OnePlus 11 5G is the First Phone From Company to Get 4 Years of Android and 5 Years of Security Updates

OnePlus 11 is set to debut in India on February 7.

  1. The OnePlus 11 will get up to Android 17.
  2. It will get software support for longest compared to any OnePlus phone launched so far.
  3. OnePlus joins Apple, Samsung and the likes to provide extended software support for its devices.

OnePlus, earlier today, confirmed that the OnePlus 11 will get extended software support. The upcoming OnePlus flagship will launch officially in India and other markets on February 7. The OnePlus 11 gets the latest Android 13 update out of the box. It has a layer of ColorOS 13 on top of Android in China. However, the phone’s global variant will have a layer of Oxygen OS 13 on top of Android. Now, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has revealed that the 11 5G will get the most number of software updates that the company has ever revealed for its phones.

The device will get four major Android updates and support for five years of security patches. This means that users who own the upcoming OnePlus flagship will get Android 14, Android 15, Android 16 and Android 17 versions via OTA updates in the coming years. 

OnePlus joins the league of companies that offer longer update support to provide a premium smartphone software experience. The likes of Apple and Samsung have already set a benchmark in the industry when it comes to providing software support. While Apple does not have a set number of years as a promise, it is known to provide iOS updates to iPhone models as old as six years.

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Samsung, on the other hand, provides four years worth of software updates and security patches for five years. Android’s owner Google lags behind the two tech giants when it comes to the number of software updates. Google has promised to provide three major Android updates and security support for up to five years for its latest Pixel phones.

OPPO recently confirmed that it will also provide software support for up to five years for its flagship smartphones. The premium OPPO smartphones will get four major Android updates and five years of security support.

The only players who do not have a definite word on the software update cycle are Realme, Vivo and Xiaomi. Motorola too is sort of behind in this regard. Although, the Lenovo-owned company has a reputation for rolling out the latest Android updates fairly quickly.

Regarding the OnePlus 11, the phone is set to debut in India on February 7. Here is everything that you need to know about the upcoming OnePlus flagship smartphone.

OnePlus 11 5G: Everything You Must Know

The OnePlus 11 features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 2K resolution of 3216 × 1440 pixels. The LTPO 3.0 panel switches between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the screen content. It supports HDR10+ and has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The screen is also curved and sports a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner.

There is a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor with OIS support, a 32MP Sony IMX709 telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and a 48MP Sony IMX581 ultra-wide camera sensor. The rear camera has been tuned in collaboration with Hasselblad. For selfies, the 11 5G gets a 16MP front camera.

The phone packs a 5000mAh battery with 100W fast charging support. It has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and is tipped to launch in India with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The phone is likely to offer 8GB of RAM in the base model. The 16GB RAM variant is also tipped to be priced at Rs 61,999 in India. What are your thoughts about the upcoming OnePlus flagship phone? Let us know in the comments below.