OnePlus 13: Expected Release Date, Prices, Features, Rumors & Leaks

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It’s only been five months since the OnePlus 12 hit the global market, but rumors of a OnePlus 13 are already swirling. If you’re a OnePlus fan, this news is likely exciting!

OnePlus has released at least one flagship phone per year since 2014, and while there’s no official word yet, leaks suggest the OnePlus 13 is on the horizon.

The key highlight is that it might pack Google’s AI model, the Gemini Ultra, a brand new design, and potentially be among the first to wear the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor, set to launch in October.

As the speculation continues, Techopedia is following up and gathering some useful information about the features, specs, pricing, and the possible release date of the OnePlus 13. Here is what we have found so far.

Key Takeaways

  • Rumors about the OnePlus 13 have arrived just five months after the global release of the OnePlus 12.
  • Leaks suggest the OnePlus 13 may feature a 6.8-inch display, a 5400mAh battery, 100W charging, and a central camera housing design.
  • Key highlights of the OnePlus 13 include a potential integration with Google’s AI model Gemini Ultra, a brand-new design, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor.
  • OnePlus has consistently released at least one flagship phone per year since 2014.

What is the OnePlus 13?

13th Generation Phone Series from OnePlus

The OnePlus 13 is expected to be the next phone in the lineup from Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, OnePlus Technologies. While this new OnePlus smartphone isn’t out yet, there are rumors that OnePlus is already working on the model’s design which will have a micro quad-curved panel according to some leaks.

An official announcement from OnePlus could be expected later this year, with a potential release in China by the end of 2024, followed by a global launch shortly after.


When Will a New OnePlus 13 2024 Come Out?

Expected Launch Date: December 2024 – January 2025

Based on previous records, OnePlus usually launches a new phone series in China first before releasing it to the global market a month later. If we look at its last two launches, we can see that:

OnePlus 11 debuted in China on January 4, 2022, and then globally on February 7, 2022. The same pattern repeated in OnePlus 12 which was launched in China on December 5, 2023, and then globally on January 23, 2024.

So, if the company continues in this trajectory, then we can expect to see the OnePlus 13 release somewhere in December 2024 for the China launch, before welcoming it to the global stage in January 2025.

This timing usually allows OnePlus to be among the first few phone manufacturers to feature Qualcomm’s latest processors, giving OnePlus an edge over brands like Xiaomi and Samsung whose global launch pattern is usually deeper in the year.

OnePlus 13 Features

New Design, 6.8-inch Display

While we have not seen any official design of the OnePlus 13 just yet, some hints regarding the phone’s design are already public.

According to Yogesh Brar, a popular leaker on X, the new OnePlus 13 will have a new design featuring a micro curved 2K display, a 5,400mAh battery, a new back camera design and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and 100W charging.

In a separate leak on May 10, Brar took to X to share a design sketch, revealing that the camera housing for the OnePlus 13 has been moved to the center from the top corner which we have seen in OnePlus 12.

It is important to note that this is an early sketch since the phone should still be under development as we write. Again, since these are speculations, there is a chance things might change before the launch date. We can only hope that the final design turns out to be fantastic.

OnePlus 13 Specs

Large Battery, Fast Charging, Powerful Processor, High-resolution Main Camera

OnePlus 13 leaks suggest the OnePlus 13 battery will still maintain the 5400mAh capacity found in the OnePlus 12 series.

Available leaks suggest the new OnePlus smartphone will be powered by soon-to-be-launched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor. In recent years, OnePlus devices have been debuting with the latest Snapdragon flagship processor available at the time.

Brar also added in his leaks that the OnePlus 13 charging tech and camera sensors will remain the same as in the OnePlus 12 series. With that, we can expect to see 100W wired charging, a 50 MP main camera, a 48MP ultrawide lens, and a 64MP 3x periscope camera.

OnePlus 13 colors will likely be the same as the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R series. So expect the OnePlus 13 series to come in colors like flowy emerald, silky black, cool blue, and iron grey.

Another rumored highlight of the OnePlus 13 is the potential inclusion of Google’s advanced AI model, Gemini 1.0 Ultra. Following the recent announcement by Google and OPPO/OnePlus, this Google AI feature powered by Gemini will be coming to new OnePlus phones this 2024. So, as it stands now, the OnePlus 13, if eventually released, will likely come with some Google-powered AI smart features.

OnePlus 12 vs. OnePlus 13

With the OnePlus 13 shrouded in secrecy, let’s dive into the rumored upgrades it might hold over its predecessor, the OnePlus 12. The table below compares key specifications and features, highlighting the potential advancements we might see in the upcoming generation.

Features/Design OnePlus 12 OnePlus 13
Camera design Camera housing is at the top left corner Camera housing might be moved closer to the center
Chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 Gen 4
Fingerprint sensor Under-display fingerprint sensor We may see the introduction of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
IP rating Has IP65 rating OnePlus might upgrade to IP67 or IP68 rating in OnePlus 13 or even future OnePlus 13 Pro
Operating System (OS) Android 14 Android 15
Google AI feature Absent Will possibly launch with Google AI feature based on Gemini Ultra
Base pricing $799.99 Will likely launch at a higher price if it comes with AI features.

OnePlus 13 Prices

Expected Price: Starting at $899.99

With OnePlus’s pricing history being a bit of a moving target – the 10 Pro at $799.99, the 11 at $699.99, and the current OnePlus 12 back at $799.99 – it’s hard to say for sure.

But, if the OnePlus 13 packs the rumored features, especially the powerful Gemini Ultra AI, a price increase to $899.99 seems reasonable.

The Bottom Line

The OnePlus 13, still shrouded in wild rumors, could be a serious contender in the smartphone arena. While rumors swirl about a late 2024 or early 2025 release, the potential feature set is enticing. Google AI integration, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, and powerful cameras all hint at a remarkable upgrade.

However, it’s important to remember these are just whispers. OnePlus will very likely unveil official details closer to launch. Until then, the OnePlus 13 remains a tantalizing glimpse into the future of the brand.


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