultaneously. It’s not immediately clear how this is achieved.
Visually, the three lenses look fairly large, suggesting large image sensors. The OnePlus 9 Pro features a 48MP main camera with a Sony IMX789 image sensor (1/1.43″) and an F1.8 lens. That phone also includes a 50MP ultra-wide camera (Sony IMX766, 1/1.56″) and an 8MP telephoto camera. The phone also has a 2MP monochrome camera, which adds detail to black and white images captured using the other cameras. The OnePlus 9 records 12-bit RAW images and utilizes dual native ISO. It records 8K video and 4K/120p video.
It will be interesting to see how much more advanced the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera features are when the smartphone is fully revealed, which should be later this week. One thing is immediately clear—it’s a very good time for mobile photographers. Technology is rapidly advancing.