We already have a complete idea of what to expect from the OnePlus 11. After two years of primarily underwhelming launches with mixed reception, OnePlus is finally returning to the market with a robust offering.
The latest live images have revealed the complete design of the phone. According to an exclusive post by 91Mobiles, the OnePlus 11 has a very different design from its predecessors.
The design looks highly polarizing, though somewhat bold and unique in the world of flagship phones. It borrows the design language of the Vivo X90 Pro+ and X80 Pro. It has a very stove-top-like camera module.
The circular camera module houses three cameras and a flash module. It has a gloss finish. The edges appear flat. It looks pretty similar to earlier leaked renders.
The module has a merged side frame, and the leaked image shows a black sandstone finish. The other color will probably be green. The phone gets the iconic OnePlus alert slider back. It also has a punch-hole cutout at the left for the front camera and an under-display fingerprint scanner. As usual, it has a centered OnePlus logo.
In the middle of the camera module, there’s the Hasselblad branding. OnePlus entered a three-year partnership with Hasselblad, and they were supposed to assist with image processing. It didn’t do great initially in the first two years, but OnePlus has hopefully done something to improve it in the third and final year of the partnership.
It’s difficult to decide whether the partnership was a failure or a success. The images didn’t significantly improve in quality and became the next standard for smartphone imagery, but they saw some contrast improvements and eventually developed a recognizable look.
However, many analysts feel OnePlus could have done better if they spent the money on hiring a better camera team and just making the camera hardware better instead of dropping several million for a partnership with Hasselblad that mostly didn’t show fruitful results. It was essentially a successful colossal marketing campaign to boost sales.
According to leaks, the OnePlus 11 has excellent specifications. It will mainly have an LTPO 120Hz 2K Samsung E4 AMOLED Panel and 65W/ 100W fast charging with a ~5000 mAh battery.
The latest 8 Gen 2 SOC from Qualcomm mainly powers it. So far, the 8 Gen 2 appears very well-tuned on this phone since it has scored over 1.3 Million points on Antutu. On the Geekbench CPU benchmark, it scores over 5000 on the multi-core test.
This is primarily thanks to a large vapor cooling chamber and the sheer performance of TSMC’s 4nm node. It drastically improves sustained performance, thermals, and efficiency.
The primary sensor is the 50MP 1/1.56″ IMX890, a refined IMX766. It’s a downgrade from the 1/1.35″ IMX789 sensor, but OnePlus will hopefully make up for that with better image processing. It’ll have a 1/2″ 48MP ultra-wide angle lens. Finally, it’ll have a 2X zoom lens that’s 1/2.74″ in sensor size.
The phone will most likely have Android 13 out of the box. OxygenOS 13 is very similar in aesthetics to ColorOS 13 but is clean and bloatware-free. The Chinese launch has been confirmed to happen on January 4th. The OnePlus 11 is confirmed to launch in India on February 7th.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but we expect the Indian version to launch between 55,000 and 65,000 INR. Since there is a downgrade in the primary sensor, a price drop is likely. The Chinese price could be 4000-4300 Yuan.