The OnePlus 11 is already out in China. Its position is in the flagship killer territory, and the base 12GB+ 256GB variant in China is cheaper than the base variant of the Xiaomi 13. This pricing is extremely aggressive, considering the specifications it offers.
It features a state-of-the-art 10-bit 1440P 120Hz LTPO 3 E4 AMOLED display. It’s impossible to find 1440P at the ~50,000 INR price tier. E5 AMOLED has problems with blue shift and viewing angles, so OnePlus chose to use E4 AMOLED.
E6 will make the phone quite expensive, so E4 perfectly balances price and quality. The screen has Dolby Vision HDR too.
The primary camera, in terms of hardware, is a step down from the 1/1.43″ IMX 789 sensor on the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus 11 gets the 1/1.56″ IMX 890 sensor, a refined IMX 766. The Hasselblad collaboration is present with this device.
However, OnePlus isn’t marketing the phone with the Pro moniker, so the reduction in sensor size is understandable due to the highly aggressive price. The other cameras aren’t useless either, with a reasonably decent 48MP Ultrawide and a 2X 32MP telephoto.
The battery is a large 5000 mAh cell with lightning-fast 100W charging. The phone drops wireless charging, which the 10 Pro had.
Apart from the camera system, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SOC is where this phone sets itself apart. It’s an excellent performer compared to the 888 and 8 Gen 1, based on Samsung’s inefficient 5nm and 4nm manufacturing fabs.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses TSMC’s hyper-efficient and stable 4nm manufacturing, which offers plenty of improvements to thermal management and sustained performance. Performance is where the 9 Pro and 10 Pro fell apart since there were problems with overheating.
The Cloud 11 event at 7:30 PM (IST) on 7th February is expected to reveal the OnePlus 11, OnePlus Buds Pro 2, and the OnePlus Mechanical Keyboard. The leaks come in nearly two weeks before the launch event.
Earlier reports mention an exclusive 8GB+ 128GB variant for the Indian market, but there’s no confirmation yet whether this variant exists.
According to an exclusive report from Pricebaba, the base variant might have 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, not 128GB +8GB. Only the 256GB models have UFS 4 storage; if the 128GB version exists, it might have a comparatively slower UFS 3.1 standard.
The report mentions that India’s 256 GB model with 12GB RAM will start at 54,999. The 16 GB RAM model with 256 GB of storage will allegedly begin at 59,999, and the model with 512GB internal storage and 16GB RAM could hit 66,999.
The OnePlus 10 Pro has OIS on the telephoto camera. Moreover, it comes with wireless charging and a larger primary sensor, starting at 66,999. This is for the base 8GB RAM, 128GB storage option.
There are no credible reports of a Pro model in the works. There might not be a OnePlus 11 Pro this year. OnePlus is attempting to streamline its portfolio.
So, they’re dropping the Pro model, and there’ll be a gaming-focused 11R, a successor to the 10R. However, we’ll still see midrange OnePlus Nord phones.
The base 8GB RAM model of the 10 Pro is selling for 61,999 on the official OnePlus website.
Moreover, the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro will allegedly start at 11,999. They might be a viable alternative to Oppo Enco Buds, Galaxy Buds, the Nothing Ear 1s, and the AirPods Pro. Many credible leaks expect the OnePlus keyboard to start at 9,999 INR. To summarize:
OnePlus 11 Price in India (Leaked)
- 49,999 INR for the 8GB+ 128GB model.
- 54,999 INR for the 12GB+ 256GB model.
- 59,999 INR for the 16GB+ 256GB model.
- 66,999 INR for the 16GB+ 512GB model.