OnePlus executive explains why we don’t see many white smartphones any more
The OnePlus 10 Pro “Extreme Edition” comes in Panda White
OnePlus tested several different white casings until it found one it was happy with
Liu explained that there are three reasons why white smartphones remain a rarity. His comment, machine translated, says, “First, the white process is more difficult, which tests the CMF (color, material, finish) level of a mobile phone manufacturer. If there is a slight deviation in the craftsmanship, the final effect will be completely different, and the texture will be reduced.”
The third reason for manufacturers to stay clear of white is that according to Fengshuo, fingerprints are easier to see on phones with a white body. He says that OnePlus was able to overcome all of the issues including color shifting. This occurs when a phone’s color changes when looking at the device from different angles.
So the next time you wonder why your favorite phone isn’t being offered in white, keep in mind that manufacturing such a device isn’t always as easy as producing a phone in another color.
While the OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to be released globally in the not-too-distant future, it isn’t clear which markets outside China, if any, will carry the “Extreme Edition” of the handset.
Will the Extreme Edition of the OnePlus 10 Pro be offered in the states?
The OnePlus 10 Pro features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a resolution of 1440 x 3216, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset along with 8GB of memory. The 48MP camera sensor on the back drives the primary camera while the front-facing selfie snapper employs a 32MP camera sensor.
And we would certainly be remiss if we didn’t mention that the device supports 5G. It also supports reverse wireless charging which will allow you to share some of the battery life your phone has available with a compatible device including earbuds.
Pre-orders for the OnePlus 10 Pro are being accepted in China now with the release date scheduled for March 1st. And we will keep looking for news related to a U.S. release of the OnePlus 10 Pro and the “Extreme Edition.”