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OnePlus 11 Pro: release date, price, technical sheet, all about the future flagship

The OnePlus 11 Pro brings some new features and features compared to its predecessors, with among other things, the integration of an in-depth revisited camera. Release date, expected price, technical sheet, here is everything we know about the future premium mobile from OnePlus.

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At OnePlus, the year starts strong with the release of its most high-end smartphone, followed later by models that are a little less well equipped and less expensive. In 2023, the OnePlus 11 Pro awaits us, a smartphone that will notably be opposed to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Known for his “flagship killers” in its infancy, the brand has since changed its strategy, leaving the prerogatives of value for money to its Nord range. Its main series is now premium oriented and comes face to face with the big shots of the Android ecosystem. What does the OnePlus 11 Pro have in store for us to surprise us? Find out with us.

When is the OnePlus 11 Pro coming out?

Previously, OnePlus launched its flagship smartphones of the year in the spring, and more precisely in April. Two models were launched on this occasion, the standard OnePlus and Pro of the series. Then six months later, around October or November, we were entitled to the OnePlus T models. Since the last generation, the schedule has changed and the Pro model has become independent of the others. It is even marketed very early in the year, from January. This was the case for the OnePlus 10 Pro during a rather strange year 2022 which did not see the emergence of a OnePlus 10 (while a OnePlus 10T did appear). If we get lost in the nomenclature and strategy of OnePlus, we can expect the OnePlus 10 Pro to arrive in the first quarter of 2023, probably in January.

How much does the OnePlus 11 Pro cost?

The OnePlus 9 Pro cost 919 euros in its configuration including 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. With 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, its price increased to 999 euros. The same pricing policy has been applied for the OnePlus 10 Pro, the price of which has not increased compared to the previous model. We imagine that OnePlus does not want to pass the psychological bar of 1000 euros. But with the fall of the euro against the dollar, it is possible that the OnePlus 11 Pro will cost more in Europe.

Will there be a OnePlus 11 or OnePlus 11T?

Numerous leaks concerning the OnePlus 11 Pro allow us to get a good idea of ​​what the smartphone will offer, and to prove its existence and its upcoming release. So far, there are no reliable reports of OnePlus 11 or OnePlus 11T. This certainly means that there will not be a OnePlus 11 at the same time as the OnePlus 11 Pro. However, there is still hope of seeing him land later. For the OnePlus 11T, it is quite normal to have no news so soon. If it’s in development, it won’t be released until the second half of 2023.

What design developments with the OnePlus 11 Pro?

Well-known informant OnLeaks has shared first renders of the OnePlus 11 Pro. If some details can evolve on the final product, the visuals he shared should be very close to what the mobile will look like. the imposing picture block of the OnePlus 11 Pro adopts a circular shape, while it was square on the OnePlus 10 Pro. The layout of the sensors within the block remains similar, however, with three optics at the top left, top right and bottom left, then the LED Flash at the bottom right of the device.

OnePlus 11 Pro
Credit: OnLeaks

Good news for fans of the brand, the Alert Slider button makes his return. A symbol of OnePlus’ identity, it had been removed from the OnePlus 10T, raising fears for its future. But according to the images that reach us, this inseparable and distinctive element of OnePlus flagships will be present on the OnePlus 11 Pro. As a reminder, this physical key integrated on the edge of the device allows you to perform quick actions, such as changing the notification mode, without needing to access the interface.

For the rest, the design of the OnePlus 11 Pro remains close to that of the OnePlus 10 Pro, retaining among other things the punch in the left corner of the screen to house the front camera and an optical fingerprint reader under the screen. For now, the terminal has only shown itself in a black colorway.

What type of screen does the OnePlus 11 Pro have?

The quality of the slab of the Pro models at OnePlus has always been extremely neat, and this good habit should continue with their successor. We already know that it will be a 6.7-inch AMOLED (presumably LTPO 2.0) screen displaying a Quad HD+ 1440p definition and refresh rate up to 120 Hz. The latter should be adaptive, that is to say that it will vary automatically according to the content displayed, because the 120 Hz are not useful for all uses. This reduces energy consumption, and therefore improves the autonomy of the smartphone. We also expect HDR10+ compatibility and wide color coverage.

How does the OnePlus 11 Pro perform?

Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 11 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The brand remains loyal to Qualcomm and provides itself with the best chip currently available for the Android ecosystem. Suffice to say that the performance of the smartphone is assured. The SoC is manufactured using a TSMC process using 4 nm etching, as is the case with the Apple 16 Bionic of the iPhone 14 Pro.

OnePlus 11 Pro
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For mobile connectivity, the OnePlus 11 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 modem, which makes it 5G compatible. Several memory configurations are planned: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space as well as 12 GB and 256 GB. A version with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory could also be marketed, but its availability in France is uncertain.

Does the OnePlus 11 Pro have good battery life?

OnePlus had significantly improved the autonomy of its 10 Pro compared to that of the OnePlus 9 Pro, we hope that the brand will still manage to progress with this new generation. However, we should not expect such a marked difference since the OnePlus 11 Pro will ship a 5000mAh battery, the same capacity as the battery of its predecessor, which did it better than the OnePlus 9 Pro and its 4500 mAh battery. However, we can hope for a slightly longer endurance thanks to software optimizations or to the chip which should be more energy efficient. In any case, the OnePlus 11 Pro should offer excellent autonomy.

OnePlus, like its parent company OPPO, is renowned for being a pioneer in fast charging. A status that it will confirm with the OnePlus 11 Pro, expected with technology SuperVOOC 100W, compared to 80W previously. The 5000 mAh battery of the OnePlus 10 Pro was recharged from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes, so that of the OnePlus 11 Pro should reach full capacity even faster.

Wireless charging had a power of 50W on the OnePlus 10 Pro, we currently have no information on that of the OnePlus 11 Pro, which will be at least equal. The reverse induction charging functionality to power the battery of compatible accessories or devices will also be there.

Does the OnePlus 11 Pro take great photos?

The photo quality is often lower at OnePlus than that offered by the competition in the high-end segment: the Samsung Galaxy S, the Xiaomi Ultra, the Google Pixel, the iPhone… And it is undoubtedly in this respect that the OnePlus 11 Pro will bring the most changes, proving that the brand is aware of this weakness and that it is trying to remedy it. Already, the partnership with the optical expert Hasselblad is renewed.

OnePlus 11 Pro
Credit: OnLeaks

Then, OnePlus changes all the sensors on this new model. The main module goes from 48 MP and an aperture of f/1.8 on the OnePlus 10 Pro to a 50 MP sensor and f/1.6 for the OnePlus 11 Pro. This would be 1/1.3″ in size and would benefit from technologies such as optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus. The ultra wide-angle (48 MP, f / 2.2, 1 / 2.0 ″) would offer an enlargement of the field of vision to 114˚, which is in the average of the genre. But remember that the OnePlus 10 Pro stood out with its 150° angle. For the telephoto lens, the manufacturer’s ambitions also seem to be on the decline, with the integration of an optical zoom of up to 2x, compared to up to 3x on the previous generation. The definition, on the other hand, rises to 32 MP on this lens, against 8 MP previously.

It shows that OnePlus is trying to streamline its photography offer by improving the main sensor, the most important, and being more reasonable on the other sensors. In order not to create disappointment on the ultra wide-angle and the telephoto lens, which on paper seem not very daring, we hope that the brand compensates with a better mastery of its equipment. With the right optimizations on reliable sensors, the photo experience can become excellent despite theoretically limited technical specifications.

Hasselblad Color Calibration technology should make a comeback for accurate and faithful colorimetry. On the video side, we are waiting for the support of the 4K up to 120 frames per second and 8K up to 24 frames per second minimum. Note that the front camera would be 16 MP, twice less than the 32 MP selfie sensor of the OnePlus 10 Pro.

Which version of Android and OxygenOS for the OnePlus 11 Pro?

The OnePlus 11 Pro will launch in OxygenOS 13, the manufacturer’s software overlay based on Android 13. OnePlus takes care of the software monitoring of its premium smartphones, and the OnePlus 10 Pro was also one of the first mobiles on the market to receive a stable update to the latest version of ‘Android. The brand promises at least three years of major Android updates and four years of security updates on its main series devices. Despite a common base with OPPO’s ColorOS interface, which absorbed OnePlus, OxygenOS still retains its own peculiarities, features and aesthetics.

OxyenOS 13
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OxygenOS 13 brings a new design to the UI, dubbed Aquatic Aquamorphic. In addition to making animations more natural and fluid, it offers a “simpler and cleaner interface” for a more soothing experience. Also with this in mind, OnePlus has evolved its Zen Mode, which allows you to take a break or focus on a conversation or activity in progress, with “five quiet themes”.

The launcher gets smarter and more intuitive, with dynamic folder adjustment for better organization and improved management of apps, widgets, and update notifications. A versatile side toolbar provides access to useful functions without leaving an app, while the Always-On Display becomes compatible with the display of dynamic and personalized information by artificial intelligence.

With regard to performance, this version includes HyperBoost GPA 4.0a new feature that boosts in-game frames per second (FPS) and balances your phone’s power output and power consumption through multiple performance modes.

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