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OnePlus 10T won’t have a mute switch – here’s why

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The OnePlus 10T isn’t due to launch until August 3rd, but it wouldn’t be a OnePlus phone if the company didn’t reveal a few details up front. Today we take a look at the exterior of the device, which showcases a couple of interesting (and, depending on your point of view, potentially disappointing) changes from its predecessor. While the overall design of the 10T is similar to that of the OnePlus 10 Pro, there is no alert/mute slider this time around, nor any sign of the signature Hasselblad camera found on recent OnePlus flagships.

The alert slider has been a staple of OnePlus flagship phones for years, offering a quick and easy way to put your phones on silent and vibrate mode without having to hit any on-screen menus. In an email interview with edge, OnePlus chief designer Hope Liu said the removal of the slider was necessary for the 10T in order to have enough internal space for other components needed for “high power charging, large battery capacity and better antenna signal.”

The warning slider is not visible.
Image: One Plus

For example, to offer the kinds of fast charging that OnePlus is targeting with the 10T (no official specs have been announced yet, but leaks suggest a 150W OnePlus 10R fast charging could be coming), Liu says OnePlus should have included two “chargers”. pumps” inside 10T compared to one for OnePlus 10 Pro compatible with 80W fast charging. The company has also prioritized the antenna system, which includes 15 individual antennas inside the OnePlus 10T, which it says improves signal when holding the phone horizontally – an advantage when playing online games.

“Despite the fact that the alert slider seems like a very small component, it actually has a relatively large impact on the area of ​​the motherboard of the device – occupying 30 mm²,” says Liu. “To ensure the OnePlus 10T performs in the areas we know our users value most…while keeping the alert slider, we would have had to fold the device’s motherboard, which would make the device thicker.” Removing the slider was a compromise that OnePlus decided to make.

The phone is back in black.
Image: One Plus

Another difference from the 10 Pro is the lack of a Hasselblad-branded camera system – though given the minimal impact it’s had on other OnePlus phones, we’re not overly concerned about the omission here. OnePlus’ partnership with the camera maker began with last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro and was mainly about adjusting colors from the camera. This year it has added new features such as support for 12-bit RAW photos with this year’s phone. These are nifty additions, but not basic essentials.

When I asked Liu why the Hasselblad brand disappeared, he told me that it was because OnePlus “wanted to offer a flagship smartphone with maximum performance at the device’s price point.” yet unannounced) price tag. But Liu confirms that the 10T’s main camera will use a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor (which technically has a higher resolution than the 10 Pro’s 48MP main camera) and will support shooting in 10-bit color as well as “improved HDR- photography” and OnePlus night photography mode.

Other features Liu wants to confirm include a 6.7-inch display for the 10T. The resolution and refresh rate have yet to be announced, but judging by the images, this is a flat display and not curved around the edges of the device. Liu also says the phone will be available in matte black and glossy green. OnePlus has previously said that the phone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor.

That’s all Liu is willing to confirm for now. For a full announcement, we’ll have to wait for the OnePlus 10T’s official launch on August 3rd at 10:00 AM ET.

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