The OnePlus 11 is a new flagship Android smartphone that has just been unveiled in China, with an international debut planned for early 2023. It boasts impressive specifications, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Hasselblad cameras, and a durable 5,000mAh battery with 100W flash charging.
One of the standout features of the OnePlus 11 is its 6.7-inch OLED display, which is powered by updated LTPO technology and boasts a 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It has minimal bezels and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, although this may drop to around 500 nits in everyday use. The display is less curved than that of the OnePlus 10 Pro, and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
To enhance the gaming and entertainment experience on the OnePlus 11, the brand has included a software-based haptic engine and "double ring magnetic speakers" with Super Linear Speaker Technology. The haptic engine is the largest ever produced by OnePlus, and should provide improved touch and vibration feedback. The speakers have 10% greater volume than previous models.
In terms of design, the OnePlus 11 has a sleek and "elegant" rear panel, with a "black hole-inspired" camera hump that forms K-shaped angles with the frame. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, and will be available in the same finish options as the OnePlus 10 Pro.
Inside, the OnePlus 11 packs a lot of power, with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, UFS 4.0 flash memory, and LPDDR5X RAM. It will be available with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage as a base model, with a top-end option featuring 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The higher-end model is claimed to be able to keep 44 apps running in the background, with 16x "data throughput" and reduced stuttering under demanding tasks compared to the previous generation.
OnePlus has also partnered with Hasselblad for the cameras on the OnePlus 11. While the basic camera specifications are similar to those of the OPPO Find N2, the OnePlus 11 boasts a 13-channel multispectral sensor for improved color accuracy. It also supports Spot Blur, a bokeh technique that replicates the effect of classic Hasselblad XCD 30mm or 65mm lenses, as well as other "OnePlus x Hasselblad" features such as XPAN Mode.
To keep users charged up, the OnePlus 11 includes a 5,000mAh battery that is rated to refill in just 25 minutes thanks to its 100W SuperVOOC charging. The brand claims that the battery will maintain its health for up to 4 years, and that the smartphone can charge at this speed for twice as long as the industry average.
The Chinese edition of the OnePlus 11 will come with ColorOS 13 out of the box, featuring 1Hz AOD modes, advanced OCR for text in images and web pages, and comprehensive privacy measures. When the smartphone becomes available internationally, it will switch to OxygenOS 13.
The OnePlus 11 will be available for reservation in China starting now, with open sales beginning on January 9, 2023. It will start at 3,999 yuan (~US$579) for the base model, with prices going up to 4,399 yuan (~US$636) for the middle-tier 16GB RAM/256GB storage option, and 4,899 yuan (~US$709) for the top-end 16GB RAM/512GB storage configuration.
If you're looking for a high-performance smartphone that won't break the bank, the OnePlus 11 is a great option, starting at just 3,999 yuan (~US$579). Share your thoughts on the OnePlus 11 using the hashtags #OnePlus11 and #NewFlagship.