OnePlus has just confirmed that its upcoming flagship, OnePlus 11R 5G, will get three major Android updates with four years of software support. This will be the first time a OnePlus device has been offered with such an update commitment.
The OnePlus 11R features a 6.74-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and up to 16GB of RAM. It also packs a 5,000mAh battery and 100W SuperVOOC charging support.
1. Android 18
Android 13 is the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system, and OnePlus is one of the companies that’s working on rolling out the update to its devices. It’s currently in beta, and it promises to bring new features like redesigned UI elements, themed icons, faster QR code scanning, and improved photo picker, among others.
A OnePlus support Twitter account has confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 11R 5G will get three major Android updates with four years of security patches. The company has also extended its update policy to the lower-priced OnePlus 11R, which was launched last month.
The OnePlus 11R 5G is a mid-range smartphone that sports a 6.74-inch AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also has a 50MP Sony IMX890 primary sensor with optical image stabilization and an ultra-wide lens.
2. Android 19
OnePlus recently announced that the OnePlus 11R 5G is eligible to get three major Android updates with four years of security patches. Now, the OnePlus Support Twitter account has confirmed the same on a tweet to a user.
This is good news for OnePlus fans who have been waiting to buy the OnePlus 11R, which is the company’s latest India-exclusive flagship. It offers a 6.74-inch AMOLED display with an adaptive refresh rate and 1450 nits of brightness.
The OnePlus 11R was launched in India last week and comes with the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 out of the box. It will continue to receive software updates until 2025, when it’ll be upgraded to Android 16.
3. Android 20
OnePlus has confirmed that the new OnePlus 11R 5G will receive three major Android updates with four years of security support. The company said this in a tweet sent out to its subscribers.
This comes as a big deal for the smartphone which is a tier below the flagship OnePlus 11 5G and offers more affordable specs. The OnePlus 11R is powered by a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a 6.74-inch Full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 5,000mAh battery.
The device comes with OxygenOS 13 out of the box and will receive updates through Android 17 at least. This makes the OnePlus 11R 5G a close match to the flagship 11 5G in terms of software support and should make it more appealing to consumers.
This is a great move by OnePlus. It’s a rarity to see such an update policy extended to a phone priced below Rs 40,000.
4. Android 21
A tweet from the OnePlus Support Twitter account has confirmed that a cheaper OnePlus smartphone will be offered with three major Android updates, up to Android 21. This is a significant move, as it means that OnePlus users will be able to enjoy features like AI-powered facial recognition, improved performance, and more for longer than ever before.
Moreover, this policy is a great sign that the company is finally starting to roll out upgrades quickly. As a result, the OnePlus 11R 5G is set to become one of the most-updated devices on the market.
The OnePlus 11R 5G was launched in India last week, offering a close match to the OnePlus 11 with a few minor upgrades and a cheaper price tag. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and sports a 6.74-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a triple camera setup with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro camera.