The OnePlus 11 has just made its global debut, but it’s not available in Malaysia just yet. According to OnePlus Malaysia, you’ll need to wait till the 14th of February or Valentine’s Day to know more about the local pricing and availability of their latest flagship smartphone on our shores. If you’re interested, you can watch a livestream of the launch itself on 14 February at 3pm local time on the OnePlus Malaysia Facebook page.
For a quick recap, the OnePlus 11 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage and OxygenOS 13, with a large 6.7-inch, curved QHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s also the return of the alert slider and the Hasselblad name on the rear cameras, which feature a 50MP, f/1.8 main camera, a 48MP, f/2.2 ultrawide and a 32MP, f/2.0 2x telephoto shooter along with a 16MP, f/2.4 front camera. Keeping the lights on meanwhile is a 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast wired charging; no wireless charging here though.
It starts at just USD699 in the US for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the OnePlus 11 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage comes in at USD799; the OnePlus 11 we had in the office for review was the latter. As a comparison, the OnePlus 10T with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage before that retailed for USD749 in the US and RM3,199 here. That extra USD50 means that we can expect to see the OnePlus 11 for sale in Malaysia for somewhere between RM3,499 to RM3,699.
For OnePlus’ sake though, I do hope that it’s closer to the former than the latter in terms of price. While OnePlus might believe that the 11 is a ‘pro’ tier smartphone, it still lacks some quality-of-life features when stacked up against the Samsung Galaxy S23, its biggest competition in the Android space.
There’s no IP68 rating, no wireless charging, no SamsungPay and even a weaker version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on the OnePlus 11 compared to the Galaxy S23, meaning that it’ll need to make up the difference by being a good couple hundred ringgit or more cheaper than the Korean flagship. OxygenOS 13 also felt a little buggy compared to OneUI, and while the cameras performed well enough, it’s hard to argue that it’s better than the Galaxy S23. You can read more about our thoughts on the OnePlus 11 in our full review here.