Here’s why OnePlus 10T will not have the Alert Slider

OnePlus 10T is the first global flagship OnePlus phone to say goodbye to the Alert Slider.

Highlights
  • OnePlus 10T will not feature an Alert Slider. 
  • The company says the absence of the Alert Slider gives space to add new features and more battery. 
  • OnePlus 10T won’t ship with Hasselblad camera sensors either.

The leak was accurate – OnePlus will ditch the alert slider on its upcoming devices. OnePlus 10T will see its debut on August 2nd, and like before every launch, OnePlus has revealed details of the forthcoming handset ahead of the announcement. In the OnePlus Community forum, the brand has disclosed the absence of its signature Alert Slider on the OnePlus 10T, which has been part of OnePlus phones since the introduction of the first OnePlus smartphone in 2014, the OnePlus One.

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This means the OnePlus 10T is the first global flagship OnePlus phone to say goodbye to the Alert Slider. Explaining the reason for such a move, the brand says this will help them provide the necessary space inside the device to add new features and more battery while maintaining a thin and light form factor.

Goodbye Alert Slider, hello 150W charging?

OnePlus believes that by ditching the slider, the OnePlus 10T has enough room for “high wattage charging, a large battery capacity, and better antenna signal.” Further, keeping the Alert Slider would limit the battery capacity to 4,500mAh battery as it takes up 30 mm2 of space in the motherboard, says OnePlus. This means the OnePlus 10T could come with the rumoured 4,800mAh battery. 

While the company didn’t reveal the high wattage charging speed, they did say the OnePlus 10T has two charging pumps. To recall, the OnePlus 10 Pro with 80W fast charging has a single charging pump, so with two charging pumps, OnePlus could bring the 150W charging support to the OnePlus 10T, which we saw earlier with the OnePlus 10R.

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The third claim for the OnePlus 10T without an Alert slider is a better antenna signal. According to OnePlus, the OnePlus 10T’s antenna system includes 15 separate antennas that will improve the network signal when holding the phone horizontally to play games.

No Hasselblad camera for OnePlus 10T

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The Alert Slider is not the only thing that the OnePlus 10T says goodbye to; the company has also decided not to ship the Hasselblad camera setup with the OnePlus 10T, as the OnePlus chief designer Hope Liu told The Verge. Liu says that OnePlus wanted to offer an ultimate performance flagship smartphone at the device’s chosen price point, which is why the OnePlus 10T will not get Hasselblad camera sensors.

Key Specs

OnePlus 10T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4800 mAh Battery
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OnePlus 10T Price
Rs. 46,999
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Rs. 49,999
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Best Competitors

OnePlus 10 Pro Rs. 61,999
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OnePlus 10R Rs. 34,999
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iQOO 9T 5G Rs. 49,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Supreme performance
  • Sturdy design
  • Clean software
  • 150W super fast charging

Cons

  • Camera hardware can be improved
  • No alert slider
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