Early leak indicates the OnePlus 13 and OnePlus 13R look distinct in design

OnePlus 13 and 13R design sketch
(Image credit: Yogesh Brar)

What you need to know

  • Alleged designs of the upcoming OnePlus 13 and 13R surface ahead of release.
  • They indicate a circular camera visor for the OnePlus 13 and a squarish camera module for the OnePlus 13R.
  • Meanwhile, the predecessors and the models before them shared the same design language.

The OnePlus 12 and the OnePlus 12R were released not less than six months ago, and we already have details on what to expect from their successors — thanks to a new sketch. 

The tip comes from a reliable leaker, Yogesh Brar on X, who has shared the expected design of the upcoming OnePlus 13 and the OnePlus 13R. The image shared is quite barebones. However, it does indicate what the flagship phone next to its toned version looks like.

Per the sketch, the OnePlus 13 will likely opt for a circular camera visor moved to the center instead of being placed at an end on the current OnePlus 12

On the other hand, the OnePlus 13R is likely to opt for a squarish camera visor akin to older OnePlus phones like the OnePlus 10 Pro, for example. Besides, it is also slightly moved from the previous visor positioning as opposed to the previous OnePlus handsets.

The intended OnePlus 13's design is similar to what we are accustomed to with Oppo phones' designs like the OnePlus Find N3, which isn't surprising since both companies share the same R&D team. The first foldable OnePlus Open also equips a circular camera visor on the rear. 

Meanwhile, a recent leak indicated the design of the OnePlus 13 from a tipster on Weibo, showcasing the device's rear panel. Interestingly, it matches the sketch shared by Brar — not for the OnePlus 13 but for the OnePlus 13R instead. 

OnePlus 13 design leak

(Image credit: Weibo)

The approach from OnePlus happens to be different this year because the earlier releases OnePlus 11 and 11R, and the 12 and 12R, shared identical design language.

Though it's too soon to predict the OnePlus 13 and 13R's design, leaks should appear anytime in the next few weeks, so nothing is ever too early. For instance, the OnePlus 12 first renders came way ahead (in July 2023) of the device's launch, which commenced first in China in December 2023, followed by a global launch early this year. 

The OnePlus 13 is also expected to be unveiled this year, and it will presumably equip the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which is confirmed to be coming in October with the new Oryon CPU.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar
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Vishnu works as a freelance News Writer for Android Central. For the past four years, he's been writing about consumer technology, primarily involving smartphones, laptops, and every other gizmo connected to the Internet. When he is away from keyboard, you can see him going on a long drive or chilling on a couch binge-watching some crime series.