Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 yesterday, and we already know one of the first phones that will use it. Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 11 will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
OnePlus confirmed on Weibo that the OnePlus 11 â€œwill be the firstâ€ to offer the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It remains to be seen if the device will truly be the first smartphone using Qualcommâ€™s new chip, but it will certainly be the first from OnePlus.
There arenâ€™t any other teasers of the device, but one thing that stands out as notable is that the device is simply called the â€œOnePlus 11â€ rather than the â€œOnePlus 11 Pro.â€ This would point to OnePlus perhaps going back on last yearâ€™s choice to launch the OnePlus 10 Pro but never formally launching a â€œOnePlus 10â€ â€“ the closest we got was the OnePlus 10T, which was a starkly different device.
According to a rumor from earlier this year, OnePlus may end up releasing the OnePlus 11 in some capacity by the end of 2022. Thatâ€™s well ahead of schedule â€“ the OnePlus 10 Pro launched in China this past January and arrived globally in March.
Leaks have also shown off the design of a â€œOnePlus 11 Proâ€ with a circular camera module and an otherwise familiar design, as pictured above.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was just announced with a new layout, Armâ€™s new Cortex-X3 cores, Wi-Fi 7 support, AV1 decoding, and other big upgrades as well as a focus on power efficiency. You can learn more about the chip here.
More on OnePlus:
- Stable OxygenOS 13 update begins rolling out for OnePlus 8/8T series
- The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now seeing stable Android 13 become available
- OnePlus Nord N300 brings 33W charging and Android 12 for $228, exclusive to T-Mobile
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