The OnePlus 11 is one of the flagship smartphones we expect to launch throughout 2023, and we’ve got some new information on what the handset might bring when it sees the light of day.
According to the well-known informant digital chat station (opens in new tab) (through pocket lint (opens in new tab)), the OnePlus 11 will have a metal frame with a ceramic body, while the RAM will be boosted to 16GB. The OnePlus 10 Pro reached 12GB of RAM.
Apparently, there’s also another update on the way: according to the same source, the OnePlus 11 will be one of the first phones to get UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 4.0 for its internal storage, offering twice the data speed of current UFS technology. 3.1. 🇧🇷
Claim and Counterclaim
These would certainly be interesting and eye-catching upgrades for the next-gen OnePlus flagship, although we’ve already seen ceramics on the OnePlus X – and a number of models from Oppo, the phone maker that has now merged with OnePlus.
As usual with these types of rumours, treat them with caution, even when the source is credible (after all, plans can change and insider information can be wrong). Another tipster who tends to get predictions right, technology journalist max jambor (opens in new tab)says the OnePlus 11 won’t actually appear with a ceramic body.
Jambor agrees with the UFS 4.0 rumour, so it seems OnePlus wants to include as much cutting-edge technology as possible in its next high-end product. The phone is expected to launch in the first few months of 2023.
Review: OnePlus in 2023
OnePlus hasn’t exactly been consistent in its phone launches over the last few years, what with the global pandemic and the Oppo merger and everything else going on – and that means we’re not so sure about what’s to come in 2023.
Throughout 2022 we’ve had the OnePlus 10 Pro, the OnePlus 10T, the OnePlus Nord 2T and the OnePlus Nord CE 2. As you can see from this list, the emphasis is on mid-range phones, with only the OnePlus 10 Pro counting as a real flagship.
There never was a standard OnePlus 10, for reasons that aren’t as clear. Perhaps OnePlus felt the Pro moniker carried too much weight, or perhaps it felt its phone’s launch calendar was already too crowded for this year.
In 2023, the situation could be reversed: we will have a OnePlus 11, but not a OnePlus 11 Pro next year, according to our friend Max Jambor again, although the ‘standard’ phone apparently has the ‘professional’ components installed inside it.