OnePlus 11 found to have "OneTwo many holes" in a new teardown video
The OnePlus 11 fared better than its 10T or 10 Pro predecessors during its JerryRigEverything bend test - in that it remained alive despite experiencing heavy damage to its glass rear panel by the end of its ordeal. Zach Nelson claims to have found replacements for this part on AliExpress or eBay for ~US$25.
That might sound like a lot, but is a relatively cheap outlay for repair purposes compared to those levied by Apple or Xiaomi - particularly as the user could install it themselves. That is not all that makes the OnePlus 11 out of the ordinary in this new video, however.
Nelson noticed that it has something along its top edge that, due to its squarish shape and ability to give the impression of being a "vent or drain", is definitely not a headphone jack. It was found to line up against the huge speaker module located under the 11's Hasselblad cameras on its teardown.
Therefore, Nelson proposed that OnePlus put the "hole" there in order to help balance the forces emanating from the 11's new "Dual Reality" speakers - or, possibly, those of the huge 602mm3 haptics motor the OEM also packed in there in 2023.