On its home turf, OnePlus has begun teasing its upcoming flagship phone, which now has a release date.
The OnePlus 11 was teased in a recent Weibo post (opens in new tab) along with a January 4, 2023 launch date. The launch will begin in China, just like the previous model. In addition, as previously stated, the global launch, which will include the UK and Indian markets, will occur in February.
The earlier leaked renders have given us a pretty good idea of how the next OnePlus flagship will look, and they almost exactly match what the company has shown off in the teaser video and images on its Weibo account. The camera module, which now has a triple-camera setup and comes in a circular form factor, is the main change from the previous model.
The company will continue to use cameras that are powered by Hasselblad, just like the OnePlus 10 Pro. Having said that, the new camera module seamlessly complements the device’s metal frame, a design feature first seen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra and other models.
The well-known alert slider, which is making a comeback or, as OnePlus refers to it, the “return of an icon,” is another excellent feature that was captured in the teaser video that was released by OnePlus. Since the debut of the first OnePlus smartphone, the alert slider has been a popular feature of OnePlus devices and a key component.
Again, this is not surprising given that previous renders showed the first-ever OnePlus product’s alert slider next to an IR blaster. However, rather than anticipating the features, it is encouraging to see the OEM manufacturer confirm what it will offer with the next flagship.
Discussing expectation, the other expected boundaries in view of prior reports point at a ceramic body with a matte completion. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC is expected to power the phone, which can have up to 16GB of RAM. OnePlus claims that it will have LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0 storage, as well as a 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and QHD+ resolution.
On the back, the triple lenses are expected to have a 50MP primary lens, a 48MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 32MP telephoto sensor for optics. With OnePlus’ own 100W fast charging support, it is anticipated that the device will run on a respectable 5000mAh battery.
It’s encouraging to see flagships like the OnePlus 11 hit the market at the beginning of next year. However, it is still unknown if OnePlus would release additional models alongside the OnePlus 11.