After spending three months only available in China, the OnePlus 10 Pro was today officially released in the US. Despite costing $899, the phone doesn’t support mmWave 5G, and there isn’t a 256GB version of the OnePlus 10 Pro yet.
The 256GB variant has now been made available. For more information, see below.
With a top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a large and gorgeous 6.7-inch display, and a respectable software commitment, the OnePlus 10 Pro fits all the criteria for a premium Android phone.
The phone does, however, enable 5G, albeit not in the quickest versions. The Sub6 5G networks, which are typically referred to as countrywide by providers like Verizon, are the only ones supported by the US version of the OnePlus 10 Pro. That’s not necessarily a negative thing because Sub6 is more accessible, but it’s also a clear downgrade from similarly priced devices like the Pixel 6 Pro or Galaxy S22, both of which support mmWave. The OnePlus 10 Pro does support C-Band 5G, which sits between Sub6 and mmWave, according to PCMag , although it might require software updates to enable compatibility for such networks.
The US model has another minor quirk in that there is only one storage option, 128GB.
OnePlus stated that a 256GB version of the device would be arriving to the US at a later time on a call with customers ahead to the OnePlus 10 Pros announcement. Given the $100 premium required for the increased storage requirements in Europe, it is likely that this device would cost $999.
Update 6/9: OnePlus just released the OnePlus 10 Pro in the US with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Beginning on June 15, the updated model will be sold on OnePlus.com, Amazon, and Best Buy. The new model is $969 and is only available in Black. Orders come with a free pair of OnePlus Buds Pro from June 15 to June 20.
Notably, OnePlus only released a 256GB edition of the OnePlus 9 Pro in the US at launch last year, promising that a 128GB model would follow. A few months later, the company announced that owing to unanticipated supply issues, the 128GB variant would never be made available in the US. It wouldn’t really surprise if the same thing occurred this time around as well, given the myriad shortages presently plaguing the smartphone industry.