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OnePlus 11 and Buds Pro 2 announced in China ahead of global rollout

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The OnePlus 11 smartphone and Buds Pro 2 true wireless headphones were announced in China ahead of a wider release in February.

The OnePlus 11 5G (to give the phone its full name) has an updated design from OnePlus 10 Pro, which was apparently inspired by black holes. It includes a circular “chrome” stainless steel camera module.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which will become a standard flagship component in 2023. OnePlus claims a 35% increase in CPU speed and a 25% increase in GPU performance, and this is backed up by up to 16GB of RAM.

Up front, you get a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It uses LTPO 3.0 technology rather than the newer LTPO 4.0 seen in the iQOO 11.

There’s a 5,000mAh battery to power it, and 100W SUPERVOOC fast charging is also supported.

A triple-camera system is offered here, led by the main Sony IMX890 50MP sensor. This is supported by a Sony IMX581 48MP ultra-wide sensor and a Sony IMX709 32MP telephoto lens, which OnePlus calls a “portrait lens”. There’s also a new 13-channel multispectral light color identification sensor.

Once again, Hasselblad is here to showcase its premium branding and photographic expertise.

OnePlus Buds Pro 2

As for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, they are a continuation of last year’s OnePlus Buds Prowhich we felt was a worthy addition to the true wireless headphone market.

OnePlus’ new flagship headphones provide the addition of spatial sound through the company’s own algorithm. Buds Pro 2 can track your head movements with a high-precision six-axis IMU sensor, keeping you in the center of the music.

Developed in collaboration with audio specialist Dynaudio, the dual MelodyBoost drivers combine an 11mm driver for low-frequency sound with a separate 6mm driver for those mids and highs. These speakers feature crystal polymer diaphragms with separate sides and domes, which obviously improves balance and tone.

Intelligent Adaptive Noise Canceling can apparently eliminate up to 48dB of ambient noise, while the Personalized Noise Canceling feature will analyze your ear canal and leakage for the most suitable noise canceling effect.

Dual connectivity and Bluetooth 5.3 LE audio are supported, and OnePlus promises up to 39 hours of music playback when using the charging case.

The OnePlus 11 5G and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will launch in China on January 9, before hitting international markets from February 7. OnePlus has already announced on February 7th launch event for that wider rollout, so we should get more fine-grained details about this new phone and headphone combo, as well as some promised “other products.”

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