Check out the leaked information of OnePlus 11
According to JBQ, OnePlus is at a crossroads. The company that started out with sensational flagship killers is now known more for its budget phones than its flagships, but the OnePlus 11 is finally a chance to change that. As a fresh start, the OnePlus 11 comes with a new and sleeker look, including a super round camera system and a host of improvements under the hood, mostly driven by the impressive new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. It also has the super-fast charging speed that OnePlus is known for and is built with attention to detail, including features like the Alert Slider.
So can the OnePlus 11 finally match and even rival the big dogs like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7 Pro? Let’s find out!
*This article is based on the release of the Chinese version of OnePlus 11. The global version of this phone will be officially unveiled on February 7, 2023.
- New and more beautiful design with round camera system
- Three cameras on the back
- 2X zoom camera for portraits
- OnePlus Alert Slider is back!
- Snapdragon 8 generation 2 inside
- Probably the best haptics ever on an Android phone
- 7-inch OLED screen with a frequency of 120 Hz
- Insane 100W fast charging
- No wireless charging, no IP68 rating
OnePlus 11 specifications
We’ve already mentioned the new processor and camera system, but take a look at all of the OnePlus 11’s highlights below:
OnePlus 11 specifications
- Size and weight 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.53 mm
- Weight 205 grams
- 7-inch OLED display, 1440p, 1-120Hz LTPO 3.0 refresh rate
- Gorilla Glass 7
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor
- RAM, storage and prices 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage — 4000 yuan ($580)
- 16 GB RAM / 256 GB – 4400 yuan ($640)
- 16 GB RAM / 512 GB – 4900 yuan ($710)
- LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage memory
- *The above prices are for China only. International prices are usually up to 20% higher.
- Android 13 software with ColorOS 13
- Cameras 50 MP primary camera, Sony IMX890 sensor, f/1.8
- 48 megapixel ultra-wide, Sony IMX581 sensor, f/2.2
- 32MP 2X zoom, Sony IMX709 sensor, f/2.0
- 16MP front camera with 1080p video recording, f/2.4
- Battery capacity 5000 mAh Like Power Bank
- 100 watt wired charging speed
- Fast wireless charger
Don’t forget that we have an in-depth look at the OnePlus 11 specs and you can easily compare it to other phones too, like this OnePlus 11 vs OnePlus 10 Pro specs comparison here.
OnePlus 11 design and color
Great phone with a wonderful round camera system
OnePlus 11 comes in only one size. It’s a big phone with a screen size of 6.7 inches, but it’s not as wide as the Galaxy Ultra.
The design is more like the OnePlus 10 Pro, with a glass back, aluminum frame, and you also have the familiar notification slider on the side, also known as the silent switch, which is very convenient.
The power button and Alert Slider are on the right side and the volume buttons are on the left side. At the bottom, you have a USB-C port (USB 2.0 speed only).
The dual speakers have been upgraded with dual sub-magnets and the NLC low-frequency algorithm, all fancy words, but in reality the sound quality is significantly improved.
The phone is available in two colors: a green model and a black model, the green color has a smooth glass coating, while the black color has a new coating that glows when light hits it at certain angles.
OnePlus 11 screen
While others have been running the E6’s new OLED panel, OnePlus has stuck with the older generation display
Here you have a 6.7-inch OLED display that is slightly tapered at the sides.
The 1440p resolution is more for crisp details and supports dynamic refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz thanks to LTPO 3.0 technology. If you use the AOD (Always On Display) function, the 1Hz option is great because it drains less power than before.
OnePlus doesn’t disclose the panel technology, but unofficial sources say it uses the old Samsung E4 OLED panel instead of the newer E6 panels. This is a minor compromise compared to other new 2023 phones, resulting in screen colors as good as the latest generation and less brightness than the higher 2023 flagships.
In terms of biometrics, the OnePlus 11 uses an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. OnePlus has traditionally had some of the fastest fingerprint scanners in the industry, and we don’t expect that to change in the 11. Also, you’ll get face unlock via the front-facing camera, so it’s not a 3D secure Face ID, but it’s still nice to have on board.
It’s also worth noting that OnePlus offers an all-new vibration engine that’s 67 percent larger than its predecessor, which it modestly calls the “King of Android Engines.” This allows for a subtle tactile feel while typing, while still not missing calls and notifications. Plus, for the first time, it allows you to experience “double vibration”, which will be especially useful in games.
Looking at the three critical measurements for the touch engine, vibration rate, start-stop time and vibration strength, the OnePlus 11 is said to equal or even surpass the iPhone 14 Pro. particle for direct object
OnePlus 11 camera
Some weird camera choices, but can OnePlus make it work?
JBQ says, The OnePlus 11 comes with a redesigned camera system that looks big and impressive from a distance, but look closer and you’ll see that some very strange decisions have been made with the camera.
First, let’s check the camera specifications:
- 50 MP main camera, Sony IMX890 sensor, f/1.8
- 48 megapixel ultra-wide, Sony IMX581 sensor, f/2.2
- 32 megapixel 2X zoom, Sony IMX709 sensor, f/2.0 (max. 20x digital zoom)
- 16 MP front camera, ISOCELL 3P9 (S5K3P9) sensor.
You get a 50MP main camera, but interestingly, OnePlus seems to have opted for the Sony IMX890 sensor, which other phone makers use for their ultra-wide cameras. It’s certainly no match for the 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor used by Xiaomi and Vivo.
The ultra-wide camera sensor is 48MP and can focus as close as 3.5cm, so you can take clean macro shots with it.
Last, but not least, the third camera in this system is a 2X zoom lens, which is great for portrait shots.
In the camera app, you get 1X and 2X portrait modes. The 1X emulates the Hasselblad XCD 30/3.5mm lens and the 2X emulates the Hasselblad XCD 65/2.8mm lens with cool rotational bokeh.
This seems to be a great setup for portrait shots, and we’re very happy to see this 2X lens rated so low! However, those who want to be able to zoom further in higher quality may be disappointed with the OnePlus 11, as it lacks a dedicated long-range zoom lens.
OnePlus 11 performance and benchmarks
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is good
OnePlus doesn’t have a great camera reputation, but it’s certainly impressed us with its relentless focus on performance and speed.
The OnePlus 11 is built on this foundation of speed. It has the new Snapdragon 8 generation 2 chip, which may go down as one of Qualcomm’s best ever.
Not only that, but if you opt for the boosted versions, you can get the OnePlus 11 with 16GB of RAM, which gives it the performance you only get from an Asus ROG phone. All of this is cooled by a large graphite heatsink that helps with gaming.
The phone is also highly optimized for gamers. You can play more than 100 original games at 120 frames, with higher resolution and HDR game quality beyond native quality settings. Additionally, you have OnePlus’ HyperBoost 2.0 game frame stabilization engine, which ensures high and stable frame rates in games. This is really impressive!
We’ll be bringing you more color on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and OnePlus 11 performance soon, along with benchmarks and more, so check back here sometime.
OnePlus 11 connectivity
So far, we have only seen the Chinese model of the OnePlus 11, which comes with different software and bands than the global version. We advise you to wait for the global launch rather than trying to import this model as it lacks important features for the global market. Its global version will be unveiled on February 7.
The Chinese model will not be sold globally, but some specialist traders can import this model from the Asian country. Just keep in mind that those Chinese OnePlus models usually have different software with Chinese bloatware and different cellular bands, so you might not be able to get proper 5G on such a phone.
Android version of OnePlus 11
The OnePlus 11 will ship with Android 13, but the actual skin on top will vary depending on the model. The Chinese version has the latest ColorOS 13 on top, while the international model has Oxygen OS.
OnePlus 11 battery
The OnePlus 11 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery exactly Like Huge Power Bank , which has become the standard among large-sized Android flagships.
But what is not so common is the extremely fast charging speed of the phone. You get a maximum charging speed of 100W, a neat upgrade from the 80W supported on the 10 Pro. This results in the following charging speeds:
10 minutes to charge 50%
25 minutes to fully charge 100%
Super impressive! OnePlus promises that despite those fast charging speeds, battery health won’t degrade quickly, and the battery should last around four years before needing to be replaced, which the company estimates is twice as long as the competition.
Of course, this charging speed is not quite a world record, this is currently held by Xiaomi and its 210W charging system (full charge in less than 10 minutes). However, it will be one of the fastest charging phones to hit the US market, so it’s definitely worth a look.
Interestingly, in our OnePlus 10T review, we saw that the older phone has an even faster 150W fast charger.
The OnePlus 11 doesn’t support wireless charging, but we don’t think it would hurt much with this kind of wired charging speed.
Summary of OnePlus 11
The OnePlus 11 focuses on performance and looks like one of the best phones for gamers and those looking for speed in 2023, but it also brings a lot of upgrades to the camera system, even though it lacks long-range zoom. . The lens still looks very capable in a variety of conditions. Those who take portrait photos are also very enjoyable.
As always, OnePlus also has super-fast charger, and the price seems reasonable this year. It seems that OnePlus is overcoming the difficulty of 2022, when it lost its identity and is taking a more special place in the smartphone space. It’s probably not the flagship killer that will convince you to go with the Galaxy Ultra or the iPhone, but it looks like a decent phone for gamers and those who care about fast performance.