The OnePlus 11 looks like a serious rival to the Samsung Galaxy S23

The battle for the best Android phones in 2023 gets off to a thrilling start with the first of the flagships

OnePlus 11
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It's official: the OnePlus 11 is coming. A new teaser trailer has been released (opens in new tab) on Chinese social media site Weibo, and while it's short on detail it confirms the big Hasselblad camera bump on the back that we saw in leaked renders earlier this year. According to OnePlus's post, this phone will be a "future performance leader".

The phone comes from a rejuvenated OnePlus, which recently merged with Oppo to create an even more powerful phone firm. And the rumoured specifications suggest that if the price is right, it could be a serious rival to the Samsung Galaxy S23.

The OnePlus 11 has a specification to rival Samsung

The OnePlus 11 specification is expected to revolve around a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, backed with 8 to 16GB of RAM and 128GB to 512GB of storage. THere's a 6.7-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display and that triple-camera setup comprises a 50MP wide camera, a 32MP telephoto and a 48MP ultrawide. The cameras have been developed in association with legendary imaging firm Hasselblad, whose Color Calibration has been used here. 

It's 5G, of course, and there's Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi up to Wi-Fi 6e. The battery is expected to be 5,000mAh with up to 100W wired charging and 50W wireless.

That's a seriously impressive spec, and as we've seen from the renders and the official trailer it's a seriously good looking phone too. What we don't know is how much it'll cost; while the OnePlus 11 launch date is likely to be in early 2023, pitting it against the Samsung Galaxy S23, we don't know how much OnePlus intends to charge. If it's priced aggressively, it could be a serious thorn in Samsung's side.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).