Get your first look at the OnePlus 11 Pro and its round camera bump

Enlarge / An unofficial render of the OnePlus 11 Pro. The camera is round now, and the alert slider returns.

The OnePlus 10T was announced just a month ago, and we’re already getting details about the next big OnePlus flagship. Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) and SmartPrix have created a render of the OnePlus 11 Pro, which is apparently rapidly approaching release. The report says these images are “based on an early prototype of the device.”

Of course, the camera bump needs to look different every year, so the OnePlus 11 Pro is now sporting a big circle on its back. Just like how the OnePlus 10 and 10 T camera bump connected to the side of the phone, this circle sits on a similar-looking platform.

One returning feature that didn’t make it to the OnePlus 10T is OnePlus’ trademark alert switch. This is a three-position switch on the side of the phone that lets you toggle between vibration and silent mode.

The front seems mostly unchanged; it has a hole-punch camera and a display that curves along the long edges. The front camera in these renders lives in the top-left corner of the display, though, rather than the center. Other than that, the phone is expected to launch with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which will be powering most 2023 flagship Android phones.

We’re still waiting for the more China-centric, Oppo-ified version of OnePlus to settle into some kind of release rhythm. The OnePlus 10 Pro was announced on January 4 for China, and it did not make it to US shores until mid-April. The wildest OnePlus rumors out of China are claiming that this date could be bumped up a bit, with OnePlus’ “2023 flagship” actually being released in December 2022. The timing of new smartphone launches mostly hinges on the readiness of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, but even a December launch would not necessarily make OnePlus’ device the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone in the cutthroat Chinese market. Xiaomi, which regularly launches its new flagship in December, is rumored to launch them in November this year.