OnePlus appears to be preparing a change of strategy for 2023. While for the past few years, since the launch of the OnePlus 7 models, the Oppo brand has been releasing two flagships each, a “standard” model and a better-equipped “Pro” model, next year it looks like we’ll only get one model. Presumably the OnePlus 11 series will develop like this over time, but for now, the base variant will offer similar specs to what the Pro offered in previous years.
OnePlus 11 will offer top-end hardware despite dropping the “Pro” finish
Max Jambor and Twitter’s OnLeaks, both reputable “leakers” in the online space, have confirmed that the OnePlus 11 will launch without the “Pro” designation. The phone, however, is the very one in the images leaked on the internet over the past few weeks. It seems that OnePlus is preparing a new design change to the camera, where the module will be more rounded than in the past, with the lenses being framed in a circle.
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– Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) October 17, 2022
It looks like there’s already a preliminary list of hardware specs for the OnePlus 11. It will once again feature a curved display at the edges with QHD+ resolution, most likely at 120Hz with LTPO panel, as we’ve seen in the past. The configuration will be complemented by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, in configurations with 8, 12 or 16 GB RAM and 128 or 256 GB internal storage. For the first time though, a OnePlus flagship will feature a 5,000 mAh battery with 100W charging. Previously, only the company’s lower-end models offered charging this fast. The cameras, three in number, will all be equipped with 50-megapixel sensors.
Most likely, the OnePlus 11 will be announced and released around early 2023. This year, the OnePlus 10 Pro debuted at CES in January, but remained exclusive to the Chinese market for a few months. It wasn’t until spring that it arrived in Europe.