Ayush Das

OnePlus in its recent event “Cloud 11” launched the all new OnePlus 11 series. The series consists of 2 smartphones i.e OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R. Along with the 11 line-up the company launched its first ever tablet, a bigger TV and an earbud.

Last year’s OnePlus 10 Pro met with major criticism due to dull design, average cameras, color OS issues which is completely opposite to the things for which OnePlus is known. Can the new device drive away the woes from last year? Let’s find out!

  1. DESIGN: The new OnePlus 11 has a refined design. The front side hasn’t changed much with the camera on the left side, curved edges with thinner bezels. On the rear side, instead of a square design there’s a new circular plateau design for camera. The alert slider is BACK! The one major complain from last year was the lack of the signature alert slider. This didn’t go well with the customers and as a result it has been re-introduced. It is IP64 rated which was absent in last year’s 10 Pro. It lacks wireless charging though.

  2. DISPLAY: The new device sports 6.7 inches long 2K Super Fluid AMOLED which incorporates the new advanced LTPO tech. It has a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz. It has better display in terms of colors when compared to its predecessor. The screen has peak brightness of 1300 nits. It also supports HDR10+.

  3. PERFORMANCE: It is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It handles graphics intensive games with ease. The new Snapdragon processor is said to in the league of Apple’s A16 bionic chip. This is a major upgrade when compared with its predecessor’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

  4. CAMERAS: It has a triple camera set-up in the rear with the main shooter being 50MP, a 48MP ultrawide and a 32MP telephoto lens. The optical zooms maxes at 2x. It’s a downgrade from 10 Pro’s 3.3x zoom. It has a front camera of 16MP. Early reviews say that the cameras have improved. The front shooter has a 16MP sensor which is again a downgrade from previous years 32MP.

The OnePlus 11 runs on the latest version of android 13 with four years of platform updates and five years of security patches. It supports 100W SUPERVOOC charging with a battery capacity of 5000 mAh.

The best thing is we get chargers in the box. Unlike many of its competitors it lacks wireless charging.

Anyone following tech over the years is certainly aware about the OnePlus’s stagnant growth as it slipped from a flagship killer status to an overpriced flagship. Is OnePlus 11 the best comeback they could offer? Well, time will say. 

The OnePlus 11’s base variant i.e 8/128 GB of storage will cost Rs56,999. While the higher storage variant is priced at Rs 61,999.

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