OnePlus 10 Pro telephoto camera might continue to disappoint


OnePlus’ unique declare to fame was to supply high-end premium specs with a particularly inexpensive price ticket. There are all the time compromises to be made, however these compromises are sometimes acceptable for a lot of customers. OnePlus’ value benefit has lengthy been a factor of the previous, however there are some specs that appear to be caught within the previous days. Specifically, evidently OnePlus received’t be upgrading its telephoto digicam to one thing that’s extra in step with premium flagships prior to now yr or so.

OnePlus has all the time been criticized for its pictures efficiency, and it has been one level that the corporate has been working laborious to enhance. Through the years, OnePlus telephones have certainly improved however to not the purpose of being noteworthy. One side particularly, nevertheless, hasn’t precisely seen an enchancment prior to now three years, and a leak suggests it nonetheless received’t occur in 2022.

In keeping with Chinese language tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo, the OnePlus 10 Professional nonetheless received’t have a periscope fashion zoom digicam subsequent yr. That’s in distinction to a lot of its rivals on the highest smartphone tiers that boast excessive ranges of optical zoom. As a substitute, OnePlus’s subsequent “Professional” cellphone shall be caught with the identical 3.3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom.

That’s just about the identical as this yr’s OnePlus 9 Professional. Going again additional, some may discover that OnePlus has been utilizing comparable telephoto cameras because the OnePlus 7T in 2019, with solely small upgrades right here and there. That’s to not say that 3.3x optical zoom is horrible, simply that it’s lagging behind the smartphone market’s finest.

Complicating issues a bit is the tipster’s remark that the OnePlus 10 Professional received’t have a high-pixel telephoto sensor. For a similar three years, OnePlus has been utilizing an 8MP sensor for its telephoto digicam. That undoubtedly received’t do it favors if each the sensor and the lens are caught prior to now.

It’s debatable whether or not that issues a lot to finish customers, although, as solely reviewers and benchmarks put a heavy emphasis on zoom high quality. That mentioned, it nonetheless doesn’t assist the corporate’s picture if it retains utilizing seemingly outdated {hardware} whereas promoting telephones at a excessive value. Then once more, these are nonetheless simply uncorroborated rumors, however we’d not have to attend lengthy for the OnePlus 10 Professional to debut, at the least based mostly on different rumors.

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