After OnePlus and Oppo teamed up, they headed towards creating a unified firmware. Already it seems, like the name they came up with is H2OOS. Particularly, there are rumors that the new shell is about to be released and may debut in the global version of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
But a network insider with the nickname @heyitsyogesh said that the company has postponed the release of the unified shell. OnePlus 10 Pro will enter the international market with a proprietary OxygenOS 12 user interface. How long the company has postponed the release of a new unified interface is not reported. Perhaps it will appear in the models that will be presented this year in the Nord line.
Recall that OnePlus 10 Pro debuted in the first half of January in China and only in March should go beyond the home market. The flagship offers a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and LTPO 2.0 technology, a cooling system, a 5000mAh battery with 80W fast charging and 50W wireless power.
OnePlus may return to the production of “flagship killers” – affordable smartphones with powerful features
During the past years, OnePlus built a reputation for delivering flagship smartphones at an affordable price point. For this, the company’s devices were even called “flagship killers”. OnePlus smartphones have grown in price over time, equaling this indicator with flagship products from other manufacturers. However, now it seems that the brand intends to return to its roots.
The authoritative Chinese tech blog Digital Chat Station stated that OnePlus is working on a new range of smartphones; the main features of which will be high performance and gaming-oriented, as well as an affordable price. Reports point that smartphones of the new series in China will cost from $315 to $475. As a rule, the cost of smartphones in other countries exceeds the Chinese; but it is unlikely that the prices of new products will reach the level of other flagships.
Digital Chat Station reports that the smartphones of the new series will be running on the basis of flagship chipsets and will receive flat displays. We do not yet know more characteristics details, including the models of chipsets in use. Potentially, these can be either the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or MediaTek Dimensity 9000; or solutions from past years, such as the Snapdragon 888, which is also very good for the cost.
In order to reduce the cost of new products, OnePlus will make a number of compromises; regarding, for example, cameras, moisture protection, support for wireless charging, or other minor functions. Unfortunately, there are no more details about OnePlus’ new “flagship killers” yet, however, they will probably start to appear soon.