It has a powerful CPU, 16GB of RAM, a high refresh rate display, a frame rate stabilizer specifically designed to improve gameplay, and a complex cooling system. No, I’m not describing a gaming platform or console, just the OnePlus 10T smartphone.

OnePlus’ newest handset is a little weird. Where most smartphones push the image capture envelope, the OnePlus10T’s camera system feels fair, especially when compared to its big brother, the OnePlus 10 Pro.

That’s not to say OnePlus didn’t publicize its Sony sensor and lens capabilities when it launched the phone on August 3rd. The highlight, however, was in the games and all the hardware, software, and even accessories built to support it.

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Let’s start with the mobile CPU. While this is a relatively affordable OnePlus model, starting at just $649 / £629, the 6.7-inch device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest: the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which is reportedly 10% faster and 30% more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.