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OnePlus 11: everything we know so far

It’s hard to believe that the OnePlus 11 could be the last smartphone to be released at the end of 2022. After revealing the iPhone 14 and Google Pixel 7 over the past few months, OnePlus is still keeping its eye on the next Android flagship — and it’s preparing to be interesting.

Not only is the southern Chinese tech giant expected to get back in shape in terms of naming after the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T, but the OnePlus 11 is also set to be among the first smartphones to feature Qualcomm’s all-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

Since OnePlus is already feeding in the little details leading up to its next big smartphone launch, we might not have to wait much longer for the OnePlus 11 (or OnePlus 11 Pro). After scouring the web, here’s everything we know about the OnePlus 11.

Rumors about the launch date of OnePlus 11

While there is no official information on when the OnePlus 11 will launch, the word on the street is that the next Android flagship could arrive as soon as the end of 2022. That means within the next month.

According to the prominent digital chat station on Weibo, OnePlus will be announced by the end of the year. There’s reason to believe it, as the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip sparked a race for brands to be the first phone with a next-generation processor.

Moreover, OnePlus has officially stated (via Trusted Reviews) that its next phone will be “the first to carry the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform”. However, this is done through Google Translate, so this could mean it is among the initials instead of actual first.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro was unveiled in China in January 2022, which means we could see the OnePlus 11 launch in early 2023 instead. However, as for its global release, it won’t be until later in 2023. Previous OnePlus smartphones launched around the same time, with the OnePlus 10 Pro available in March 2022, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro in March 2021, and the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in April 2020.

The earlier the OnePlus 11 launches in China, the earlier it will launch around the world. It will probably be around March 2022, but we won’t know for sure until it’s officially announced. Sit steadily.

OnePlus 11 price

OnePlus is known for offering flagship specs at relatively competitive prices, and with rumors suggesting that there might not be a “Pro” model this time around, it could see a more affordable price tag compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro.

According to 9to5Google, the OnePlus Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ad only talks about the OnePlus 11, without the “Pro” branding. This means that instead of scrapping the standard model in the OnePlus 10 lineup, the company may ditch the Pro model instead.

OnePlus 10 Pro

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If so, we could see similar pricing for the OnePlus 9, starting at $729 / £629. However, if only the ‘Pro’ moniker is shed while still offering a high-spec device, it could be similar to the OnePLus 10 Pro, starting at $899 / £799.

Predicting pricing is trickier for the upcoming flagship, but if it’s anything like the OnePlus 9, expect a sub-$800 price tag.

OnePlus 11 design

With every new flagship launch comes a slightly updated design, and if these leaked renders from @OnLeaks (via 91Mobiles and Smartprix) are to be believed, the OnePlus 11 will be similar to what we’ve seen on other recent smartphones like the Huawei Mate 50. In other words, get ready for the circular design.

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Instead of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s square camera housing, it looks like the OnePlus 11 will feature a circular camera bump with lenses spaced out like a square. In addition, you can expect the “Hasselblad” logo in the middle. Other than that, we only see a black color option for now, but more may be on the way.

OnePlus 11 Presentation

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On the front, the leaks suggest that we can expect a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, with the punch-hole camera appearing in the upper-left corner of the screen. Oh, and the alert slider is expected to make a comeback, too.

OnePlus 11 specifications

The OnePlus 11 is confirmed to come with the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, which means it will see another jump in chip performance compared to the list of 8 Gen 1-equipped smartphones in 2022.

Next-generation flagship mobile chipset set to deliver a 35% performance boost over the first-generation Snapdragon 8 processor, a new cognitive ISP for better photos and videos, and more efficient AI-based tasks. Moreover, it is set to bring ray tracing to mobile games.

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With ray tracing now enabled on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, you can expect more realistic visuals when gaming on mobile. It means more accurate light behavior, reflections, shadows, and lighting. This means that OnePlus 11 is looking to be a quality smartphone for gamers.

According to the Weibo leaker digital chat station (via Pocket-lint), the OnePlus 11 is also set to boast a whopping 16GB of RAM. That’s like the Asus ROG Phone 5, paired with the power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, this Android phone’s performance could be through the roof. Moreover, it is expected to have fast UFS 4.0 storage.

OnePlus excels in the battery department, and the OnePlus 11 looks no different — if the leaks are to be believed. Expect a 5,000mAh battery with 100W charging. This could mean similar battery life to the OnePlus 10 Pro (11 hours, 56 minutes), and if so, it could make it to the list of phones with the best battery life.

Of course, these are just rumors at the moment, so take them with a pinch of salt. However, with the claimed power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the OnePlus 11 should impress.

OnePlus 11 cameras

The cameras aren’t the strongest point of the OnePlus 10 Pro, which features a 48MP wide (ƒ/1.8), 50MP ultra-wide (ƒ/1.8),F/2.2), 8 MP 3.3x telephoto (F/2.4) and a 32MP front camera.

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According to OnLeaks (via 91Mobiles), we could see a slight rearrangement in the three projected lenses. The triple camera system includes a 50MP primary sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, and a 32MP 2x telephoto lens. Further, we also expect a 16MP selfie camera. Will these be improvements over previous models? Just will tell.

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