OnePlus 11 5G: The Retro OnePlus

Note: This is a guest post written by Jeeva Shanmugam – The recent OnePlus smartphones suck especially the OnePlus 8 the flagship killer turned into the typical Android flagship. In my opinion, last year’s OnePlus 10R was the worst smartphone from OnePlus ever. But with the launch of the OnePlus 11, the company has improved a lot and offered top-tier specs to the smartphone.

Let’s examine the specifications, features, and pricing of the newly launched OnePlus 11 5G which debuted in China last month, and made its premiere yesterday at the Cloud 11 event globally. The most latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, improved Hasselblad cameras, faster charging, and OnePlus’s iconic Alert Slider are all features of this flagship device. Along with this, the phone has several other features that rival the current Android Flagship. Let’s look at that one by one.

If you know more about the OnePlus Pad and OePlus Mechanical keyboard I recommend you to read this article: OnePlus Pad Specifications are ahead of the official launch which priced at $5XXX

OnePlus 11 5G: Specs and Features

Let’s start with the front of the device. The display has been given the HDR 10+ seal of approval and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.  The OxygenOS 13 user interface and Android 13 out of the box are pre-installed on the OnePlus 11 5G. The manufacturer guarantees that the phone will get security updates for five years and four years of Android updates, respectively.

The existence of an alert slider on the phone’s right side is a significant design element worth highlighting. This slider, which makes it quick and simple to switch the phone to quiet or vibration mode, has been present on many OnePlus devices over the years, but it was absent from the OnePlus 10T a year ago.

The smartphone has a 6.7-inch Quad-HD+ (1,440×3,216 pixels) 10-bit LTPO 3.0 AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 525 ppi, a dynamic refresh rate of 0-120Hz, and a touch sampling rate of up to 1,000Hz. It is supported by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with an Adreno 740 GPU, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 or 4.0 ROM.

This smartphone builds on the design of the OnePlus 10 Pro; OnePlus claims that they were inspired by a black hole, and there is now a circular camera bump on the rear that flows into the metal frame and carries the Hasselblad logo. Protection is provided by the Gorilla Glass 5 back cover, which blends the design elements of the OnePlus 7T and 10 Pro. Because the rear of the OnePlus 11 has a matte surface and is less absorbent of fingerprints and smudges, I especially like the “Titan black” hue. The business also provides a glossy color called “Eternal Green.”

This circular camera array includes a 50 MP primary camera with a Sony IMX890 sensor and OIS capabilities. Additionally, a 48MP ultra-wide lens (Sony IMX581) with support for macro photography and a 32MP telephoto lens (Sony IMX709) with up to 20x digital zoom are provided.

The 13-channel accu-spectrum light-color identification sensor that is utilized in conjunction with the cameras gives this third and last-generation Hasselblad camera array a 12% gain in color accuracy and natural colors. You get Hasselblad XPAN Mode, Hasselblad Portrait Mode, extended exposure, up to 8K films (at 24fps), tilt-shift mode, night scene mode, and more in terms of camera capabilities.

There is also a 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast-charging capability. A full charge, according to OnePlus, takes about 25 minutes. The phone has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos compatibility. Last but not least, the phone offers connectivity choices for 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (Dual-band, L1+L5), A-GPS, NFC, and a USB 2.0 Type-C port. The list also includes proximity, geomagnetic, gyro, and ambient light sensors. These are the OnePlus 11’s general features and specs.

Along with the OnePlus 11, the firm also revealed plans to produce a tablet and keyboard with the OnePlus name on it, as well as the worldwide release of its Buds Pro 2 wireless earphones.

OnePlus 11:Pricing and Availability

Eternal Green and Titan Black are the only two color options for the freshly introduced OnePlus 11 5G that can be purchased in the US for $699. The phone is already up for preorder, and on February 14 it will go on sale through the OnePlus website and other online and physical retail partners. Customers may also purchase a 100GB Google One membership with six months of storage via OnePlus. But I personally recommend 2 of the third-party online stores to buy the OnePlus 11 for the best deal.

Best OnePlus 11 Deals


If you choose the gift card bundle option when ordering a 16/256 GB OnePlus 11, Amazon will include a $100 Amazon gift card with your order even though it does not accept trade-ins. If you can’t make out the orange card in the image, you’re holding the wrong one. The higher-storage model is available in Titan Black and Eternal Green, however, the base model 8/128 GB is only available in Titan Black and is not eligible for the gift card offer.

Best Buy

In exchange for purchasing the OnePlus 11, Best Buy is providing a $100 Best Buy eGift card, however, trade-ins are not presently accepted. This is strange given most phones costing more than $500 on Best Buy qualify for trade-ins, but it’s possible that the trade-in option hasn’t been made available yet or isn’t available because the phone isn’t sold via a carrier. Trade-in is frequently necessary for carrier trade-in offers.

In conclusion: the OnePlus 11 is a refined smartphone from OnePlus, especially looking at their recent launches. Meanwhile, I will try to compile articles on the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and OnePlus 11R.

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