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OnePlus 11 brings flagship CPU and Hasselblad camera trio

Chinese debut ahead of Global launch in February

OnePlus 11 China launch hot stuff

OnePlus wasted no time being first out the gate with a 2023 flagship phone on its home turf, revealing the OnePlus 11 in early January for China. Now the new OnePlus hero is heading to the rest of the world, having made its global debut at the firm’s Cloud 11 launch event in New Delhi. It arrives with the latest Snapdragon silicon, a bold new design and rear cameras that have been given a Hasselblad helping hand.

A chromed-out camera module made from stainless steel is the major styling change from last year’s OnePlus 10 Pro. It was apparently inspired by black holes, and blends slickly into the phone’s frame. A 50MP main sensor, 48MP ultra-wide and 32MP portrait lens are contained inside it, with a 13-channel, multi-spectrum light sensor and Hasselblad imaging tech to deliver the best possible image quality.

OnePlus has stuck with a 6.7in screen for its latest model, but swapped the panel for a 2K resolution, 120Hz AMOLED with LTPO 3.0 dynamic refresh tech that should help reduce power consumption.

Inside, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor should deliver a 35% boost to CPU-related tasks and a 25% uplift to GPU-related ones compared to the outgoing 8 Gen 1, while also improving power efficiency. Expect up to 16GB of RAM, depending on configuration.

OnePlus hasn’t given a battery life estimate, but a 5000mAh dual-cell setup should be plenty for all-day use. 100W SuperVOOC charging promises rapid wired top-ups, too. Wireless charging doesn’t make the cut, though.

UK customers will be able to get their hands on the OnePlus 11 from the 15th of February. The entry-grade model, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage, will set you back £729 – undercutting premium rivals like the recently-launched Samsung Galaxy S23. A top-tier 16GB/256GB model costs £799, which is still easier on the wallet than Samsung’s latest.