The OnePlus 11 will not only bring change to the way the Oppo brand names its flagships, with rumours claiming it will drop the “Pro” from its name, but also to their construction. The new model will benefit from a different design for the camera module on the back, as well as new materials that are considered to be of higher quality. The hardware configurations will also be better equipped than before, suggesting an increase in price.
OnePlus 11 could adopt improved hardware and stronger construction
The new information comes from China’s famed Digital Chat Station leaker, who says the new OnePlus 11 will bring the ceramic cover back on the brand’s smartphones. The first model to use a ceramic cover was the OnePlus X, the company’s only “mini” model, which didn’t enjoy the desired success at launch. A ceramic cover could also suggest an increase in device weight, however.
As expected, the OnePlus 11 will come with a flagship configuration. DCS has again confirmed that this model will adopt the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, with up to 16GB of RAM and storage on UFS 4.0, the newest and fastest flash memory standard for phones. It should be even more energy efficient.
A 2K (or QHD+) display at 120 Hz LTPO could be integrated on this model again. Interestingly though, the front camera hole would be positioned in the top-left corner, not the center. The Hasselblad-branded cameras will use 50-megapixel (wide), 48-megapixel (ultra-wide) and 32-megapixel (2x optical zoom) sensors.
The OnePlus 11 could launch early next year in China, with a western launch likely by spring.