The OnePlus 11 brings some new features and features compared to its predecessors, with among other things, the integration of an in-depth revisited camera. Release date, expected price, technical sheet, here is everything you need to know about OnePlus’ future premium mobile.
At OnePlus, the year starts strong with the release of its most high-end smartphone, followed later by models that are a little less well equipped and less expensive. In 2023, the OnePlus 11 is the first to be released, a smartphone that will notably be opposed to the Xiaomi 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S23. Known for its “flagship killers” in its early days, the brand has since changed its strategy, leaving its Nord range the prerogatives of value for money. Its main series is now premium oriented and comes face to face with the big shots of the Android ecosystem. Discover it smartphone with us.
WHEN IS THE ONEPLUS 11 COMING?
OnePlus officially launched its OnePlus 11 in China on January 4, 2023. Then, the OnePlus 11 will be launched on February 7, 2023 in the rest of the world. Previously, OnePlus launched its flagship smartphones of the year in the spring, and more precisely in April. Two models were launched on this occasion, the standard OnePlus and Pro of the series. Then six months later, around October or November, we were entitled to the OnePlus T models. Since the last generation, the calendar has changed and the flagship has become independent of the others. It is even marketed very early in the year, from January. This was the case of the OnePlus 10 Pro during a rather strange year 2022 which did not see the emergence of OnePlus 10 (while a OnePlus 10T did appear). In 2023, big change: no OnePlus 11 Pro is expected and only the OnePlus 11 should be released at the beginning of the year.
HOW MUCH DOES THE ONEPLUS 11 COST?
In terms of prices in China, OnePlus has significantly reduced prices compared to the previous generation. The OnePlus 11 with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage starts at just 3999 yuan (547 €). The OnePlus 10 Pro was much more expensive, at 4699 yuan (643€), with only 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is then necessary to count 4399 yuan (602€) for the version with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and 4899 yuan (670€) for 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Here is a summary of prices in China, excluding taxes:
OnePlus 11 (12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage): 3999 yuan (547€)
OnePlus 11 (16 GB RAM / 256 GB storage): 4399 yuan (602€)
OnePlus 11 (16 GB RAM / 512 GB storage): 4899 yuan (670€)
In France, the price will obviously be much higher. As a reminder, the OnePlus 10 Pro was marketed from 919 euros with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. If the Chinese manufacturer decides to pass on the drop in China to us, the OnePlus 11 should therefore fall below the 900 euro mark.
WILL THERE BE A ONEPLUS 11 PRO OR ONEPLUS 11T?
Numerous leaks concerning the OnePlus 11 allow us to get a good idea of what the smartphone will offer, and to prove its existence and its upcoming release. So far, there are no reliable reports of OnePlus 11 Pro or OnePlus 11T. That certainly means there won’t be a OnePlus 11 Pro later this year. The president of OnePlus has also confirmed this himself.
For the OnePlus 11T, it is quite normal to have no news so soon. If it’s in development, it won’t be released until the second half of 2023.
WHAT DESIGN CHANGES WITH THE ONEPLUS 11?
The famous informant OnLeaks shared first renders of the OnePlus 11. Visuals that were quickly confirmed by the brand itself. The imposing photo block of the OnePlus 11 adopts a circular shape, whereas it was square on the OnePlus 10 Pro. The layout of the sensors within the block remains similar, however, with three optics at the top left, top right and bottom left, then the LED Flash at the bottom right of the device.
Good news for fans of the brand, the alert slider (Alert Slider) is back. A symbol of OnePlus’ identity, it had been removed from the OnePlus 10T, raising fears for its future. This inseparable and distinctive element of OnePlus flagships is present on the OnePlus 11. As a reminder, this physical key integrated on the edge of the device allows you to perform quick actions, such as changing the notification mode, without needing to access at the interface.
For the rest, the design of the OnePlus 11 remains close to that of the OnePlus 10 Pro, retaining among other things the punch in the left corner of the screen to house the front camera and an optical fingerprint reader under the screen. The latter is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus at the front, 5 at the back. It measures 163.1 x 74.1 mm x 8.53 mm for 205 grams. Two colors are available: black and green.
WHAT TYPE OF SCREEN IS ON THE ONEPLUS 11?
The quality of the panel of the Pro models at OnePlus has always been extremely neat, and this good habit has continued with their successor. It is a 6.7-inch AMOLED E4 LTPO 3.0 screen displaying a QHD + definition (3216 x 1440 pixels) and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
The latter is adaptive, that is to say that it varies automatically according to the content displayed, because 120 Hz is not useful for all uses. This reduces energy consumption, and therefore improves the autonomy of the smartphone. The brightness reaches 1300 nits peak. Unfortunately, it appears to be a screen very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro from 2022.
WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ONEPLUS 11?
Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 11 is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The brand remains loyal to Qualcomm and supplies itself with the best chip currently available for the Android ecosystem. Suffice to say that the performance of the smartphone is assured. The SoC is manufactured using a TSMC 4nm process, as is the case with the Apple 16 Bionic of the iPhone 14 Pro.
In terms of theoretical performance, the OnePlus 11 seems to meet expectations. Thanks to its Snapdragon processor, it obtains a score that is enough to make the best smartphones of 2022 pale. Admittedly, these run on less recent processors, but that bodes well for the future.
For mobile connectivity, the OnePlus 11 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 modem, which makes it 5G compatible. Several memory configurations are available: 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB and 16 GB of RAM with 256 GB or 512 GB of storage.
DOES THE ONEPLUS 11 HAVE A GOOD AUTONOMY?
OnePlus had significantly improved the autonomy of its 10 Pro compared to that of the OnePlus 9 Pro, and this is also the case on this generation thanks to the better energy efficiency of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, do not expect to such a marked difference since the OnePlus 11 has a 5000 mAh battery, the same capacity as the accumulator of its predecessor.
OnePlus, like its parent company OPPO, is renowned for being a pioneer in fast charging. A status that it confirms with the OnePlus 11, which comes with 100W SuperVOOC technology, compared to 80W previously. The 5000 mAh battery of the OnePlus 10 Pro was recharged from 0 to 100% in 35 minutes, that of the OnePlus 11 promises to be fully charged in just 25 minutes.
Fortunately, the charger still comes with the smartphone in the box. Unfortunately, wireless charging is not in the game this year, a questionable choice for a high-end smartphone.
DOES THE ONEPLUS 11 TAKE GREAT PICTURES?
The photo quality is often lower at OnePlus than that offered by the competition in the high-end segment: the Samsung Galaxy S, the Xiaomi Ultra, the Google Pixel, the iPhone… And it is undoubtedly in this respect that the OnePlus 11 va brings the most changes, proving that the brand is aware of this weakness and that it is trying to remedy it. Already, the partnership with the optical expert Hasselblad has been renewed.
Then, OnePlus changes all the sensors on this new model. The main module goes from 48 MP and an aperture of f/1.8 on the OnePlus 10 Pro to an IMX890 sensor of 50 MP and f/1.8 for the OnePlus 11.
The 48 MP, f/2.2 1/2-inch IMX581 ultra-wide-angle offers an enlargement of the field of view to 115˚, which is in the average of the genre. But remember that the OnePlus 10 Pro stood out with its 150° angle. For the telephoto lens, the manufacturer’s ambitions will also go down, with the integration of an optical zoom of up to 2x, against up to 3x on the previous generation. The definition, on the other hand, rises to 32 MP (IMX709 of 1/2.74 inch), against 8 MP previously.
Hasselblad Color Calibration technology is back for accurate and faithful colorimetry. On the video side, we are entitled to support for 4K up to 60 frames per second and 8K up to 24 frames per second. The front camera is only 16 MP, twice less than the 32 MP selfie sensor of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
WHICH VERSION OF ANDROID AND OXYGENOS FOR THE ONEPLUS 11?
The OnePlus 11 is launched under OxygenOS 13.1, the manufacturer’s software overlay based on Android 13. OnePlus takes care of the software monitoring of its premium smartphones, and the OnePlus 10 Pro was also one of the first mobiles on the market to receive an upgrade. stable update to the latest version of Android. The brand promises at least three years of major Android updates and four years of security updates on its main series devices. Despite a common base with OPPO’s ColorOS interface, which absorbed OnePlus, OxygenOS still retains its own peculiarities, features and aesthetics.
OxygenOS 13 brings a new design to the UI, dubbed Aquatic Aquamorphic. In addition to making animations more natural and fluid, it offers a “simpler and cleaner interface” for a more soothing experience. Also with this in mind, OnePlus has evolved its Zen Mode, which allows you to take a break or focus on a conversation or activity in progress, with “five quiet themes”.
The launcher gets smarter and more intuitive, with dynamic folder adjustment for better organization and improved management of apps, widgets, and update notifications. A versatile side toolbar provides access to useful functions without leaving an app, while the Always-On Display becomes compatible with the display of dynamic and personalized information by artificial intelligence.
On the performance front, this release includes HyperBoost GPA 4.0, a new feature that boosts in-game frames per second (FPS) and balances your phone’s power output and power consumption through multiple modes performance.