OnePlus 11 Pro’s Whispers is just getting started, and we’re already looking forward to it as one of the first big smartphones of 2023.
The OnePlus 10 Proas well OnePlus 10TIt proved to be excellent when we reviewed it earlier this year. But the competition has since evolved, so we’re ready to see what OnePlus will do to upgrade its flagship Pro model. So far, this looks like a new design and a new, more powerful chipset.
Below, we take a look at the OnePlus 11 Pro rumors as they are, plus we make some polite requests for features OnePlus could implement to make the 11 Pro as capable as possible.
OnePlus 11 Pro: Possible release date and price
We will see OnePlus 11 Pro before the end of the year according to digital chat station. Keep in mind that there has been a gap of several months between the Chinese version of OnePlus 10 Pro and the global version. We may see this happen again, which means the OnePlus 11 Pro won’t be available to US or UK customers until later in the spring of 2023.
As for pricing, we should expect a base cost of $899 or so, which was the price of the OnePlus 10 Pro at launch. The OnePlus 10T retails for $649/£629, but it lacks many Pro features in return.
Even at $899, OnePlus will still undermine luxury and premium phones just like Galaxy S22 PlusAnd the Galaxy S22 Ultra And the iPhone 14 Pro. We are still waiting for the next Pixel 7 Pro To match it though, since Pixel 6 Pro Sells for $899.
Unlike 2022, there may be a OnePlus 11 base model, according to one of the leaks Yogesh Brar. However, similar to the way the iPhone 14 changed slightly from the iPhone 13, the standard OnePlus 11 won’t differ much from the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T.
OnePlus 11 Pro: Design and Display
Up front, we imagine the OnePlus 11 Pro will look a lot like the OnePlus 10 Pro with curved screen edges and a punch-hole camera in the left corner. OnePlus 10T had a flat screen with a hole in the middle, which appears to have been a change only for the T series, as new renderings are being made based on leaks from OnLeaksPosted by Smart Brix.
As we can see in the renders, the big change here from the OnePlus 10 Pro and 10T is the camera bump. The square block has now turned into a round shape, with two lines extending from the main circular body to join the side rail. It’s another new design for OnePlus, but at least it looks good.
According to these renders, OnePlus’ brand alert slider should be back for the 11 Pro. While the OnePlus 10T was the first OnePlus flagship without the slider, OnePlus’ statements from the time seemed to suggest that this wouldn’t always be a decision going forward. We’ll probably see other OnePlus phones ditch the slider in the future, but we expect (and hope) it will appear on the 11 Pro.
As for the display, we’ll likely see another 6.7-inch LTPO display with QHD resolution on the 11 Pro, just as OnePlus has used in the past few generations of the flagship phone. That should once again put it in a good position to be one of the most premium screens available on a smartphone, alongside the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
In general, according to the leaker shafts On Weibo, this year’s Pro model will be even more impressive than the OnePlus 10 Pro as it will share a lot with the upcoming Oppo Find X6 Pro Plus. (What a dose.) The Oppo Find X series is the sister series to the flagship numbered OnePlus phones, and it has produced some great hardware, such as Oppo Find X5 Pro. We don’t know what the Pro Plus variant might entail on the Pro model only, but it looks at least intriguing.
OnePlus 11 Pro: Cameras
As a pro model, we imagine OnePlus will bring back the Hasselblad-tuned cameras for the 11 Pro. OnePlus signed up for a few more years of partnering with the Swedish camera maker, and while there was no Hasselblad camera on the OnePlus 10T, that was only because OnePlus apparently didn’t consider this a photography-focused phone. So expect to see the partnership alive and well on the 11 Pro.
In terms of hardware, we’d expect triple rear cameras, with 48MP, 50MP ultrawide and 10MP 3.3x optical telephoto rear cameras, plus a 32MP selfie camera on the front. We can see three lenses on the OnLeaks/SmartPrix render as well, which makes that feeling even more bearable.
As with the OnePlus 10 Pro, we don’t see any sign of a fourth variant rear sensor, which is a good thing because those didn’t impress us much on older OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a photochrome-mode camera that can take pictures with a weird (sometimes X-ray) filter applied, while the 9 Pro offered a monochrome camera dedicated to black and white shots.
OnePlus 11 Pro: Performance
As a flagship phone, the OnePlus 11 Pro will never lack power, no matter which chip it ends up in. And that slide, according to the leaker digital chat station It will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is a follow-up to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8 Plus Gen 1 that we’ve seen on several major Android phones this year. If the phone launches before the end of the year, OnePlus will be able to hold the title of “most powerful” for at least two months without any meaningful competition from other Android phones (although the iPhone 14 Pro will probably outperform it like your previous iPhones).
OnePlus will likely pair this chip with 8GB or 12GB (or even 16GB) RAM and 128GB and 256GB storage options, as it has over the past several generations of its flagship phones.
OnePlus 11 Pro: Battery and Charging
OnePlus always prioritizes charging speed on its phones, and so it seems a given that the 11 Pro will come with an absurdly powerful charging brick in the box. The only question is how powerful?
The OnePlus 10 Pro came with an 80W charger, or a 65W charger in the US, while the OnePlus 10T shipped with a 150W charger. We think the 11 Pro will use the 150W standard again, but it’s possible that OnePlus could run faster if it had a new charger ready. Likewise, it can continue to charge 80W as it will help differentiate the T series from the Pro.
Battery life on the OnePlus 10 Pro was excellent, lasting 11 hours and 52 minutes at 120Hz on Tom’s Guide’s custom battery test. The 10T, with its slightly smaller battery and less advanced screen, managed a 10hr 59min, which is still a decent score but not class-leading. Hopefully the 11 Pro will follow in the 10 Pro’s footsteps, but either way, we should be getting one of the best Android flagships for long battery life.
OnePlus 11 Pro: What we want to see
There are still a lot of holes in the OnePlus 11 Pro rumors as of now. However, there are a few things that we hope OnePlus will change (or at least keep) for the next flagship.
More camera upgrades
OnePlus was very close to being one The best camera phones Last year with the second generation of Hasselblad mobile imaging. We would like for the third time to be the magic of OnePlus, but it will take more than just software improvements to make the 11 Pro truly competitive with great camera phones like the Galaxy S22 series or the Google Pixel 6 series.
One of the biggest drawbacks at the moment is the telephoto camera. Not only is the 3.3x zoom a bit low for the flagship Android phone, its 8MP sensor is much smaller and more grainy than any of the competitors. This camera, and possibly the larger and higher resolution main camera as well, will give us more confidence in our OnePlus 11 Pro photography right away.
Official IP rating
OnePlus has walked away from the official dust/water resistance ratings that most other flagship phones boast. OnePlus phones come with a promise that they’re splash-proof, but that’s not enough for peace of mind.
Longer update schedule
OnePlus 10 Pro gave a guaranteed three years of Android updates, which is an acceptable number. However, with Samsung offering four years for its phones (5 years of security patches), another year or two of support will give additional value for money for an already well-known brand with below-average prices.
The least significant change in OnePlus’ plans will be to introduce a base model alongside the 11 Pro, as happened with OnePlus 9 And the OnePlus 9 Pro In 2021. While the busiest smartphone market is around $1,000, there are great phones out there that could be cheaper than that, like the Google Pixel 6 or Galaxy S22. OnePlus should try to compete here again, and offer users another well-designed flagship alternative.