The OnePlus 11 Is Coming Soon, and I Can’t Wait to Try It

To nobody’s shock, OnePlus’ subsequent cellphone known as the OnePlus 11 5G. It is at the moment accessible in China, and the cellphone is about to launch globally on Feb. 7. It follows final 12 months’s fairly nice OnePlus 10 Professional and comes on the heels of the OnePlus 10T which left a foul style in our mouths due to its questionable compromises and a complicated worth proposition.

Fortunate for us, OnePlus offered a peek on the 11 again in December. And now, the brand new cellphone is on full show on OnePlus China’s web site. After devouring it with the assistance of Google Translate, I’m reminded of Leonardo DiCaprio’s often-quoted line from the movie Django Unchained.

“Gents, you had my curiosity. However now you’ve my consideration.”

I already had excessive hopes for the 11 as a result of it could be the third-generation cellphone to be launched throughout OnePlus’ partnership with the long-lasting digital camera firm Hasselblad. So far, Hasselblad’s affect has largely been behind-the-scenes with digital camera tuning and nifty software program options just like the Xpan panoramic-style. The OnePlus 11 might be the primary time we see precise new digital camera {hardware} ensuing from the partnership.

I also needs to level out that particulars and nuance may be misplaced in translation, so please maintain that in thoughts as you learn on.

This gif was constructed from a part of a promotional video on OnePlus China’s web site.

OnePlus China

The OnePlus 11 seems incredible

The 11’s design picks up the place the ten Professional left off. Translated, the location states that the OnePlus 11’s look was impressed by a “black gap in science fiction.” However as an alternative of a square-ish digital camera bump discovered on the ten Professional, the 11’s is round on high with tapered sides that circulate into the sting of the cellphone. It is harking back to a clasp on a leather-based attaché. When the cellphone is in panorama, the digital camera bump’s form seems virtually just like the silhouette of Darth Vader’s helmet.

The location reveals off the cellphone in two colours. There’s a matte inexperienced colour, that is not fairly British racing inexperienced, and a textured black end, which in line with translated textual content is “silk glass.” I collect this implies the end seems textured however to the contact is simply flat glass.

My CNET colleague Andrew Lanxon acquired his arms on a OnePlus 11. Whereas we’ve to attend a bit to listen to his ideas about testing it, he did share some photos of the phone on Twitter.

There aren’t many images of the entrance, but it surely has a show with waterfall edges that circulate off the fitting and left sides of the cellphone. The front-facing digital camera is housed in a gap punch-shaped cutout on the highest left aspect.

An alert slider is seen in a product video on the location that additionally reveals flashy stylized closeups of the OnePlus 11. OnePlus beforehand confirmed that the button would return after its absence on the OnePlus 10T. The 11 joins the likes of the Nubia Purple Magic 8, which has an identical {hardware} slider for placing the cellphone into gaming mode.

This picture reveals among the insides of the OnePlus 11. Like earlier fashions, the 11 has actually quick charging speeds.

OnePlus China

The OnePlus 11 has the newest Android {hardware} 

The cellphone has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a variable refresh price that tops out at 120Hz. The show is LTPO 3. Final 12 months’s 10 Professional had an LTPO 2 show. LTPO stands for low-temperature polycrystalline oxide, which permits shows to have a excessive refresh price with out killing your battery. In line with the translated textual content, LTPO 3 is smoother and much more energy environment friendly. A graphic claims that the show can drop right down to 1Hz, which is identical refresh price the iPhone 14 Professional makes use of for its always-on show.

On the within, the 11 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip which in line with a OnePlus press launch has 35% quicker CPU efficiency and a 25% quicker GPU. The 11 is without doubt one of the first telephones with the brand new Qualcomm chip. The 11 additionally comes with 16GB of RAM and both 256GB or 512GB of storage.

Powering all the things are twin 2,500 mAh batteries that assist 100W quick charging. Final 12 months’s 10 Professional had the identical dual-battery setup and supported 80W quick charging, apart from US fashions which had been capped at 65W quick charging. The OnePlus 10T helps 150W charging globally and 125W within the US. For perspective, the iPhone 14 Professional helps 20W quick charging. OnePlus says that the 11’s batteries can cost from empty to 100% in 25 minutes.

This gif of the OnePlus 11’s digital camera bump was taken from a promotional video on OnePlus China’s web site.

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The cameras are the identical however totally different

The OnePlus 11 has a 50-megapixel major and 48-megapixel ultrawide digital camera system that is just like the ten Professional’s. It additionally has a telephoto digital camera with a 32-megapixel sensor and 2x optical zoom in comparison with the ten Professional’s 8-megapixel sensor and three.3x optical zoom.

Sony made all the picture sensors together with the one within the new telephoto digital camera. However you need to marvel if OnePlus and Hasselblad selected the 32-megapixel sensor and brief tele-lens combo as a result of it yields higher images than the tele on the ten Professional. If that’s the case, it is the primary time we see digital camera {hardware} design that stems from the OnePlus and Hasselblad partnership.

Translated textual content suggests the brand new telephoto digital camera can take images with extra correct colours. OnePlus China’s website says that portrait mode pics have better-simulated bokeh that mimics the look of photos taken with Hasselblad’s XCD medium-format lenses.

Pattern images from the 11 look good, with balanced colours and highlights that roll off for pores and skin tones. We should always take these images with a giant grain of salt as a result of almost each cellphone maker’s web site flaunts spectacular images taken with their telephones – ah, advertising! Sadly, there’s no point out of whether or not these picture enhancements will apply to video recording.

A woman holding the OnePlus 11 5G phone

This was a promotional picture OnePlus launched in Dec. 2021.


Is there a OnePlus 11 Professional?

From all the things I learn on the web site, the OnePlus 11 is the best-spec’d OnePlus cellphone ever made. It appears to be the “professional” mannequin this 12 months regardless of missing the nomenclature. Its 6.7-inch display is identical dimension because the one on the ten Professional. In reality, OnePlus China’s President Li Jie stated there is no such thing as a “professional” model of the OnePlus 11 in response to a query on the Chinese language social community Weibo.

That will mark a continued departure from OnePlus’ earlier product technique. Till not too long ago, OnePlus had launched three fashions of its flagship telephones, a daily model, a “professional” one and later within the 12 months a T mannequin. For instance, in 2020 there was a OnePlus 8, 8 Professional and 8T. The professional fashions sometimes have bigger shows with a better decision and a 3rd rear digital camera with a telephoto lens in comparison with the common model.

Final 12 months, the corporate launched solely a OnePlus 10 Professional and not using a normal mannequin.

OnePlus 11 5G phone and Buds Pro 2 earbuds

The OnePlus 11 and Buds Professional 2 will launch globally on Feb. 7.


What’s subsequent for the OnePlus 11?

The brand new cellphone launches in China on Monday, Jan. 9. OnePlus is having a worldwide launch occasion in India on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the place it should additionally exhibit the OnePlus Buds Professional 2. I’m actually wanting ahead to attempting the cellphone out for myself, particularly that new telephoto digital camera.

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