The OnePlus 11 will be the next big flagship phone from the popular Chinese phone company OnePlus, and since we were big fans of the 10 OnePlus 2022 Pro, we're already looking ahead and speculating what the next version will bring.
This is likely to be OnePlus' first phone of 2023, though we may see more entries in the company's North line in the meantime. It's also likely to be one of the best Android phones of the year, going by the latest entries in the family, though we'll have to wait and see.
So far we haven't heard a huge amount of OnePlus 11 rumours, but we're starting to hear some rumours. You'll find all the leaks and rumors below, then we've put together a wish list of what to expect from these phones.
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- What is it? The 2023 entry into OnePlus' flagship lineup
- When did it come out? Probably the first months of 2023
- How much will it cost? Probably a little under $899/€799 (around AU$1,400)
OnePlus 11 price and availability
Based on precedent, we'll likely see the OnePlus 11 family debut in the early months of the year, perhaps staggered by region, as the OnePlus 10 Pro was, but hopefully at a big launch event, as was the case. of the company old phones.
It's harder to judge the price though, and that's because there was no 'standard' OnePlus 10, priced premium but not super premium.
So we can make a good estimate of the OnePlus 11's price: it'll probably cost around $899 / £799 (around AU$1,400), which is what its predecessor cost you. The rumor is that while the Pro name will be dropped, it will actually be the Pro level phone (stay in the back).
We also got the OnePlus 10T in 2022, which started at $649 / £629 (around AU$940), but for now it's unclear whether or not a OnePlus 11T will follow.
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Leaks and rumors of OnePlus 11
First, it's worth noting that there may only be one OnePlus 11 model and, according to a leak, it might be called the OnePlus 11, but it has the kind of specs you'd expect from it: a OnePlus 11 Pro.
That said, other early leaks refer specifically to the OnePlus 11 Pro, so the name remains uncertain, but it seems likely that we'll get a pro-level model, whether or not it has a pro name. It's unclear if there will also be a lower-spec model, but it doesn't seem very likely.
In any case, the leaker @OnLeaks has shared versions of what the OnePlus 11 Pro could look like, in collaboration with SmartPrix (opens in a new tab).
These renders, which you can see below, show a new, more circular camera block design. You can also see that there is the Hasselblad brand and three sensors. Other details include an alert slider, and the phone will apparently use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is what we were expecting anyway.
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However, we would take this leak with a grain of salt, especially since these renders are apparently based on an early prototype of the OnePlus 11 Pro, so it could be subject to change.
The same leaker has since shared more comprehensive OnePlus 11 Pro specs, saying the phone will sport a 120-inch 6,7Hz QHD+ AMOLED display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a Snapdragon 8 chipset Gen 2 and a 5000 mAh battery with 100 W. charging
It is also said to have a 16MP front-facing camera and a triple-lens rear camera with a 50MP main, 48MP ultra-wide, and 32MP telephoto sensor offering 2x optical zoom.
More recently, another leaker again mentioned 16GB of RAM, adding that the OnePlus 11 will also have a ceramic finish, as well as upgraded UFS 4.0 storage, significantly faster than the UFS 3.1 technology used in the best phones of 2022.
OnePlus 11: what we want to see
After testing the OnePlus 10 Pro and the company's other phones, as well as the wider Android world, here are a few changes we hope the OnePlus 11 will bring.
1. A non-Pro version
Is the OnePlus 10 Pro really "Pro" if there is no standard version? No, not really, we'd say, but for some reason OnePlus' only flagship phone of 2022 had that suffix.
Since there is only one phone in the family, OnePlus can only offer one phone at a given price. This means that people who want a cheaper alternative or a super premium version don't have to buy anything.
We'd like to see the OnePlus 11 come with at least two members of the family, and possibly a third as well, be it a Lite, Ultra or Pro Plus version.
2. A less complicated launch
When phone makers launch their devices with a lot of fanfare and fanfare, it can really build hype for mobile devices… but the exact opposite happened with the OnePlus 10 Pro.
The device was originally launched in January, but that was only for the Chinese market: it launched for the global market in February at MWC 2022 and then saw another unveiling event in April, which was followed by a launch for some markets.
This is very confusing to the average buyer and means that when it was actually available to buy, the OnePlus 10 Pro was old news. We would like this whole procedure to be more condensed in 2023 so that we do not have to wait months to buy the OnePlus 11.
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3. Equal Charges
The OnePlus 10 Pro had a good 80W fast charge, which ensured that the device could go from 0% to 100% at the same time you needed to watch an episode of your favorite sitcom…
…that is, unless you live in the United States. The OnePlus 10 Pro only runs at 65W, which is still fast, but definitely not 80W.
We'd like charging speeds to be the same for the OnePlus 11, so people in the US don't get an inferior phone.
4. A better zoom camera
The OnePlus 10 Pro isn't the best phone for zoom photography, although its 3,3x telephoto lens lets you zoom farther than some similarly priced rivals, we like to see "Pro" devices that pull it out 5x or even 10x ( though perhaps the latter is more of an "Ultra" feature).
What's not so great is the 8MP sensor that comes with this lens; not only is that a bit of a low resolution for a smartphone camera, but it reduces the possibility of digital zoom beyond the optical limit.
We'd like to see more emphasis on zoom photography in the OnePlus 11, to give photographers a chance to shine.
5. A smaller alternative
The OnePlus 10 Pro is a big phone, and that's not necessarily a bad thing as you get plenty of screen real estate, but it does make the device difficult to hold for people with small hands.
If the OnePlus 11 comes in multiple versions as we already wish, we'd like one to be smaller, to cater to people who don't want a giant monster.
We've seen Xiaomi take that step with the Xiaomi 12, offering a smaller phone than before, and Samsung did that for a while too. Let's hope OnePlus does the same.