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OnePlus 10 Pro global launch confirmed: Here's when it's coming

The OnePlus 10 Pro will not launch with the previously announced unified OS.
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February 28, 2022
TL;DR
  • The OnePlus 10 Pro will launch in North America, Europe, and India at the end of March.
  • OnePlus didn’t launch it outside of China back in January because of software development issues.
  • The phone won’t debut the previously announced unified OS.

OnePlus has finally set a timeline for the global launch of its first 2022 flagship — the OnePlus 10 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone will hit North America, Europe, and India at the end of March.

According to the company, the OnePlus 10 Pro is its fastest-selling phone in China. The device launched on OnePlus’ home turf back in January, and as per the firm, it raked in 100 million Yuan (a little over ~$15 million) in its first and second open sales.

If you’re wondering why OnePlus didn’t launch the phone globally earlier, the company has offered an explanation. CEO Pete Lau said during a media roundtable that software development for global markets takes longer because of factors like carrier compliance. Lau promised that the company would work at solving this issue in the future and shorten the gap between launches in China and the rest of the world.

New software incoming?

On the software front, the OnePlus 10 Pro will feature Oxygen OS 12.1 out of the box. If you were hoping to experience the “unified OS” OnePlus previously announced, you should know that the company has decided to ditch those plans. Oxygen OS is here to stay, at least on the global models of OnePlus phones.

Additionally, OnePlus announced that it’s in the process of developing Oxygen OS 13. Given that OnePlus has a three-year update policy for most of its recent flagships, the 10 Pro should be jumping to the new Oxygen OS version sometime later this year.

It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 10 Pro is the only flagship that the company will launch next month. There are no plans of announcing a vanilla OnePlus 10 just yet.