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According to OnePlus, “extreme” measures were taken to make a 2023 limited edition of their flagship smartphone. This reportedly entails creating a nine-step procedure to transform a “unprecedented” substance into brand-new back panels for these limited-edition 11 units. Each is said to have a distinctive grain to its new finish, which will be displayed at an upcoming event.
The 11 will receive a Special Edition in 2023, and OnePlus has confirmed that it is indeed meant to resemble the appearance (and “feel,” apparently) of our solar system’s largest planet. The company has a wide range of alternatives to glass as a finishing material, including bamboo, ceramic, Sandstone, and Active CryoFlux, but has chosen to come up with something completely original instead.
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According to reports, a brand-new end-to-end manufacturing technique is used to transform “3D microcrystalline rock” into rear panel material with a “natural” design that is “100% hand-selected” for the best appearance on the limited-edition 11.
Accordingly, OnePlus claims that each resulting unit is “dedicated to every individual you.” However, leaked renders from SnoopyTech suggest that the overall appearance is similar to a new, creamy beige-like 11 – even though the promised individualized grain is present.
The cost and availability of the new 11 model should be disclosed during a presentation on March 29, 2023 at 14:30 (08:30 CET) in Beijing, during which the Jupiter Rock Edition will be launched.