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Okay, guys, today is OnePlus' big day - the global release of the OnePlus 11. The phone was announced earlier in China and now, it got its official global announcement in an event that you can rewatch online (video embedded above).
Here, we covered the event live, and shared all the details about what happened here. We saw the OnePlus 11, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, also, OnePlus' first tablet - the OnePlus Pad.
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Curious about the size of the OnePlus 11 and how it compares to the others?
We discuss what's in the box of the OnePlus 11 - basically, what you get when you purchase this phone. Check out our dedicated OnePlus 11: what's in the box article where we tell you everything you need to know on the topic.
Is the OnePlus 11 waterpoof? We check its IP rating
Of course water-resistance is a very important aspect of a phone's durability. If you want to know more about the OnePlus 11's IP rating, check out our Is the OnePlus 11 waterpoof article where we explain it all.
Want to know more about the OnePlus Pad?
The OnePlus Pad is now official. Take a look at our story about it and see for yourself what do you think about it, and whether or not you would want to pre-order it when pre-orders open in April.
OnePlus 11 camera: everything you need to know
What about the OnePlus 11 camera? If you're curious about its feature, specs, or anything else camera-related, check out our OnePlus 11 camera article where we dive deep into details about the phone's new camera system.
OnePlus 11 battery life: details
OnePlus has promised some improvements with the OnePlus 11 battery. Check out our OnePlus 11 battery article for details, and to see the results of our extensive battery tests when we get the phone for a review.
The OnePlus 11 comes in two beautiful colors
Curious about the colors the new phone is available in? Wondering which one to get? Don't hesitate to check out our OnePlus 11 colors article where we take a deep dive into the color options to help you make your decision.
How does the OnePlus 11 fare against the competition?
The event is now over, buyers in India will get some exclusive products
For users from the U.S. and Europe, the event is now over. OnePlus fans in India will be getting some exclusive products to be announced in a few minutes for the people that are at the event itself, from what it seems.
Prices! The important part, prices in the U.S.
Pre-orders start today, and the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will be available in stores on February 16 in the U.S. For the OnePlus Pad, pre-orders start in April, and more information will come later about the company's first tablet.
OnePlus introduces a new keyboard as well, designed with the OnePlus community
We are also getting a new keyboard, which will be available for purchase in April. OnePlus didn't give an exact date for its release.
Smart ANC on the Buds Pro 2, battery life
We also get improvements for the ANC on the Buds Pro 2. It can now get personalized to your ear canal as well.
On top of that, OnePlus has improved the battery life on the new earbuds.
We also get to enjoy a comfortable design with 3 tips to choose from.
Hans Zimmer has collaborated with OnePlus on the Buds Pro 2
OnePlus shows us a special video by the world renown composer Hans Zimmer. Awesome, if you ask us!
OnePlus Buds Pro 2
The new earbuds get the design from the original OnePlus Buds Pro. You can choose from three colors: Arbor Green, Obsidian Black (a classic color option), and Misty White.
OnePlus promises great sound, and apparently they've had almost 200 prototypes before they reach the best sound resolution. OnePlus Melody Boost Dual Driver System co-created with Dynaudio ensures you get impressive base depth and crisp vocals.
You can also use OnePlus Audio ID for personalized sound: the software also analyzes your ear canal shape now, to fine-tune your audio experience. Spatial Audio is also coming to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, with head-tracking in real time.
OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Pad connectivity,OnePlus Pad multitasking, unprecedented Standby time
OnePlus promises seamless connection with your OnePlus device. You get shared notifications, copy and paste between devices, and more. OnePlus promises the tablet will leave lag a thing in the past. The device comes with up to 12GB of RAM for smooth multitasking: up to 24 apps open and working in the background.
OnePlus also talks about the OnePlus Stylo and the OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard, promising smooth typing and drawing. And, on top of that, the OnePlus Pad can last up to 1-month in Standby mode - yes, that's what OnePlus seems to be saying here. And, on top of that, you get the 67W SUPERVOOC charging which will ensure you get a fast boost of battery life into your tablet when you need it.
OnePlus Pad: build for efficiency and convenience
OnePlus' first tablet is now getting announced, designed for efficiency and convenience. Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are coming to this tablet as well, and so is 5G support. Another great feature is the 67W SUPERVOOC charging. The tablet will support a OnePlus Stylo and a OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard. The screen ration is 7:5 that OnePlus calls ReadFit - designed to be great for reading. The OnePlus Pad sports an 11.6-inch screen with 7:5 ratio. 144Hz refresh rate will be on the Pad to make visual content appear better. 5000nits of brightness is also present on the OnePlus Pad's display. It sports a metal unibody design for a comfortable grip.
The OnePlus Pad weighs only 552 grams, so it's portable as well. It comes in a Halo Green color, and shares the same hue as the flagship OnePlus 11.
OnePlus 11 Concept at MWC Barcelona 2023
The concept will be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2023. We'll have to wait and see what this will bring to the table.
OnePlus 11 specs and features at a glance
The OnePlus 11 is a very promising device, with all the bells and whistles one might expect from a flagship device. Check out the specs and features of the new phone in the image below.
OnePlus 11 viewing experience, Dobly Vision and Dolby Atmos
LTPO 3.0 refresh rate for extreme power efficiency: it will analyze content frame by frame, and the display will switch between 1Hz to 120Hz. You will also get upgraded audio thanks to Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. All in all, the complete visual and audio experience is coming to OnePlus 11. And, the phone also supports Dolby head-tracking with compatible earbuds, and the audio will calibrate to keep you in the center of the sound.
OnePlus 11 captures more than color and light, Hasselblad portrait mode
We will now be getting DSLR-grade depth tracking and bokeh. The OnePlus 11 simulates the look of a DSLR camera on a portrait shots. You know taking portrait shots with hair is difficult for a phone right? Well, OnePlus aims to get rid of this problem with the new portrait mode.
Now, onto the OnePlus 11 camera, color identification sensor
Upgrades are coming to the OnePlus 11 camera. All three cameras are now assisted by a color and light identifier, thus ensuring better color accuracy. We get wider detection of the color detection, which should reduce over-saturation for more realistic scenes. The third-gen Hasselblad camera also comes with TurboRAW HDR for beautiful highlights and shadows.
Cooling the display? Ultra-fast charging? Nothing ordinary about the OnePlus 11, is there? The device features a next-gen vapor chamber cooling that ensures your display also remains cooler under loads. And, the OnePlus 11 will feature Wi-Fi 7 for extreme data speeds for years to come! And, we get 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security updates.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, OxygenOS 13, RAM Vita AI
The numbers are outstanding on the new and most powerful Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. RAM Vita is also introduced, an AI tech that compresses background apps that are stored in memory. Also, the tech ensures smoother multitasking and acceleration. RAM selection and re-alocation is also controlled by this algorithm. OnePlus promises 50% less lag. OnePlus says up to 44 apps can be opened simultaneously on the OnePlus 11.
Now, onto the products! We're starting with the OnePlus 11, with a focus on Power
OnePlus is starting with Power - clearly one of the main focuses of the event, and we're now seeing the OnePlus 11! The shape of power, as OnePlus says. The OnePlus 11 brings the company's boldest design yet, elegant. Designed to stand out on every level, OnePlus sayd - curvature, light flowing across the service. Surgical-grade stainless steel to ensure longevity is making sure it will be durable.
The OnePlus 11 will come in two colors, featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
OnePlus collaboration with Google
We get features like Fast Pair, Wi-Fi password sharing, and other innovations thanks to the collaboration between Google and OnePlus. It's all about collaboration nowadays, it seems! And there's nothing bad about it - after all, collaboration is key so we, the users, get the best features.
This is just the start of OnePlus ecosystem
The OnePlus Pad gets a brief mention, and we're assured we'll see it in a few minutes. Meanwhile, OnePlus focuses on building an ecosystem and states now is just the beginning. The company also gives thanks to its global partners, including Google, Snapdragon, Hassleblad, Amazon, Dolby and others. On the stage, we see a representative of Android.
Pushing the boundaries of performance
Nakra underlines that OnePlus is pushing towards great performance and innovation. OnePlus is committed to creating industry leading smartphones, and all with support for 5G. OnePlus aims at making an even faster experience for the ecosystem the company's building. We'll probably be hearing about the OnePlus 11 soon enough, but for now, the focus is on technology and innovation in general.
The Shape of Power: a performance to make your heart race
OnePlus is ready to raise the level and is shooting for the clouds! We're seeing the crowds now in the live event, and we are welcoming Navnit Nakra, the CEO of OnePlus India to the the stage! The hype is real!
The event is on! OnePlus 11's Hasselblad branding shows up
The event is now on with some nice music, showcasing the new devices we're going to see pretty soon. The teaser shows clouds in line with the theme of today's event, and builds more hype before we get to see the presenters explain everything about the new gadgets!
The OnePlus 11 event is about to start: about 5 minutes left
Are you hyped? We sure are! The event is now almost here - we remind you that you can tune in to watch it in the video embedded at the beginning of this article.
We're finally going to see the global OnePlus 11 launch, and not long after that we'll get to test the phone ourselves and tell you whether or not it will be defending its 'flagship killer' title from the past. OnePlus seems to have some cool other devices in store as well - a set of earbuds and even a tablet. Can't wait!
OnePlus 11: well, what about the price? A recent leak details Indian prices
If you've been following the mobile tech industry closely in recent months, you might have noticed something: in some markets, big tech companies are raising their prices. Yep, we're talking about the iPhone 14 prices in Europe, as well as Samsung Galaxy S23's recent price hikes (again in Europe).
Based on estimations (and comparing the old price of the OnePlus 10 Pro in Indian rupees), this could mean the OnePlus 11 will cost around $700 in the U.S (we're talking about the base storage model with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM).
The price above is not directly converted because there are many exchange fees and other taxes that should apply. We'll know the exact price soon enough!
The OnePlus 11 will get 4 years of software updates
Hooray for the longevity of a new smartphone! Pete Lau now promises 4 years of software updates for the OnePlus 11, and 5 years of security updates - this is the company's first flagship to be supported for so long. And yes, this pretty much means the OnePlus 11 will indeed remain fast and secure for years to come!
Updates to smartphones are very important and most of the mobile tech industry leaders are now moving towards the path of offering longer software support to their devices. Awesome, if you ask us!
We're adding another dimension to Fast and Smooth. The #OnePlus11 is our first flagship supporting 4 years of Android versions and 5 years of security updates.
The listing confirms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor that will power the device, the 80W charging for the 5,000mAh battery, and the generous 16GB of RAM (other RAM and storage variants will also be possible).
OnePlus 11 battery: what to expect
As you already know, the OnePlus 11 has already been announced and released in China. This is standard practice for Chinese companies and sadly not all Chinese phones ever make it out of China... but the OnePlus 11 will! And in less than an hour we'll know when exactly!
The OnePlus 11 sports a generous 5,000mAh battery, and it will come with the notable fast charging OnePlus is famous with. It is yet unconfirmed if the global version will sport the 100W fast charging that the Chinese version does. Leaks have unveiled that U.S. users will be getting 80W charging speeds, while rumor has it that the rest of the world will be enjoying 100W charging speeds. We'll know for sure soon, so stay tuned!
Less than an hour before the event, OnePlus 11 global announcement
We're now hyped as the official unveiling of the OnePlus 11 approaches. Will OnePlus be able to challenge the newly-released Galaxy S23 series, will it be able to reclaim its title of "Flagship killer"?
OnePlus 11 comes with a more refined look and an instantly-recognizable round camera system with a bunch of improvements under the hood. The Chinese version of the phone is already out, so we know, more or less, what to expect from the global version.
We also expect insane fast charging speeds (although rumor has it the U.S. version may get 80W charging instead of 100W), and a new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. And yes, the Alert Slider is also going to be a part of the package. The event will start in about an hour! Stay tuned!
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