We’re finally seeing details emerge on the next flagship camera phone that will replace the OnePlus 10 Pro. Prolific insider Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks shared a spec sheet for the new OnePlus 11 Pro with the website 91 Cell phones (opens in new tab)and they’ve got all the details, leading the way with the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform.
Of course, we expect the next OnePlus phone to use the biggest Qualcomm processor available, as superlative chips have always been a mainstay of OnePlus in their best phones. The camera setting also appears to be set to a significant boost. We previously heard that the Hasselblad brand would return to the OnePlus family.
Now on the OnePlus 11 Pro we see a huge camera array with not just a 48MP main camera and a 50MP ultra wide camera. It also looks like telephoto can get a significant boost from the current 8MP on the OnePlus 10 Pro to a new 32MP sensor on the OnePlus 11 Pro.
Oddly, we’re also hearing that the front-facing selfie camera can 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 all that makes a good photo. A great lens with a large aperture, plus a large sensor with huge pixels, would make a good replacement for a high MP camera.
Otherwise, the OnePlus 11 Pro appears to be more of the same. The screen will again be 6.7 inches, like the OnePlus 10 Pro, and will run with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The battery will have 5000 mAh of charge. For OnePlus devotees, the popular Alert Slider feature will remain on the device.
Review: OnePlus loves a lot of camera on its Pro
For OnePlus, the Pro side of the family means superior cameras. While the company’s latest phone is the flagship OnePlus 10T, with a higher-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, it’s the OnePlus 10 Pro that retains the best cameras the company has to offer. The OnePlus 10T is cheaper, but it compromises a bit on the cameras.
OnePlus didn’t bother with the Hasselblad branding on the OnePlus 10T, but rumors seem certain that the pro-strength camera company will sell its seal to OnePlus for the next Pro-tier phone, and we’re happy to see an update to the sensors. camera to maintain that legacy. The 8MP telephoto sensor just wasn’t good enough, so we’re excited to see what new shots the 32MP camera can bring.
We weren’t frustrated by the megapixel reduction at the front either. The best iPhone camera and the best Google Pixel phones have been producing fantastic images with 12MP cameras for years. There’s no reason to believe that a switch from 32MP to a 16MP sensor is a guaranteed downgrade in image quality. Only time and more spec leaks will tell.