Just last week we reported that someone leaked an allegedly official image of the OnePlus next flagship phone online. Yesterday, the company announced the release date of the OnePlus 11 and a new strategic partnership with Oppo, its sister company.
OnePlus will be launching the phone on 7 February 2023, in New Delhi, India and the event will be known as “OnePlus Cloud 11”.
The themed “Cloud 11” represents the upgraded technology and performance delivered by the brand’s latest products, the event focuses on an ensemble of OnePlus flagship products that elevate user experience from “Cloud 9” to “Cloud 11”.
Besides showcasing the phone, OnePlus is also unveiling its latest flagship wireless earbuds, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, which promises to deliver a full-bodied, stereo-quality audio experience with crystal clarity.
The OnePlus 11 is packing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with up to 16 GB of RAM. It has a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED Display and a huge 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast-charging.
On the back, it has a 50 MP main camera, a 48 MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 32 MP 2x telephoto camera. For selfies, there’s a 16MP camera.
Additionally, GSMArena reported that OnePlus have formed a partnership with Oppo and Oppo will invest 10 billion RMB (RM 6.35 billion) over the next three years in OnePlus.
As part of the new “dual-brand” approach, OnePlus will be a pioneer brand to offer flagship smartphones. In order to maintain the highest features and quality at each product’s price point, OnePlus products will have a zero net profit margin.
Going back to its roots, OnePlus phones and accessories will only be sold online in China, and customers will be able to seek repairs through Oppo’s service centres across the nation. Lastly, Oppo online store will now carry OnePlus products as well.
Even before this partnership, Oppo and OnePlus have been working together closely. For example, Oppo’s ColorOS 13 and OnePlus’s OxygenOS 13 are basically the same.
It’s unsure whether this partnership will extend globally or just remain in China. It would be nice if they extend it here because there are numerous Oppo outlets throughout Malaysia, making it easier for people to get their hands on OnePlus products.