OnePlus has announced that the global launch of the OnePlus 11 will be held in New Delhi, India, on February 7, 2022. The event has been named “Cloud11,” and along with the OnePlus 11, it will also see the launch of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. Now, this aggressive policy of OnePlus is quite interesting since it has only launched the OnePlus 10T model in August 2022. Several reports and leaks have surfaced about the OnePlus 11, from which some key specifications have come to the limelight.
OnePlus 11 Specifications
Considered to be the successor to the OnePlus 10 Pro, let’s check out the specifications of the OnePlus 11.
Body: OnePlus 11 will come with a solid build of an aluminum frame sandwiched between a Gorilla Glass Victus+ front and a Gorilla Glass 5 back. Weighing 205 g, the device will have a thickness of 8.5 mm, and the alert slider, which was removed from the OnePlus 10 Pro, will be back in this model. From the leaked images, it can be confirmed that the OnePlus 11 will be available in two colors, namely Volcanic Black and Forest Emerald, and will come with IP68 protection.
Display: The OnePlus 11 will come with a 6.7-inch LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display that will support HDR10+ and 1 billion colors. But the device will be using an E4 panel for its display, which is 2 years old and is found in the MI 11 series. Now the flagships in 2023 are coming with E6 displays, but OnePlus has done this for cost-cutting. With a pixel density of around 526 PPI, the device will have a 120 Hz refresh rate and a brightness of up to 1300 nits (peak). The device will have a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Technical: OnePlus 11 will come out of the box with Android 13 (OxygenOS 13) and have an Adreno 740 GPU and an octa-core CPU. However, ColorOS 13 will be included for the launch in China. The device will be the first OnePlus model to be equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which has an AnTuTu score of 1,341,080. Like most flagships, the device will have no card slot and may have the UFS 4.0 storage type. This can increase the read and write speeds and deliver up to 4,200 MB/s. The internal storage models will come in 256 GB/12 GB, 256 GB/16 GB, and 512 GB/16 GB variants.
Rear Camera: The rear camera comes with a circular island, which looks pretty amazing, and has a triple camera setup with the Hasselblad branding. The triple-camera setup includes 50 MP (wide), 32 MP (telephoto), and 48 MP (ultrawide). Sony IMX sensors have been used for the camera setup, and features like panorama, auto HDR, gyro-EIS, and color calibration are also available. The device is able to capture 8K at 24 FPS, 4K at 30/60/120 FPS, and 1080p at 30/60/240 FPS. But the absence of a periscope telephoto lens is surely going to hamper the zooming capabilities of the OnePlus 11.
Selfie Camera: The OnePlus 11 will have a decent 16-megapixel front-facing camera with auto HDR and gyro-EIS. You can also record videos at 1080p at 30 FPS, and the camera will be present on the left side in the form of a punch hole.
Sound : The device comes with a decent set of stereo speakers that can deliver 24-bit/192 kHz audio. The OnePlus 11 lacks both an audio jack and a radio, as do most flagship phones. OnePlus has partnered with AAC technology to introduce the world’s first bionic vibration-sensing motor, which is more delicate and natural than all other vibration motors used in smartphones.
Battery And Connectivity: Leaked reports suggest that the OnePlus 11 will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery, which will support 50W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Other than that, the box will have a 100W wired charger that will support fast charging. The device will have the latest WiFi (802.11n) and Bluetooth 5.3, along with NFC and USB Type-C 3.1. Along with the under-display fingerprint sensor, other essential sensors like the accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyro, color spectrum sensor, barometer, and compass are also present.
Before launching on a global scale in February 2023, the OnePlus 11 is expected to launch in China on January 4, 2023. The device’s expected starting price will be around $899, and it will compete directly with flagships such as the Google 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and iPhone 14 Pro. With no mention of a pro model for the OnePlus 11, it can be assumed that the device will end OnePlus’s dual flagship model launch pattern, which they started back in 2019.