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OnePlus 11R launched in India with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 100W fast charging

OnePlus had a busy day – it announced the global launch of the OnePlus 11 and unveiled the OnePlus Ace 2 for China. Indeed, while the broadcast in India followed the global event for the most part, it continued with an additional device, the 11R. This is the local name for Ace 2.

The OnePlus 11R is a follow-up to the 10R from last year, itself based on the original Ace. Just as the ace never left China, the 10R never left India. As far as we know, the new 11R is not going to leave the Indian subcontinent either.

It’s a shame as it brings some great improvements over its predecessor. The major upgrade is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. And with its Dimensity 8100-Max quality, it’s really a mid-range chip. The first generation 8+ is still fast enough to catch on with the flagship crowd.

OnePlus 11R launched in India with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 100W fast charging

OnePlus has basically kept the screen size, which is 6.74 inches, but increased the resolution from 1,080 x 2,412px to 1,240 x 2,772px. This is halfway between FHD+ and QHD+. Combined with the additional processing power from the Adreno 730 GPU, the phone will provide sharper graphics in games. The refresh rate is the same at 120Hz and it’s still a 10-bit panel (with HDR10+ support).

The 10R was available with two charging and battery systems – 80 Wh / 5000 mAh and 150 Wh / 4500 mAh. This year, the company has taken a more balanced approach and only offers one Power System configuration with a 5000mAh battery and 100W fast charging. It’s not as fast as the old 150W model, but it offers longer battery life and can reach 100% in 25 minutes (down from 32 minutes for the 80W/5000mAh 10R). This matches the speed (and battery capacity) of the flagship OnePlus 11.

We’ve compared the 11R to the 10R so far, but another comparison is the 10T. This phone is also powered by the 8+ Gen 1 chipset, but sticks with the old FHD+ display and a 4,800mAh battery with 150W fast charging.

The camera system is mostly the same as last year’s with a 50MP main unit with an f/1.8 lens with OIS and a 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor (IMX890 this time, replacing the IMX766). It’s still an 8MP ultra-wide (120°) and there’s a 2MP macro camera. Really, the only notable change here is that the 11R can record 4K at 60fps (up from 30fps on the 10R).

The last thing to cover is the price. The base 8/128GB model starts at $40,000 and you can get double the RAM and double the storage, i.e. 16/256GB, for $45,000.

OnePlus 11R in Galactic Silver
OnePlus 11R in Sonic Black

OnePlus 11R in Galactic Silver and Acoustic Black

For comparison, the old 10R launched at 39,000 rupees for an 80W unit with 8/128GB of memory, while the 10T was 50,000 rupees for the same 8/128GB configuration. The global flagship OnePlus 11 was launched today and its price in India starts at $57,000.