Why is OnePlus 10 Pro not launching in India along with China?


The OnePlus 10 Pro, most likely a vanilla model also dubbed the OnePlus 10, is set to launch next week on January 11. The launch event will be held only in China for the time being. Currently, the Chinese smartphone maker is yet to reveal any details about the launch in India.

If you are a loyal fan of OnePlus, it is no secret that India has been one of the most important markets for the brand. The company used to release 90 percent of its products first to Indian consumers and then to the rest of the world.

Till early last year, India was as important to OnePlus as its home market China. The company seems to be losing ground somewhere in the country.

Why is OnePlus 10 Pro not coming to India?

Why is OnePlus behind in India?

One reason could possibly be due to stiff competition from brands like Apple, Samsung and even Xiaomi. according to a report by Counterpoint ResearchApple dominated the premium smartphone market in India in Q3 2021, with OnePlus taking the second spot. The report showed that Apple saw year-on-year growth of 212 percent in Q3 2021. On the other hand, the market share of OnePlus grew by 55 percent YoY in Q3 2021.

Another reason to divert attention from India could be due to the merger between Oppo and OnePlus. A lot has changed since the merger early last year, like nothing — one of the co-founders Carl Pei left to start his own venture. The two Chinese brands have teamed up to develop a unified operating system for future OnePlus phones, starting with the OnePlus 10 series.

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OnePlus hasn’t given any specific reason why it hasn’t brought some of its most important devices to India for so long. Meanwhile, if rumors and leaks are to be considered, the OnePlus 10 Pro or OnePlus 10 series will launch in India before March. The company did the same with the OnePlus 9RT.

OnePlus 9RT was launched in China in the month of October. It has been several months since then and the phone is still not out in the Indian market. The company has recently confirmed the launch of OnePlus 9RT on January 14. The global model of the smartphone is likely to arrive in India, with minimal changes here and there.

OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications

Ahead of the launch, a lot has also been revealed about the upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone. Here’s a quick glimpse of what we know so far about the upcoming flagship smartphone.

-As per the latest reports, the OnePlus 10 Pro will come with a dual-curved screen with narrow bezels on either side and a chin at the top.

  • On the front, the phone is tipped to incorporate a hole-punch at the top left corner of the screen.


  • It is said to be the first OnePlus device to come packed with the latest version of ColorOS 12.1 with support for Apple’s Animoji like Omoji and a much faster and smoother user experience.

-Ahead of the release, OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

  • It is said to feature a 120Hz LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display on the front.

  • Similar to the predecessor, the upcoming OnePlus smartphone will come with support for Hasselblad branding, featuring a triple camera setup on the rear panel. As for specs, the phone is said to include a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide one, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens on the rear panel.

Some camera samples:

oneplus 10 pro camera images

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The phone is said to come in five different colors, including Volcano Black, Emerald Forest, Silver, Light Blue, and White.

-Lau also revealed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will pack a 5,000mAh battery that will support 80W SuperVOOC wired charging and 50W AirVOOC wireless charging. The device is also said to include reverse wireless charging support.

The price has not been revealed yet, but it appears that the OnePlus 10 Pro will compete against phones like the iPhone 13 Pro, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 Pro and the Xiaomi 12.

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