What we hope to see from OnePlus 11

What we hope to see from OnePlus 11

We haven’t heard many rumors about the OnePlus 11 so far. Normally we’d create a rumor hub listing every leak and report, but until we’ve heard anything major, we’ve written a wish-list that you can read below. Going by precedent, we’ll likely see the OnePlus 11 family debut in the first few months of the year – maybe staggered by region, like the OnePlus 10 Pro was, but hopefully at one big launch event, like for the company’s previous phones. It’s harder to judge price though, and that’s because there wasn’t a ‘standard’ OnePlus 10, with a premium-but-not-super-premium price.

We’re already interested to see what the OnePlus 11 will offer in 2023, despite the fact that we don’t anticipate it to be released for a long, long time. This will most likely be the first OnePlus phone of the year, however we expect several new Nord phones in the interim. Based on the previous entries in the family, it’ll most certainly be one of the greatest Android phones of the year, though we’ll have to wait and see.

Highlights

  • We’d like to see the OnePlus 11 come with at least two members of the family, and maybe a third too – be it a Lite, Ultra or Pro Plus version. When phone makers launch their devices with lots of pomp and fanfare, it can really drive up excitement for the mobile… but the exact opposite happened for the OnePlus 10 Pro. The device originally launched in January, but that was just for the Chinese market – it was launched for the global market in February at MWC 2022, and then saw yet another unveiling event in April, which actually was followed by a release for certain markets.

  • So we can make a good guess at the OnePlus 11 Pro’s price – it’ll likely cost around $899 / £799 (roughly AU$1,400), which is how much its predecessor set you back. If a non-Pro device launches, it’ll be a little cheaper. After testing the OnePlus 10 Pro and other handsets from the company, and the wider Android world, here are some changes we want the OnePlus 11 to bring. Is the OnePlus 10 Pro really ‘Pro’ if there isn’t a standard version? No, not really, we’d say – but for some reason, OnePlus’ only flagship phone of 2022 had that suffix. Since there’s only one phone in the family, OnePlus can only put out a handset at a certain price tag. This means people wanting a more affordable alternative, or super-premium version, don’t have anything to buy.

That’s very confusing for the average buyer and meant that, by the time it was actually available to buy, the OnePlus 10 Pro was old news. We’d like this whole procedure to be more condensed in 2023 so we’re not waiting months to buy the OnePlus 11. The OnePlus 10 Pro had lovely 80W fast charging, ensuring the device could go from 0% to 100% in the same time it takes you to watch an episode of your favorite sit-com. That is, unless you live in the US. The OnePlus 10 Pro there only powers at 65W, which is still fast, but definitely not 80W fast. We’d like the charging speeds to be equal for the OnePlus 11, so people in the US aren’t getting an inferior phone.