We’re finally seeing details emerge about the next flagship camera phone to replace the OnePlus 10 Pro. Professional tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, shared the specifications of the new OnePlus 11 Pro with the website 91 Mobile (opens in new tab)and have all the details, leading the way with the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform.
Of course, we’d expect the next OnePlus phone to use Qualcomm’s best processor, as high-end chips have always been OnePlus’ mainstay on its best phones. The camera setup also looks poised for significant improvement. We previously heard that the Hasselblad brand will return to the OnePlus family.
Now on the OnePlus 11 Pro we see a massive array of cameras with not only a 48 MP main camera and a 50 MP ultra-wide camera. It also looks like the telephoto could get a significant boost from the current 8MP on the OnePlus 10 Pro to the rumored new 32MP sensor on the OnePlus 11 Pro.
Oddly enough, we’re also hearing that the front-facing selfie camera could take a step back in megapixels. The current OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a 32MP selfie camera, but rumors point to a 16MP sensor on the front of the OnePlus 11 Pro. Of course, megapixels are hardly everything that makes a good photo. An excellent lens with a wide aperture, in addition to a large sensor with huge pixels, would all make a good replacement for a high MP shooter.
Otherwise, the OnePlus 11 Pro seems to be more of the same. The screen will again be 6.7 inches diagonal, like the OnePlus 10 Pro, and work with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The battery will hold 5000 mAh of charge. For OnePlus devotees, the popular Alert Slider feature will remain on the device.
Analysis: OnePlus likes a lot of cameras in its Pro
For OnePlus, the Pro side of the family means superior cameras. While the company’s latest phone, the OnePlus 10T, is at the flagship level, with a superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, the OnePlus 10 Pro retains the best cameras the company has to offer. The OnePlus 10T is cheaper, but compromises the cameras a bit.
OnePlus didn’t bother with Hasselblad branding on the OnePlus 10T, but rumors are sure that the pro camera company will sell its stamp to OnePlus for the next Pro-level phone, and we’re happy to see an upgrade to the camera sensor to maintain this legacy. The 8MP telephoto sensor just wasn’t good enough, so we’re excited to see what new photos the 32MP camera can bring.
We’re also not constrained by the megapixel reduction up front. The best iPhone camera and the best Google Pixel phones have been creating fantastic images with 12MP cameras for years. There’s no reason to believe that moving from a 32MP sensor to a 16MP sensor is guaranteed to reduce image quality. Only time and more spec leaks will tell.