OnePlus 11 involves the US with killer $699 price ticket

After the OnePlus 11’s debut in China final month, the telephone is lastly making it to US shores. Preorders open at this time, and it ships on February 16. The telephone’s US worth is $100 decrease than final 12 months’s launch, which can assist it out within the at the moment horrible smartphone financial system. The OnePlus 11 begins at $699, or $100 lower than the bottom mannequin Galaxy S23 that was introduced simply final week and $200 lower than the OnePlus 10.

OnePlus is wiping the ground with Samsung on pricing this 12 months. Apart from its lower cost, the OnePlus 11 is a higher-tier machine than the bottom mannequin Galaxy S23, with higher specs and extra options. In comparison with the S23, the OnePlus 11 has a approach greater display screen (6.7-inches versus 6.1 inches), a a lot greater battery (5000 mAh versus 3900 mAh), Wi-Fi 7 assist (which Samsung does not provide at any worth), and dramatically sooner charging (80 W versus 25 W). Samsung’s equally specced Galaxy S23 Extremely prices $1,200 and nonetheless wouldn’t cleanly win a spec sheet battle towards OnePlus’ $700 machine.

OnePlus did make some cuts to get the worth down. The machine is simply rated “IP64” for mud and water resistance. That is the same old quantity of mud resistance, however whereas one thing like IP68 can be good for whole submersion in water, IP64 is simply good for “splashes of water,” and it could definitely be good to have higher water resistance.

The opposite minimize is wi-fi charging—there’s none. OnePlus hopes you will not thoughts, given its industry-leading wired quick-charging system, which on this telephone within the US is 80 W. The corporate manages 100 W internationally, however 80 W will nonetheless cost the telephone in round half an hour.

Different specs embody a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 50 MP primary digicam. There’s additionally an $800 model with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of a lot sooner UFS 4.0 storage. It will get OnePlus’ new flagship replace plan of 4 years of main OS updates, however you will solely get safety updates each different month.

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