OnePlus 11, High-end Performance For $700

Launched in China in early January 2023, the OnePlus 11 is coming to the U.S. (and the world) immediately. In line with a message written by OnePlus President Li Jie on Weibo, the brand new flagship smartphone broke  “the quickest gross sales file within the historical past of OnePlus” simply two hours after the launch in China.

Wanting on the spectacular specs record in relation to the value, we perceive the moment success. The successor of the OnePlus 10 Professional (launched within the U.S. in April 2022 at $899), the OnePlus 11 boasts an upgraded Snapdragon flagship SoC, a barely higher rear digicam, and an upgraded fast-charging adapter (U.S. market).

No extra Professional

The producer dropped the “Professional” from its flagship’s title, and the brand new branding displays the convergence of high-end specs with a premium worth in a single single system. Providing nice efficiency at “an especially aggressive worth level” appears to be OnePlus’s high precedence, in accordance with OnePlus founder Peter Lau’s presentation on the OnePlus 10T launch final August.

To realize this objective, OnePlus has centered on a number of issues but when we needed to boil it down, it could come right down to glorious computing platform efficiency, quick battery charging, and a superb digicam.

Higher efficiency

To say the high-end title, the OnePlus 11 needed to characteristic Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, that powers the just lately launched Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely, S23 plus, and S23.

The OnePlus 11 will get a big enhance in efficiency over its predecessors outfitted with the earlier generations of the Snapdragon 8, the 8 Gen 1 (10 Professional), and the 8+ Gen 1 (10T).

Qualcomm claims that the brand new technology CPU is 35% quicker whereas delivering 40% larger energy effectivity. The graphics efficiency elevated by 25% with a forty five% enchancment in energy effectivity. After working a number of benchmarks on the OnePlus 11, we are able to affirm the efficiency enhance roughly alongside these strains. Keep tuned for our OnePlus 11 overview with the benchmarks’ charts.

When RAM and storage are involved, there are two variants, one with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage that prices $699, and one other with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage, for $100 extra.


The 6.7-inch WQHD (3216×1440) AMOLED show options an upgraded LTPO 3.0 adaptive refresh charge expertise that robotically selects one of the best refresh charge from 1Hz to 120Hz relying on the person’s exercise. Equally to LTPO 2.0, LTPO 3.0 operates at variable refresh charges from 1 to 120Hz however is meant to supply an improved energy effectivity.

Digital camera

The digicam system tuned by Hasselblad is healthier than the earlier flagship mannequin, though the value of the brand new telephone is $200 decrease than the launch worth of the OnePlus 10 Professional ($899).

The first digicam sensor is a Sony IMX890 50MP 1/1.56” (quad-pixel) that’s paired with an IMX58 48MP Ultrawide digicam and an IMX709 32MP 1/2.74” RGBW sensor with 2X optical zoom that OnePlus calls “Portrait Tele.” The telephone maker dedicates the third digicam to portrait pictures and claims it improves the bokeh impact by offering extra particulars within the blurry background.

To guage cellular cameras, we use our CAMERA HW rating. Based mostly on the specs, we calculated a CAMERA HW rating of 178, which locations the OnePlus 11 within the ballpark of the Xiaomi 12T Professional (176), the Xiaomi 12 Professional (177), the Pixel 7 (180), and the Pixel 7 Professional (189). That is an improve from the 164 CAMERA HW rating of the OnePlus 10 Professional.


Charging pace is among the strengths of OnePlus, the OnePlus 10T is the fastest-charging telephone out there within the U.S. that provides 160W helps and goes from 1% to 80% in solely 13 min! (as we measured for our overview) As a result of voltage limitation in North America, gadgets can cost at a most of 120W.

The OnePlus 11 mannequin for the U.S. comes with 5000 mAh battery and 80W SUPERVOOC charging expertise whereas the Chinese language model provides 100W. As we measured, the OnePlus 11 expenses from 0% to 63% in quarter-hour, which is approach quicker than the high-end telephones such because the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely (16%), the iPhone 14 (25%), or the Pixel 7 Professional (18%).

OnePlus Buds Professional 2

Alongside the brand new smartphone, OnePlus is launching the OnePlus Buds Professional 2, a pair of wi-fi earbuds that help spatial audio with six-axis sensor head monitoring. That includes lively noise cancellation, 54 ms low latency, Hello-Res audio, and IP55 water resistance, the Buds Professional 2 ship 39 hours of playback on a single cost.

Value and Availability

The smartphone and the earbuds shall be out there for pre-orders on Feb seventh, 2023, and on the market on Feb 16th, 2023. The OnePlus 11 is available in two colours, Titan Black or Everlasting Inexperienced, and prices $699 for the 8GB+128GB model, and $799 for the 16GB+256GB mannequin. The OnePlus Buds Professional 2 comes in Obsidian Black or Arbor Inexperienced for $179.

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