Like every year, OnePlus launched the new high-end OnePlus 11 smartphone. Equipped with powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the device promises to be one of the most powerful of 2023.
After the rather successful OnePlus 10 Pro last year, OnePlus is back in 2023 with a new high-end OnePlus 11 smartphone. Not expected to be included with the Pro model.
OnePlus 11 is entitled to a new design with a circular photo module on the back. The latter is attached to the edge of the smartphone, like the Galaxy S22. However, the front end benefits from fewer changes. We always find a fist in the upper left corner of the bottle Gorilla Glass Victus to protect the curved screen. The notification slider, which disappeared with the OnePlus 10T, is also back.
The OnePlus 11 is all about performance
For years now, OnePlus’ smartphones have been largely performance-oriented, and this aspect has been reinforced since the recent merger with Oppo. Equipped with OnePlus 11 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the strongest today. This is accompanied by 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM. There’s also 256GB or 512GB of UFS 4.0 flash storage. OnePlus announces that the OnePlus 11 is especially suitable for gaming thanks to a mode that significantly reduces lag in your favorite games. Instead of being an alternative to other high-end smartphones, OnePlus also wants to compete with gaming smartphones.
OnePlus also emphasizes fast charging in its smartphones, and the OnePlus 11 does better than its predecessor in this regard. We have a new right this year 100W wired fast charging that fully charges the 5000mAh battery in just 25 minutes. OnePlus has clearly made sure that the latter will not be too affected by this high charging capacity and promises a life of 4 years before the capacity drops below 80%. Unfortunately, wireless charging isn’t in the game this year, a questionable choice for a high-end smartphone.
OnePlus 11 takes no chances with its display and photos
At the display level, the OnePlus 11 may disappoint those expecting something new. We still find a screen similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro, ie 6.7-inch Samsung AMOLED E4 120 Hz LTPO 3.0 panel. It offers a maximum brightness of just 1300 nits, a far cry from the 1900 nits of the latest Xiaomi 13 Pro. However, this year we have the right to support Dolby Vision technology, which will be very practical if you are a fan of movies and series.
On the photography side, OnePlus changes all the cameras of its smartphone without trying to compete with the best in this field, opting for high-end sensors. The smartphone retains a triple camera setup 50 MP Sony IMX890 main sensor, a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle IMX581 sensor, as well as a 32 MP IMX709 telephoto lens that offers 2X optical zoom. So this is less than OnePlus 10 Pro which offers 3X optical zoom.
Price and availability
For now, the OnePlus 11 is only available in China. We’ll have to wait until February 7 to see the smartphone land in France.
In terms of pricing in China, OnePlus has significantly reduced prices compared to the previous generation. The OnePlus 11 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage starts at just 3,999 yuan (547€).. The OnePlus 10 Pro was more expensive at 4,699 yuan (€643) with just 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Then you need to calculate 4399 yuan (€602) for the version with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and 4899 yuan (€670) for the version with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The price in France will obviously be higher. As a reminder, OnePlus 10 Pro was launched for 919 euros With 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. If the Chinese manufacturer decides to pass on the discount in China to us, the OnePlus 11 should therefore drop below 900 euros.
Summary of prices in China excluding taxes:
- OnePlus 11 (12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage): 3999 yuan (€547)
- OnePlus 11 (16 GB RAM / 256 GB storage): 4399 yuan (602€)
- OnePlus 11 (16 GB RAM / 512 GB storage): 4899 yuan (670€)