Future high-end smartphone from OnePlus, the 11 (Pro) is already causing a lot of ink to flow. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it would be one of the first to take advantage of UFS 4.0 memory.
Expected in early 2023, the OnePlus 11 (Pro) will be one of the smartphones to follow in the first half. The next flagship of OnePlus is already talking about him and some technical characteristics have already leaked. The brand, now very close to Oppo, has also confirmed that it intends to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in its flagship. An unsurprising presence for a device that could well be one of the most powerful of the year.
The prolific leaker Digital Chat Station, indicates on Weibo that the OnePlus 11 will be one of the first smartphones to ship the UFS 4.0 memory. An element that buyers do not always look at first, but which nevertheless has a direct impact on general performance. Indeed, this standard will take over from UFS 3.1 that we find in most high-end devices of the moment. The new standard, presented by Samsung last May, promises much faster transfers and better energy efficiency.
UFS 4.0 offers speeds up to 23.2 Gb/s per channel, i.e. double the UFS 3.1 which “tops out” at 11.6 Gb/s. Another interesting point, Universal Flash Storage 4.0 is also more energy efficient, with an increased efficiency of 46%. Interesting improvements for 5G smartphones, if Samsung is to be believed. In particular, we can hope for the best in terms of autonomy.
This support for version 4.0 is made possible by the presence of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Qualcomm’s new SoC will also be one of the strengths of the future OnePlus 11. The manufacturer would add 16 GB of RAM to confirm its phone’s high-end orientation.
Curved screen and ceramic shell
In addition to shining with its performance, the OnePlus 11 would have a curved screen with AMOLED technology. The manufacturer would also bet on the finishes by offering a ceramic finish on his device. An increasingly trendy noble material in the mobile universe, already used by Oppo or even by OnePlus. We remember the OnePlus X Ceramic and more recently the OnePlus 10 Pro “Panda White” in China.
It will probably take wait until spring 2023 before officially discovering this smartphone. Note that a doubt remains about the real name of this future top-of-the-range model. OnePlus could abandon the “Pro” designation for its OnePlus 11.