Big phone month

A large bouquet of new phones will be launched in India in February. Here is a look.


By Techno Crat

OnePlus announced  that the OnePlus 11R 5G will launch in India on February 7. The Shenzhen company is scheduled to host the Cloud 11 launch event on that date. During the event, the 2023 flagship OnePlus 11 5G and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 TWS earphones will also be unveiled.

OnePlus has already launched the OnePlus 11 5G in China. However, the specifications of the OnePlus 11R 5G are still under wraps. This smartphone is believed to be a less powerful version of the OnePlus 11 5G.

OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 11R 5G will launch in India on February 7 during the Cloud 11 event. So far, the OnePlus 11 5G, OnePlus Buds Pro 2, OnePlus Keyboard, and the OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro are expected to be announced at the event. The company has also teased the arrival of even more products. However, the pricing and other details regarding the OnePlus 11R 5G have not been revealed.

This is a big surprise for OnePlus fans considering the company rarely launches two important devices at once. A lot has already been leaked about the OnePlus 11R, so we know the possible specifications of the phone. Just recently, the price of the OnePlus 11R was also tipped, which also indicated that the launch event is not too far away.

It has been said that the OnePlus 11R will be priced between Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000. This price could be for the 128GB storage model and 8GB RAM. This time around, OnePlus is also said to announce a 16GB RAM + 512GB storage model, which could be priced between Rs 40,000 to Rs 45,000, as per the tipster.

The OnePlus 11 will bring a fresh design and look quite different than the OnePlus 10 Pro and the 10T. The upcoming OnePlus phone will feature a circular camera module with triple sensors and LED flash sitting on it. The front design hasn’t been revealed but the phone will likely pack a curved display and hole punch design for the selfie camera. What is even more interesting is that, with the OnePlus 11 the company is bringing the alert slider back, which was absent in some of the latest OnePlus phones.


In terms of optics, we might see a triple rear camera setup, as per reports. It could include a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, one will see a 16-megapixel camera. Under the hood, we could see the typical 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast charging tech. The company will likely bundle a charger in the retail box.

OnePlus 11R 5G specifications 

The OnePlus 11R 5G is expected to sport a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which will likely be paired with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. In terms of OS, the device will run the latest Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 out of the box.

As far as cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 11R 5G is tipped to offer a 50MP + 12MP + 2MP triple rear camera setup and a 16MP selfie snapper. Lastly, the device will reportedly feature a 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.

The OnePlus 11R will be a successor to the OnePlus 10R smartphone which made its debut last year. It is said to come with a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel which will likely refresh at 120Hz to offer a smoother scrolling experience. Since this is not a flagship phone and is a mid-range premium 5G phone from OnePlus, it is said to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

Fuelling the OnePlus 9RT from within is a 4500mAh battery unit with 65W Warp Charge 65 fast-charging support. It features a USB Type-C charging port, a dual stereo speaker system, and an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. While it comes with standard connectivity aspects such as it lacks the 3.5mm audio jack, so users need dual-SIM, 5G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, and Dual-band GPS. However, it misses out on a 3.5 mm headphone shot.


Key Specs

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
Rear Camera50 MP + 12 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.7 inches (17.02 cm)


Launch Date                 February 7, 2023  
Operating SystemAndroid v13
Custom UIOxygen OS


ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
CPUOcta core (3.2 GHz, Single core, Cortex X2 + 2.75 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A710 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication4 nm
GraphicsAdreno 730


Display TypeFluid AMOLED
Screen Size6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Resolution1240 x 2772 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density453 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate120 Hz


Camera SetupTriple
Resolution50 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(23 mm focal length)12 MP f/2.4, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution8150 x 6150 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.4, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps


Capacity5000 mAh
Quick ChargingYes, Fast, 100W
USB Type-CYes


Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging


Audio JackUSB Type-C


Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint Sensor TypeOptical
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope