Leaked OnePlus 11R spec sheet reveals it is a OnePlus 10T with a fresh coat of paint
OnLeaks continues to be a thorn on the side of major smartphone OEMs. After showing off high-quality Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra renders, the leaker has once again shifted focus to OnePlus by revealing the OnePlus 11R's spec sheet in full (via MySmartPrice). If OnePlus maintains last year's launch schedule, one can expect to see the OnePlus 11R hit shelves sometime in April/May 2023, at least in India. Whether or not OnePlus will sell it in other markets remains to be seen.
As its name suggests, the OnePlus 11R will serve as a low-cost alternative to the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11 Pro. While it will miss out on the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC earmarked for the 2023 flagships, the OnePlus 11R will use a powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile AP, coupled with up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Its 5,000 mAh battery will support fast charging at 100 Watts.
Unfortunately, that will be the only remarkable difference between the OnePlus 11R and its antecedent, the OnePlus 10R. Everything else is identical across both devices, including a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel clocked at 120 Hz, a 50 MP primary camera sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2 MP macro/depth sensor.
Upon closer inspection, one can conclude that the OnePlus 11R is essentially a OnePlus 10T with a fresh coat of paint and gimped battery charging wattage. At best, OnePlus will redesign the camera module to more suit an R-branded device and call it a day. It isn't necessarily a bad thing, though, as its relatively affordable price (INR 40,000/US$490) should make it an attractive buy in value-oriented markets like India.