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‘OnePlus Cloud 11’ Launch Event: What Did We Learn?

So far, February has been the month of festivals for tech enthusiasts. On February 2, Samsung wrapped up its Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event successfully, and within 5 days, OnePlus hosted its Cloud 11 event on February 7. The 11 series of OnePlus was already revealed in China last month, but at the Delhi event, it was made globally accessible. Other than the 11 series the company unveiled a range of other products at the event that started from 7:30 onwards. Continue reading the blog to find out what other products were launched by OnePlus at Cloud 11.


OnePlus 11 5G

You already have some idea about the specifications of this device since it was released a month earlier. It is one of the first smartphones to come with WiFi 7 and the first among the OnePlus devices to receive the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The device has a 6.7-inch screen with a 2K curved Fluid AMOLED display. With a 120 Hz refresh rate and up to 1300 nits of peak brightness, the OnePlus 11 is fast and bright enough. The OnePlus 11 has a solid build with an aluminum chassis and a Gorilla Glass Victus front and a Gorilla Glass 5 rear. The device is powered by a massive battery of 5000 mAh, which supports 100 W fast charging. OnePlus 11 supports Dolby Vision, which provides stimulating visuals, Dolby Audio, which provides a laptop-like audio experience, and Dolby Head Tracking when used with wearables like the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. A triple-camera setup of 50 MP (wide), 32 MP (telephoto), and 48 MP (ultrawide) with Hasselblad branding that was seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro and 9 Pro is brought back. OIS stabilization, 2x optical zoom, and Turbo RAW HDR support with accu-spectrum light color identifier are some of the features of the camera of the OnePlus 11. The device will be available in two color options: Eternal Green and Titan Black, and has a price tag of $699 for the 8GB model and $799 for the 16GB model. If you pre-order, then you can get up to $500 off (with a trade-in) or $1000 off (without a trade-in). Between February 13 and 22, you can avail yourself of $100 off with an Apple or OnePlus product (trade-in) and a free memory upgrade, or up to $50 off if it is another Android smartphone.


OnePlus 11R

Here, the R symbolizes “ready for the future,” and the OnePlus 11R is for those who want to have control over the “shape of power.” Behind making this smartphone, the core idea is to provide the latest technology at an affordable price. The OnePlus 11R weighs 204 g and has a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display. With a 90% screen-to-body ratio and 120 Hz refresh rate, the device supports a whopping 1450 nits of peak brightness. The resolution for the OnePlus 11R is 1240 x 2772 pixels and has a pixel density of around 451 PPI. The OnePlus 11R is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and will run on Android 13 (OxygenOS 13). Similar to the OnePlus 11, this device also comes with a triple camera setup but with different lenses that include 50 MP (wide), 8 MP (ultrawide), and 2 MP (macro). For connectivity, it has WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and an infrared port. Available in Sonic Black and Galactic Silver, the device is powered by a 5000 mAh battery and comes with a 100 W fast charger. The OnePlus 11R will be available for a price of around $480 for the 8 GB/128 GB variant and around $545 for the 16 GB/256 GB variant.


OnePlus Buds Pro 2

The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 comes with a monumental improvement across all departments, ranging from audio quality to battery life, and is priced at $179, which is close to Sony’s Linkbud S. The matte-finish small compact case that houses the earbuds looks like a small premium jewelry box, and the two-toned finish earbuds, weighing only 4.9 g each, are smooth, sturdy, and eye-catching. The earbuds are extremely comfortable, making them wearable for hours, and they also come with IP55 dust and water resistance. If you want to use the earbuds without a OnePlus phone, you will need to download the HeyMelody app. The Dynaudio-tuned earbuds have four noise cancellation settings: mild, max, moderate, and smart. The earbuds offer spatial audio with head tracking with OnePlus smartphones, and the Zen Mode Air feature can play soothing sounds for you to relax. A dual driver design has been implemented for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, with the 11 mm driver covering 10 Hz–8 kHz and the 6 mm covering 8 kHz–40 kHz. OnePlus Buds Pro 2 has 3 mics per side and supports Bluetooth 5.3 over 10 m. The company has promised a battery life of 9 hours, and it also supports wireless charging. Time will tell that is there a chance for Buds Pro 2 to become the worthy successor of its previous generation.


OnePlus Pad

Simply named Pad, OnePlus launched its first tablet whose glimpse was shown in 2021. Available in Halo Green, the OnePlus Pad is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset and has 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. The device boasts an unusual aspect ratio of 7:5, which the company claims is perfectly shaped for the comfortable reading of e-books or webpages. With an industry-leading 144 Hz refresh rate and a brightness of up to 500 nits, the OnePlus Pad has an 11.61-inch IPS LCD screen. The tablet supports both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and has one speaker at each corner. The rear camera is 13 MP, while the selfie camera is 8 MP and is placed in a natural position. The tablet houses a 9,510 mAh battery, which can be charged for around an hour or so using the 67 W charger. The OnePlus Pad offers the unique feature of 1 month of standby and also comes with a magnetic keyboard, a stylus, and a folio case.


OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro 

Similar to the previous smart TV launched by OnePlus back in 2019, the OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro will only be available in India. The company has set a price tag of Rs. 99,999, and the TV will be available on its official website, along with Amazon and Flipkart. The OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro comes with a 4K QLED display and has quantum dot technology in its panel. Not only does it have a 120 Hz refresh rate, but it is also capable of providing 1200 nits of peak brightness. The inbuilt Gamma Engine Ultra and DCI-P3 color gamut coverage of up to 97% are responsible for this smart TV’s true color tone and lifelike visuals. The smart TV weighs 29.8 kg with the stand and has 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM. The smart TV can produce 70 W of sound output with a 2.1 audio channel, where the Horizon soundbar contributes 40 W and the subwoofer contributes 30 W. The device runs on OxygenPlay 2.0, which is modeled after Google TV and also comes with built-in apps like Hotstar, Netflix, Prime Video, and Youtube, among many others.


OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro

OnePlus collaborated with Keychron to launch their first mechanical keyboard, the Keyboard 81 Pro, at the Cloud 11 event. The mechanical keyboard has an uncanny resemblance to Keychron’s Q1 Pro mechanical keyboard and has a US layout with 81 keys and a built-in RGB. The keyboard can be connected via Bluetooth 5.1 and also via a USB-C port. Boasting a 4000 mAh battery inside, Keyboard 81 Pro offers two types of switches: Summer Breeze (linear) and Winter Bonfire (tactile). The keycaps of Summer Breeze are made of Marble mallow, while those of Winter Bonfire are made of PBT plastic. With a hot-swappable option for the keys, the layout of the keyboard is based on a laptop, and aluminum is used for the body design. The rotary dial present in the keyboard is transparent and performs several functions, and some of the keycaps have the trademark grey and red color of OnePlus. The mechanical keyboard has been designed in a tactical way so that it can be compatible with various operating systems like Windows, Linux, and macOS.


One Plus Hub 5G Router

After the tablet and keyboard, the 5G router is also their first product in the router segment. With so much competition, it is understandable why the company is expanding its product portfolio. Much of the specification of the router was under wraps, but it is expected to hit the market by July 2023. 4G and 5G sim cards can be directly put inside the router, and it will provide connectivity to nearby devices. The device will support WiFi 6 connectivity, and by connecting two or more routers, a mesh can be formed. The One Plus Hub 5G router also has a Home Hub with Matter protocol support and LED indicators for 4G and 5G. No attached cable was seen for the router at the time of its image unveiling, so it probably houses an inbuilt battery and thus becomes an easily portable option. 


Conclusion

The company has highlighted in the Cloud 11 event that it will take a 1+4+X approach for releasing its products, where 1 stands for smartphones, 4 stands for other devices in the OnePlus ecosystem like audio, smart TV, wearables, and tablets, and X stands for peripherals and devices that will enhance health, efficiency, and entertainment. The event ended on an intriguing note, with OnePlus promising to showcase its concept smartphone at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Conference) and hinting to launch a foldable phone in the latter half of 2023. 


See more: ‘OnePlus Pad’ Specifications And Review: Everything We Have Known So Far


Sandhi Das
Sandhi Das
Sandhi is a freelance content writer and a technology enthusiast. He has written on multiple topics and worked on multiple projects. Other than writing, he is interested in art, sports, and movies.

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