The 2022 flagship smartphone season is gone, and now that Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as its 2023 flagship processor, the race is on for the release of the following generation of Android flagships.
The OnePlus 11 will undoubtedly be among the first devices to be released and will undoubtedly include Qualcomm’s most recent chip. More information on the phone has just appeared online, describing its usage of quick UFS 4.0 storage, tonnes of RAM, and its sturdy construction.
Leaker Digital Chat Station claims in a Weibo post that UFS 4.0 storage would be available on the upcoming OnePlus device.
The most recent update to the flash storage standard, which was announced in May 2022, allows for smaller, more effective chips while also bringing a significant increase in sequential read/write rates. According to Samsung, UFS 4.0 NAND chips offer sequential read and write speeds that are twice as fast as UFS 3.1, with maximum rates of 4,200MB/s and 2,800MB/s, respectively. UFS 4.0 is claimed to be 46% more power efficient than UFS 3.0 despite all this added performance.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is Qualcomm’s first platform to support UFS 4.0, which explains why none of the 2022 flagships introduced in the second half of the year had the storage chip. In many use situations, the faster storage chip should result in a noticeable speed gain, such as faster app start times, faster boot rates, and shorter app installation times.
For its forthcoming flagship, OnePlus appears to also aim to offer up to 16GB of RAM, but this should only be available with the highest-end storage option. The leaker also claims that the device would continue to have a curved display and a hole-punch selfie camera on the left. The OnePlus 11’s design is currently not a mystery as renderings of the device have already circulated online.