The OnePlus 10 Pro with its 2nd generation Hasselblad camera is now available worldwide

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The OnePlus 10 Pro, launched in China in January, sees its official worldwide release today. It features Hasselblad’s second-generation mobile camera, with the first having already come in the OnePlus 9 Pro – as part of Hasselblad’s 3-year deal with OnePlus which was announced in March last year . It also has a 120Hz screen with dual-color calibration (a first in smartphones) and “super-fast” charging.

The camera module essentially retains the same specifications (sensor size, resolution, etc.) as its OnePlus 9 Pro predecessor, although it is a redesigned module capable of shooting 10-bit color photos, coverage 125% sRGB and you can shoot 12-bit raw on all three rear cameras. The OnePlus 10 Pro also launches a new “Movie Mode” allowing full manual control of your videos with the LOG format.

The OnePlus 10 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) chip under the hood with 8GB (or 12GB, depending on where you live) of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. It features a new heat dissipation system, 65W SUPERVOOC wired charging in the US, taking the built-in 5,000mAh battery from flat to full in 34 minutes, and charging 50W AIRCVOOC wireless that goes from flat to full in 47 minutes. On the front is a new 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, featuring OnePlus’ low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology and dual-color calibration.

The Dual Color Calibration System basically means the screen has been calibrated to deliver accurate color and contrast at two different brightness levels – 100 nits and 500 nits – so you see a more accurate display even when watching YouTube or polish photos for social media in the dark with low light levels. It also features ‘super resolution video’, enlarging lower resolution content to fill the QHD+ screen with automatic enhancements to give the impression of a higher resolution source.

But let’s take a look at this Hasselblad camera module. As mentioned, the specs look largely the same as the OnePlus 9 Pro, at first glance. But diving a little deeper, Hasselblad’s second-generation mobile camera (that’s what they call it) is seeing some fancy new upgrades. It has a 48-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) that uses the custom and OnePlus-exclusive Sony IMX789 1/1.43-inch sensor. It shoots in 10-bit color and has had some enhancements to improve noise reduction, dynamic range and clarity.

The telephoto lens is an 8-megapixel sensor with 3.3x optical zoom and OIS. As with previous versions of OnePlus smartphones with a telephoto lens, you also have digital zoom, although they say the OnePlus 10 Pro has a new Super Resolution algorithm to improve the clarity of images taken using the zoom digital. It will be interesting to see how this compares to shooting at lower resolution and scaling using the Super Resolution feature of something like Adobe Camera Raw.

Finally, on the back there’s the ultra-wide camera which uses a 50-megapixel 1/2.76″ Samsung ISOCELL JN1 rather than a Sony sensor and that’s very wide indeed, offering a whopping 150° field of view – far superior to the 120° offered by most competitors. It also has a Fisheye mode to, unsurprisingly, replicate the look of a fisheye lens on a regular camera. I don’t think this mode is beneficial most of the time, but it’s a great option for certain shooting conditions. By default, this camera captures a 110° field of view, and 150° and Fisheye modes are accessible via a tab in the camera app.

Raw format images have also been taken to the next level with the new Hasselblad Pro mode, which can now be used on all three rear cameras for full manual control. It also offers up to 12-bit RAW shooting on all three cameras, for maximum dynamic range using Hasselblad’s natural color solution for mobile. Master Style also lets you shoot with color profiles calibrated by various Hasselblad photographers, including Yin Chao, Ben Thomas, and David Peskens, simulating their appearance in your own images.

When it comes to video, the new Video Mode offers full manual control over your shot as well as LOG-formatted video for maximum dynamic range and control over your edit for color grading. It is capable of filming in 4K up to 120 fps and in 8K up to 24 fps. It also supports dual video, allowing you to film with both front and rear cameras simultaneously – very handy for vloggers!

And speaking of the selfie camera, it’s a 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 with EIS and a 27% wider field of view compared to the Sony IMX471 found in OnePlus series smartphones. 9 of the previous generation. The new front camera also supports Nightscape mode, allowing you to take bright and clear selfies even in dark conditions. It’s also calibrated specifically for skin tones to give a more natural look without having to do a lot of tweaking in your editing.

Sample Selfie Camera Photo

And you also get a long exposure mode, which lets you take long exposures handheld. Yes, that’s right, long exposures with silky smooth motion blur without a tripod. I think there are limits to the in-camera stabilization tech that allows this to happen, but I’ll be very keen to test it out once I have a OnePlus 10 Pro in my hands. And we’ve got a OnePlus 10 Pro on the way to us, so be sure to keep an eye out for this review once we’ve had a chance to give it a good workout.

Hand held long exposure sample photo

Overall, the camera system looks very impressive and the sample photos provided to us by OnePlus seem to confirm this. I skipped the last two generations of OnePlus devices and still use the OnePlus 7 Pro from 2019 as my regular everyday phone. You may have seen it pop up from time to time in articles here on DIYP over the past couple of years. The three-year-old OnePlus 7 Pro is still an impressive camera even by today’s standards (which is why it’s still my primary phone). So I have high expectations for the OnePlus 10 Pro both as a camera and as a smartphone for everyday use.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is available for purchase on the OnePlus website starting April 14 starting at $899 for the 8GB/128GB version in Volcanic Black or Emerald Forest (green) color. Pre-orders start March 31 and include a free pair of OnePlus Buds Z2. You can learn more on the OnePlus website.

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