After being released in China last month, the OnePlus 11 is finally coming to the US. It can be ordered now, and it will ship on February 16. The US price of the phone is $100 less than when it came out last year, which could help it in the lousy smartphone market. The starting price of the OnePlus 11 is $699, which is $100 less than the base model of the Galaxy S23, which was just released last week, and $200 less than the price of the OnePlus 10.
In terms of price, OnePlus is killing Samsung this year. The OnePlus 11 is a better phone than the base model Galaxy S23, even though it costs less. It has better specs and more features. Compared to the S23, the OnePlus 11 has a much bigger screen (6.7 inches vs. 6.1 inches), a much bigger battery (5000 mAh vs. 3900 mAh), Wi-Fi 7 support (which Samsung doesn’t offer at any price), and much faster charging (80 W versus 25 W). Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra has similar specs and costs $1,200, but it still wouldn’t beat OnePlus’ $700 phone in a battle of specs.
To get the price down, OnePlus did make some cuts. Only “IP64” means that the device is resistant to dust and water. That’s the usual amount of dust resistance. However, while IP68 would be suitable for total submersion in water, IP64 is only suitable for “splatters of water,” and it would be nice to have better water resistance.
The other cut is that there is no wireless charging. OnePlus hopes you will be okay with it since its wired quick-charging system is the best in the business and is 80 W on this phone in the US. Internationally, the company can handle 100 W, but 80 W is still enough to charge the phone in about 30 minutes.
Other features are a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 50 MP primary camera. There is also an $800 version with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of much faster UFS 4.0 storage. It will get the new flagship update plan from OnePlus, which includes four years of major OS updates, but security updates will only come every other month.
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