OnePlus 11 event: How to watch and what to expect

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The OnePlus 11 is one of the first major smartphone releases of 2023. The device has already officially launched in China and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. This makes it one of the first of a series of handsets that feature the most powerful Android SoC to date.

Naturally, this makes the OnePlus 11 sort of a big deal. Hence, we would understand if you are excited about this particular handset. We share your excitement and have compiled everything you need to know about the launch of the One Plus 11 - when will the announcements take place, what to expect and how to watch - all in one place. So, without further ado, let's get right to it!

OnePlus 11 Launch Event: When it is and how to watch?

It should be noted that OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. As a rule of thumb, they customarily release their devices, firstly, in their domestic market (i.e. China) and only then do they debut them internationally. The delay between the two launches varies greatly between manufacturers, and many smartphones never make it out of China.

Nevertheless, the OnePlus 11 will not be one of those devices. At an event on January 4th, 2023, the smartphone made its Chinese debut and was available for purchase starting from the date of the event. And while the Chinese event is behind us, there is a second one scheduled for February 7th, 2023. The latter will take place in India and is expected to serve as a venue for the announcement of the international launch of the OnePlus 11.

You will be able to follow the OnePlus 11 launch event unfold online in real time via this link, or though our extensive coverage here at PhoneArena. 

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OnePlus 11 Launch Event: What to expect?

OnePlus 11

This should come as a no surprise, but the main highlight of the events is the OnePlus 11, the Chinese tech giant’s newest flagship for 2023. Despite the latter dropping the “Pro” moniker, the smartphone will be a very premium device with some top-notch specs.

The OnePlus 11 comes in at 6.7” and features a revamped design, with a circular camera module. A lot of the marketing surrounding the smartphone has focused on its camera, making it a major selling point. The OnePlus 11 packs a 50MP main shooter, a 48 MP ultra-wide camera and a 32 MP telephoto one.

In addition to the aforementioned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the device boasts up to 16GB of RAM, and is available in three storage configurations. The specced-out version comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the base one - with 8GB and 128GB respectively.

The OLED display is 1440p and has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The OnePlus 11 has a 5000mAh battery and supports 100W fast charging.

The device comes in two colors: green and black. The black version has a sandstone finish, while the green OnePlus 11 is glossy. We still have no idea how much the smartphone will cost in the US, but our estimate (based on the Chinese pricing) is that the OnePlus 11 will start at about $900 at launch.

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and OnePlus Tab

Based on the promotional images released by OnePlus, we expect two additional devices to make their debut alongside the OnePlus 11. This includes, for the first time, a tablet, for which we know relatively little about - the OnePlus Tab. Currently, most insiders expect the latter to be very similar to the existing Oppo Pad. The renders released last month also point to that direction. 

Additionally, we expect the release of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the successor to OnePlus' original high-end earbuds from 2021. This year's model introduces a plethora of upgrades, including Spatial Audio and improved noise cancellation, all at a price point of about $150. 

Other Announcements

Lastly, besides the aforementioned three major hardware launches, there are two other possible announcements to look forward to. The first concerns a rather peculiar device - the OnePlus 11R - which will likely never make it to the US market. We also expect a new version of OxygenOS, the Android-based operating system that OnePlus smartphones run. 

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