Rumor | OnePlus 11 to ship in North America with last-gen charging tech
SnoopyTech's latest leak on the OnePlus 11 purports to contain renders for the upcoming international version of this premium Android device. The images seem identical to pre-existing Chinese-market SKUs of the smartphone, down to the color choices; then again, the leaker maintains that they have been renamed from the original Obsidian Black and Arbor Green to Titan Black and Eternal Green respectively.
However, the OnePlus 11 "5G (Global)" is now slated to come with 1 internal difference, and it might be a big one for some. The OEM debuted new, faster 100W SuperVOOC charging in the smartphone on its initial domestic launch; however, the new spec will allegedly fail to make it to some of its other target regions.
According to SnoopyTech, the 11 will downgrade to the 10 Pro's 80W SuperVOOC standard in all of them; however, according to another often knowledgeable tipster, Max Jambor, it will only do so in the US and Canada.
As OnePlus settled for older 65W tech in bringing its 2022 flagship to North America, yet provided other markets such as India and Europe with 80W models, the second theory is plausible enough.
SnoopyTech's new leak suggests that OnePlus will tout the North America-specific 11 as an "entertainment powerhouse" with extra robust, long-lived charging capabilities in an effort to make up for its potential stagnation in this area.
Nevertheless, it may prove embarrassing, especially if the rumored wallet-friendly 11R with OnePlus' top charging speed turns up elsewhere later in 2023 as rumored.