The US was a little shaken up with the OnePlus 10 Pro, as while the UK got a version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and one with 12GB/256GB, the US only got the former. Now, however, this is being remedied.
OnePlus has announced that a version of the OnePlus 10 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will be sold in the US starting June 15th. It’ll only be available in Volcanic Black – while strangely in the UK it’s only available in Emerald Forest – and will cost $969. For reference, the 8GB model is $899, so you’ll pay $70 more for that.
This new 12GB OnePlus 10 Pro will be sold directly from OnePlus as well as Amazon and Best Buy, and will work on T-Mobile and Verizon’s 5G networks as well as AT&T’s 4G network.
If you’re interested in it, you might want to place your order quickly, as if you buy it between June 15-20, you’ll get the OnePlus Buds Pro (which normally costs $149.99) for free.
On the other hand, with a OnePlus 10T possibly arriving later this year, if you haven’t bought the OnePlus 10 Pro yet, consider waiting and seeing what it brings.
Analysis: still not the best model
While this 12GB/256GB version of the OnePlus 10 Pro is a clear upgrade from the version currently available in the US, it’s still not the best OnePlus 10 Pro model – it’s the OnePlus 10 Pro Extreme Edition.
The Extreme Edition boosts storage to 512GB (with 12GB of RAM) and comes in a new Panda White shade with a ceramic finish.
It’s not a huge upgrade, and it certainly doesn’t justify the name Extreme Edition. But it’s the best version of the phone OnePlus has ever released, and so far away from the launch of the standard model it would be a more exciting option to bring to the US than the 256GB version.
Sadly, while OnePlus hasn’t opted to release this version widely, so if you want it, you’ll need to get it from China – which isn’t something we’d advise.