OnePlus 11 Jupiter Rock Edition scheduled for late March 2023 launch
OnePlus claims to have gone to "extreme" lengths to produce an upcoming limited edition of its flagship smartphone in 2023. This apparently involves developing a nine-step process in order to turn an "unprecedented" material into new, Jupiter-inspired rear panels for these special-edition 11 units. Each one is touted to have a unique grain to its new finish, to be showcased during an upcoming event.
OnePlus has confirmed that the 11 will be getting a Special Edition in 2023, and that it is indeed intended to evoke the look (and "feel", apparently) of our solar system's largest planet. The brand has a fairly diverse range of options - bamboo, ceramic, Sandstone and Active CryoFlux included - to replace glass as a finishing material to do so; however, it has decided to go and create something entirely new instead.
This apparently involves a completely new end-to-end production process that converts "3D microcrystalline rock" into rear panel material with a "natural" pattern "100% hand-selected" for the best appearance per limited-edition 11.
OnePlus thus asserts that each resulting unit is "dedicated to every individual you"...then again, according to leaked SnoopyTech renders, the overall effect is that of a new, creamy beige-ish 11 - albeit with the promised individualized grain in place.
The Jupiter Rock Edition will be unveiled during a March 29, 2023 presentation at 14:30 (08:30 CET) in Beijing, during which pricing and availability of the new 11 variant should be revealed.
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