OnePlus 11 arrives in China with a ‘black gap’-inspired digicam bump

The OnePlus 11, the newest flagship smartphone from the Oppo sub-brand, has been introduced for the Chinese language market forward of its world launch subsequent month. Its characteristic set doesn’t trace at any main departures from OnePlus’ earlier flagships, however the firm has opted for a daring new round design for the telephone’s rear digicam bump, which its press launch says is “impressed by black holes.” Alongside it, OnePlus has introduced a brand new pair of true wi-fi earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Professional 2.

For probably the most half, the OnePlus 11’s specs tally with what we’ve come to anticipate from flagship smartphones lately. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s newest high-end processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, comes with as much as 16GB of RAM, and has a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED show. You get three rear cameras, that are as soon as once more Hasselblad-branded.

The OnePlus 11 has a 5,000mAh battery that fees at as much as 100W for the Chinese language model of the gadget. That’s up from a most of 80W with the OnePlus 10 Professional however rather less than the 150W charging provided by the OnePlus 10T. Based mostly on earlier OnePlus releases, US clients are unlikely to get this full 100W charging velocity because of North America’s 110V sockets, however that shouldn’t make an excessive amount of of a distinction to the variety of minutes it takes to cost.

Round again, the telephone has three cameras, a 50-megapixel principal digicam, a 48-megapixel ultrawide, and a 32-megapixel sensor for portrait pictures. There’s no point out of a telephoto lens, however you do get a “13-channel multi-spectral light-colour figuring out sensor,” which OnePlus ambiguously explains permits the telephone to cope with “all pictures situations.” A spokesperson for OnePlus declined to offer any additional info on what this further sensor does. The three rear cameras are contained inside OnePlus’ black gap digicam bump.

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in black and green.

OnePlus Buds Professional 2 in black and inexperienced.
Picture: OnePlus

Alongside its new telephone, OnePlus can also be saying a follow-up to 2021’s OnePlus Buds Professional true wi-fi earbuds referred to as the OnePlus Buds Professional 2. There are a few attention-grabbing variations between the 2 generations. For starters, the Buds Professional 2 use a dual-driver design consisting of 11mm drivers for bass and 6mm drivers for trebles and mids (the unique Buds Professional simply had the 11mm driver). If dealt with nicely, these sorts of dual-driver setups will help sound seem extra clear and detailed.

There’s additionally assist for spatial audio, and the buds are outfitted with six-axis movement sensors to maintain monitor of the listener’s head place (OnePlus declined to reply questions on which units this spatial audio characteristic works with). Not like their predecessors, the Buds Professional 2 characteristic user-selectable EQ settings, permitting you to select between 4 presets to regulate their sound to your liking. It additionally helps lively noise cancellation, in addition to Bluetooth 5.3 LE audio, although there’s no phrase on assist for codecs like AptX Lossless. Battery life is rated at as much as 39 hours.

Though each the telephone and earbuds can be available for purchase in China on January ninth, clients in the remainder of the world may have slightly longer to attend. OnePlus has beforehand introduced that the worldwide launch of the OnePlus 11 can be on February seventh. It’s the same launch technique to what the corporate used for final yr’s OnePlus 10 Professional, which launched in China on January eleventh, 2022, and globally on March thirty first. In China, the OnePlus 11 will begin at ¥3,999 (round $580) for a mannequin with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, rising to ¥4,899 (round $710) for the very best finish model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.