OnePlus 11 Idea: First teaser for eye-catching LED-lit rear panel emerges

The 11 Idea. (Supply: OnePlus)

OnePlus’ subsequent idea smartphone is slated to be unveiled throughout MWC 2023. The OEM has chosen to point out its design off forward of this occasion, nonetheless, revealing sure variations between it and the usual flagship 11 on which it’s based mostly. For a begin, its digicam hump and rear panel stand out with new built-in LED lighting.

OnePlus has executed some hype-work for its upcoming MWC 2023 showcase, an occasion that may ostensibly revolve round its new 11 Idea gadget. As the corporate has now hinted, the prototype smartphone is able to outshining its ‘regular’ counterpart in an least 1 doubtlessly vital manner.


The 11 Idea has now been revealed as one wherein OnePlus’ present flagship Android gadget’s rear panel is outfitted with LED lighting – a whole lot of it. It largely consists of a single strip that appears to start out at 1 higher nook, snakes right down to the alternative backside nook, then twists in a heating element-like form again as much as the spherical rear digicam hump, which additionally has an LED encompass lacking from the usual 11.

Whether or not these new and elaborate accents have capabilities moreover countering the Nothing telephone (1) or not stays to be seen. Then once more, as even OnePlus‘ new teaser video (and its convection-circuit theme) hints, there could also be different, presumably extra sensible, makes use of for the strips.

In any other case, the OnePlus Idea 11’s digicam hump additionally drops the stove-top search for an fascinating, if erratic, lens lay-out that integrates some thriller modules, one among which might be for periscope zoom. Their capabilities will in all probability be outlined in full element through the prototype’s formal late February 2023 debut.

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The 11 Concept's new augmentations should be visible under a layer of standard smartphone glass. (Source: OnePlus)
The 11 Idea’s new augmentations ought to be seen below a layer of normal smartphone glass. (Supply: OnePlus)