OnePlus new mobile phones launching in 2022: OnePlus 10 Ultra, OnePlus Nord 3 series, OnePlus foldable phone and more

With OnePlus joining forces with OPPO on both software and hardware levels, the brand is expected to launch more phones than ever in a single year. OnePlus, which only targeted the premium segment, will now thrive its way to the mid-range smartphone market as well with its Nord-series lineup and more. Additionally, the Android smartphone maker is also said to diversify its number series and Nord series in the upcoming months in order to capture a larger share of the market. That said, in this article, we’ll go over all the upcoming OnePlus mobile phones that are rumoured to launch throughout the year along with their key specifications and expected launch dates. So without further ado, let’s begin.

Upcoming OnePlus smartphones launching in 2022

Here’s a list of upcoming OnePlus smartphones that are expected to launch in 2022

  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord 3 series
  • OnePlus 10
  • OnePlus 10 Ultra
  • OnePlus foldable phone
While the launch date hasn’t been confirmed yet, these smartphones have been doing the rounds of the internet for quite some time. This is what we know so far:

OnePlus Nord 2T

After launching a bunch of ‘T’ variants of its number series smartphones, it seems like OnePlus plans on doing the same with the Nord series starting with Nord 2T. This moniker ‘Nord 2T’ has been confirmed via the TRDA website along with the model number CPH2399. Furthermore, the device has also been spotted on the GCF Global Certification website and has also bagged the NBTC certification which indicates the launch is not far off. The phone has been making several rounds on the internet over the past couple of months and the phone being surfaced on certification websites just confirms it is indeed coming.

OnePlus Nord 2T render

As for the specifications, the OnePlus Nord 2T may feature a slightly upgraded Dimensity 1300 as opposed to the Dimensity 1200 found on the Nord 2, a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz, and a 4500mAh battery with support of 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. It may also come with the same camera setup as Nord 2 which includes a 50MP Sony IMX 766 main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP depth shooter. Lastly, it is expected to run OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 out of the box.

OnePlus Nord 2T launch date: May 2022 (expected)

OnePlus Nord 3 series

This year OnePlus is also expected to launch the next iteration of its Nord series. As of now, there are two Nord phones rumoured to be announced in the next couple of months – Nord 3 and Nord 3 CE. The Nord 3 is said to be an upgrade over the Nord 2 or more prominently the yet to be announced Nord 2T. As per a report, the device has entered India for private testing with the codename Meili and is speculated to be the Nord 3.

Coming to the specifications, the upcoming OnePlus smartphone is said to rock a 90Hz refresh rate display, a triple camera system, a 4,500 mAh battery with 80W fast charging support, and a Mediatek Dimensity 8000 processor. As for the OnePlus Nord 3 CE, it could be a stripped-down version of the Nord 3 and may comprise various aspects of the phone that we’ve seen with the Nord CE 2 and Nord 2.

OnePlus Nord 3 launch date: July 2022 (expected)

OnePlus 10

OnePlus has been known to announce two phones under its number series every year for quite some time now. One being the vanilla version and the other being the ‘Pro’ variant. Surprisingly, this year with the launch of OnePlus 10 Pro there was no announcement for the vanilla OnePlus 10. However, a report suggests that the OnePlus 10 is indeed coming and is currently in its testing phase behind the doors. Along with that, the report has also unveiled the rumoured key specifications of the upcoming OnePlus phone.

OnePlus PGZ110

Starting with the display, it may sport a 6.7-inch FHD+ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED with 120Hz and a punch-hole cutout upfront to house a 32MP selfie shooter. Running under the hood could be a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Dimensity 9000 as the phone is currently being tested with both the SoCs. Furthermore, just like the OnePlus 10 Pro, the phone is most likely to retain the Hasselblad optimisations from the previous generation and might pack a triple camera system on the rear which includes a 50MP primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP sensor for macro shots. Lastly, the OnePlus 10 could be powered by a 4800 mAh battery and with support up to whopping 150W fast charging. Just like the OnePlus 10R, the upcoming OnePlus phone might also omit the alert slider, which could be a major blow for existing OnePlus users planning to upgrade to this flagship whenever it comes out.

OnePlus 10 launch date: H2 2022 (expected)

OnePlus 10 Ultra

OnePlus 10 Ultra could be the brand’s most powerful phone in 2022. With the OnePlus 10 Pro already rocking some top of the line specifications, the OnePlus 10 Ultra is said to take things even further, especially in the camera department. Speaking of which, it could borrow OPPO’s MariSilicon NPU for faster and better imaging capabilities along with Hasselblad’s colour tuning, which we’ve seen on both the OnePlus 9 series and the OnePlus 10 Pro. What’s more interesting is that the 10 Ultra could feature a periscope lens with 5x optical zoom instead of the 8MP telescope lens found on the OnePlus 10 Pro. This will be a first for a OnePlus phone and could go head to head with other ‘Ultra’ phones in the market from the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and Vivo.

Oneplus 10 Ultra
OnePlus 10 Ultra concept renders

Powering up the OnePlus 10 Ultra could be a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC, which is yet to be announced by Qualcomm. The SoC may bring improvements in terms of performance and battery efficiency. Apart from that, this superphone is most likely to have more or less the same specifications as the OnePlus 10 Pro such as a 6.7-inch 120Hz QuadHD AMOLED display with LTPO 2.0, a 5000 mAh battery with 80W SuperVOOC charging and OxygenOS 12 on top of Android 12 right out of the box.

OnePlus 10 Ultra launch date: Late Q3 2022 (expected)

OnePlus foldable phone

Rumour has it that a foldable OnePlus phone is in the works, and it may be nearly identical to the OPPO Find N (review), which was launched at the end of 2021. For those unaware, the Find N barely has any availability outside its home market i.e. China, and OnePlus might just change that at a lower expected price. As for the specs, if the OnePlus foldable is indeed a similar device to Find N, it may feature a large 7.1-inch 120Hz AMOLED display on the inside and a 5.49-inch 60Hz AMOLED display on the outside.

OnePlus foldable phone
OnePlus foldable phone could be similar to OPPO Find N

The foldable from OPPO boasted a Snapdragon 888 but considering the OnePlus foldable is coming later this year, it may have an upgraded flagship SoC such as Snapdragon 8 Gen1 or 8 Gen1+. Coming to the optics on the rear, the main camera is a 50MP IMX766 sensor with support for OIS, then there’s a 16MP ultrawide shooter and lastly a 13MP telephoto camera with PDAF. As for the selfies, there’s a 32MP snapper on both the inner and outer displays. Lastly, the foldable might get its juice from a 4500 mAh battery.

OnePlus foldable phone launch date: Q4 2022 (expected as per 91mobiles)