The release of the OnePlus 10 Pro has not really kicked off as expected. Maybe because it brings minor update over the OnePlus 9 Pro and still more expensive. Or maybe there were more phones that offer similar specifications at a more affordable price. Whatever the case, OnePlus might still have one trick up its sleeves.
It seems the company is planning to launch OnePlus 10 Ultra. This is expected to be the more sophisticated version of the OnePlus 10 Pro and if the pricing is right might just tickle the fancy of users.
From the patent images spotted online, the OnePlus 10 Ultra seems to have same rear camera module like the Pro version. But, it has a periscope lens and what appears to be a small display panel at the rear.
The patent image was shared by @TechInsiderblog. From the patent images, the phone has same design as the pro version and also appears to have same display size. It is also said the device will rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. But, the version fabricated by TSMC and not Samsung. The latter is reportedly causing heating and throttling issues.
Remember that the OnePlus 10 pro has no official IP water and dust resistance ratings. Maybe this is something we might see in the Ultra version. Also, for a company that use to pride itself as a flagship killer, OnePlus phones are getting quite expensive.
In other news, we have update that OnePlus is also working on releasing affordable premium smartphones. These smartphone are said to have impressive chipset, good for gaming and will be priced at $350-$475.
We still have to wait and see if these phones will really offer good value for money. As for the OnePlus 10 Ultra, the phone is expected to debut in the second half of 2022. That is if it even make it out to be an actual product. Note that not all patent phones actually make it to production and become final products.