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New OnePlus 11 variant coming, could be made from industry-first material

Some enthusiasts suggest that this new OnePlus 11 variant could have a marble back.

Published onMarch 22, 2023

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  • OnePlus has revealed that a new OnePlus 11 variant is coming.
  • This model will be made out of a new material, and each device will apparently be unique.
  • It’s believed by some that this OnePlus 11 variant could be made from marble.

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 11 globally last month, featuring a glass back and your choice of Green or Black color schemes. However, the Oppo sub-brand has hinted at a new variant that ups the ante over the standard model.

OnePlus China president Li Jie revealed on Weibo that a special OnePlus 11 variant is in the works. Jie claimed that the phone will be made with “unprecedented materials and craftsmanship,” adding that each phone will be unique.

“Everyone is unique. Is it possible that each phone can also look unique?” reads a machine-translated question on an accompanying image (seen below). The picture shows what seems to be the OnePlus 11 superimposed on Jupiter.

OnePlus 11 Jupiter weibo
Weibo/Li Jie

Tipster Digital Chat Station also claimed that this material hasn’t been used in the industry before. They also assert that the material feels cool to the touch and that the texture of each phone using this material feels different. So what material could it be, then?

Some of the leaker’s followers have guessed that we could be looking at a OnePlus 11 made out of marble. This would certainly fit the bill for a material that hasn’t been used in the industry before, while also being cool to the touch. It also seems to line up with the Jupiter image shared by Jie above.

Either way, we’re glad to see smartphone brands trying out new materials rather than sticking with the usual glass or plastic designs. We’ve asked OnePlus whether this new variant will be launching outside China, and we’ll update this article if/when the company gets back to us.

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