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Much before the OnePlus 12, is there a possibility that OnePlus may launch a certain OnePlus 11T in India? For the unaware, OnePlus has just launched an exciting smartphone in China, dubbed, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro, and it is the successor to OnePlus Ace Pro, aka, the OnePlus 10T for the international market. And if history is any indication, OnePlus may just repackage the Ace 2 Pro as the OnePlus 11T or whatever name the company decides to give, and launch it in India.

OnePlus Ace 2 Pro

First, we need to understand a certain pattern with OnePlus launches since 2022. It all started with the OnePlus Ace, a phone that was introduced in China on April 24, and exactly a week later, the device was announced in India as the OnePlus 10R. Then, later that year, on August 3, the OnePlus 10T was announced internationally, which then became the OnePlus Ace Pro, and the phone was announced a week later in China. Similarly, the OnePlus Ace 2 was introduced in China earlier this year on February 13, and again, exactly a week later, it was launched as the OnePlus 11R in India.

So, considering everything, this weekly pattern that we are noticing with OnePlus launches in China and international markets, there could be a chance that maybe OnePlus also brings the Ace 2 Pro to India, repackaged as the OnePlus 11T. Again, there’s nothing official about all this, there’s no official launch date or anything like that but the pattern clearly suggests that this could happen.

So, while the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is the successor to the OnePlus Ace Pro aka the OnePlus 10T, it doesn’t look anything at all like the 10T. In fact, in terms of looks, it bears a striking resemblance to the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R, thus sticking with the company’s effort of trying to create a brand recall.

OnePlus Ace 2 Pro

In terms of specifications, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro gets a curved 6.74-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, with a slight resolution bump. The peak brightness of the panel is also 1650 nits versus 950 nits on the OnePlus 10T. For protection, the Gorilla Glass 5 on the OnePlus 10T’s front is replaced with Asahi Glass on the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro, with the rear glass now having Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The frame is still plastic. Also, I am not sure how the Asahi Glass protection fares in comparison to Gorilla Glass 5, so the durability bit is something that I can only comment on after testing the device, i.e., again if the device launches in India.

Moving on, the major upgrade comes in the form of up to 24GB of RAM, previously unheard of, and this is without any virtual RAM expansion. So, there are 3 RAM options, 12GB, 16GB and 24GB. This is LPDDR5X RAM, courtesy of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, that powers the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro. The storage type is UFS 4.0, so that’s also a solid upgrade.

Other than this, the camera hardware on the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro remains exactly the same as the OnePlus 10T, i.e. a 50MP triple-rear setup along with a 16MP selfie camera. Finally, there’s a 5,000mAh battery with 150W charging, similar to the 10T, and while the tech is a year old, it is still among the fastest charging solutions available right now.

OnePlus Ace 2 Pro

Okay, prices — the 12GB + 256GB version is priced at CNY 2,999, which is about Rs 35,000. The 16GB + 512GB version costs CNY 3,399, which is about Rs 39,000. And finally, the mighty 24GB + 1TB version costs CNY 3,999, which is about Rs 46,000. The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro comes in two colours — Green and Gray.

So, if OnePlus does end up bringing the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro in India as the OnePlus 11T, will this be the pricing? I don’t think so. You see, given how OnePlus usually prices their phones, and how tightly the current OnePlus 11R and OnePlus 11 are priced, I think the OnePlus 11T, if it is launched, will start at Rs 45,999 for the 12GB + 256GB version, while the 16GB + 512GB version could be priced at Rs 51,999.

Again, this is pure speculation from my point, and I also feel India won’t get the 24GB RAM variant, because if that one launches, I believe the price would easily surpass the OnePlus 11’s price. Plus, the 11, which is the company’s flagship, tops at 16GB RAM, so my guess is, there won’t be any 24GB variant of the OnePlus 11T if the device does come to fruition. Excited much?

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Aug 18, 2023

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