As the phone maker gears up to celebrate its ninth anniversary, we may expect a launch date for its next flagship, the OnePlus 11. The upcoming OnePlus 11 will launch as the successor to the OnePlus 10 series, which was well received in India, with a meeting scheduled in its hometown of China.
The phone maker will celebrate its ninth anniversary on December 17 and could also launch the much-talked-about OnePlus 11 at the event, said source Mukul Sharma.
“OnePlus 9th anniversary conference will be held on December 17th. OnePlus 11 may be announced. #OnePlus #OnePlus11,” a hint posted on Twitter.
What do we know about the upcoming OnePlus 11 series so far?
According to leaks and rumors, the OnePlus 11R is likely to debut around the same time as the OnePlus 11. The OnePlus 11R will likely launch with a curved screen, potentially ditching the company’s iconic alert slider that was absent from the OnePlus 10T 5G (Read our review here). The iconic alert slider that lets you easily toggle between ringer and silent modes is exclusive to Apple iPhones and OnePlus. However, OnePlus also ditched the alert slider on his OnePlus 10T 5G, leaving some fans upset. Earlier in August, the phone maker said it was planning to bring back the alert slider on future smartphones, and the OnePlus 11R could be that device.
The flagship OnePlus 11, meanwhile, could come with a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, punch-hole cutouts to house the selfie camera, and HDR10+ support.
The top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor can come with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage in combination with an Adreno GPU, which is not expandable. Earlier, tipsters said that the OnePlus 11 and Oppo Find N2 would share camera specs and come with Hasselblad camera optimizations that the OnePlus 10T missed. The tipper also says the Oppo Find N2 will support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), but he’s not clear if the OnePlus 11 will have OIS as well.
Other expected specs for the OnePlus 11 include an in-display fingerprint sensor and Dolby Atmos, 5G support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The OnePlus 11 will take on flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, which is expected to be announced in the first half of 2023.
If you remember, the last OnePlus phone launched was the OnePlus 10T, which was announced globally, including in India. The OnePlus 10T is the latest device in the OnePlus 10 series of flagship smartphones and is said to be his most powerful OnePlus smartphone to date. The OnePlus 10T 5G is powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and is the first OnePlus device to feature his 16GB of RAM.