The OnePlus 10T launch is still a few days away, and as usual, the company is sparing no effort to build hype around it. This means that OnePlus reveals the details one by one on the OnePlus 10T. The company shared the design of the phone recently, and one thing has stopped. OnePlus 10T does not have an alert slider. For years, the alert slider has been a key part of the overall design of OnePlus phones, but this time around, you won’t see any of it. OnePlus has a reason. Also Read – OnePlus 10T Now Receives OxygenOS 13 Open Beta in India
Hope Liu, chief designer at OnePlus, told The Verge that getting rid of the alert slider was necessary for the OnePlus 10T. By removing the slider, he said, the company was able to free up internal space for other components, which are specifically needed for “high wattage charging, a large capacity battery, and a better antenna signal.” Basically, the alarm slider had to be sacrificed for the sake of the other essential components. Also Read – OnePlus starts rolling out Jio 5G support for OnePlus 10T in India
Liu did not mention the exact charging speed on the OnePlus 10T, but he did mention that to offer high wattage charging, OnePlus had to give two charging pumps inside the phone. The OnePlus 10 Pro features 80W fast charging and uses a single unit of said charging pump. So, Liu hinted that the 10T will use a faster charging standard. Leaks suggest it could be 150W, and to enable this type of technology, battery configurations needed to be changed. OnePlus said it has a larger battery inside the 10T without mentioning the amount of capacity. ALSO READ – OnePlus says it’s ready to launch 5G in India on October 1
The next reason to remove the slider is a better antenna system. Liu said the 10T uses 15 separate antennas, which, according to him, improve the signal when holding the phone horizontally — mostly for gaming. More antennas also ensure that your phone is less frequent in the network during a call. Depending on how you perceive adding antennas, sacrificing the alert slider may be a good or a bad thing.
“While the wake-up slider appears to be a very small component, in reality it has a relatively large impact on the device’s motherboard area – occupying 30 square millimeters,” Liu was quoted as saying. “To ensure OnePlus 10T was delivered in the areas we know our users would appreciate the most… while keeping the alert slider, we had to stack the device’s motherboard, which makes the device thicker.”
Another change you will notice is the removal of the Hasselblad branding from the cameras. OnePlus has partnered with camera company Hasselblad to fine-tune the cameras on the OnePlus 9 Pro and above. However, OnePlus 10T does not use this branding. This means that you are unlikely to see support for 12-bit RAW shooting and a couple of photo filters – which frankly doesn’t make much difference. Hasselblad-driven features were among the extra frills, and that’s probably why OnePlus considered ditching them in the 10T.
Liu said OnePlus wants to offer “a flagship smartphone with superior performance at the device’s chosen price point.” Thus, the concessions. Basically, the Hasselblad brand had to go.
While the leaks revealed everything, Liu confirmed that the OnePlus 10T will come with a 6.7-inch screen and have a matte black and glossy green color scheme. OnePlus has already confirmed that the 10T uses a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.
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