The days of rumors and uncertainty are finally over. Today, OnePlus has confirmed that the company’s next flagship device, the OnePlus 11, will be officially announced on the 4th of January, which is a little above a week from today.
The flagship smartphone which will come in Black and Green color, will sport a 6.7-inches screen with an impressive Quad-HD+ display, equivalent to 3216 x 1440 pixels. It will be powered by the top mobile CPU currently in the industry, that is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC from Qualcomm.
Rumor suggests that the phone will start from a 12GB storage option with 256GB ROM, and touching up to 16GB RAM with 512-Gigs of internal storage. The device will boot Google Android 13 with either ColorOS 13 for the Chinese folks, or an OxygenOS 13 for the global variant.
Currently, the Sony IMX989 is the flagship camera sensor in town. It is the sensor used on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, 13 Pro and Vivo’s X90 Pro+. But the OnePlus 11 won’t be using this 1-inch sensor just yet.
Instead, the company opted for the IMX890 image sensor, along with a 32-megapixel telephoto lens and a third Sony IMX709 UW sensor. All these sensors will be certified by Hasselblad, just as Xiaomi has Leica and vivo is with Zeiss.
Further on the inside, there will be an under-display fingerprint scanner, and it will house a 5000mAh battery, offering both wired (100W), wireless and reverse wireless charging. The phone will also offer stereo speakers and many other design and built-quality upgrades over the current OnePlus 10-series.
What is yet to be known however, is pricing. This is a key factor that will determine the success of the OnePlus 11 in the face of other flagship devices running Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, but with mid-range price tag, like the ZTE Nubia Z50, iQOO 11 and the upcoming Redmi K60 Pro.