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OnePlus might skip the OnePlus 11 Pro this year


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TL;DR

  • A OnePlus executive has apparently said there won’t be a OnePlus 11 Pro this year.
  • This would be the first year without a Pro model since 2018.

OnePlus just launched the OnePlus 11 in China this week, with a global release scheduled for February 7. The phone lacks a Pro moniker, but does that mean we should expect a Pro device later in 2023?

Well, OnePlus China president Li Jie responded to a user’s query on Weibo, asserting that there’s actually no OnePlus 11 Pro (h/t: GSMArena). Check out the machine-translated screenshot below.

OnePlus 11 Pro Li Jie Weibo

It’s unclear whether the executive means there’s no OnePlus 11 Pro at all or no Pro model for China in particular. Nevertheless, this is just a machine translation, so it’s possible the screenshot isn’t entirely accurate to begin with. Still, this would be the first time OnePlus skips a Pro model since 2018’s OnePlus 6T.

The OnePlus 11 certainly seems like a Pro device in many ways, owing to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, QHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, flexible Hasselblad camera system, and 100W wired charging. But it also lacks a few features we’ve previously seen on Pro models, such as wireless charging and faster USB speeds. In saying so, the OnePlus 11 starts at 3,999 yuan (~$580) in China compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 4,699 yuan (~$685) launch price.

Either way, we’re curious to see global pricing for the OnePlus 11, as some people might be willing to overlook the lack of a OnePlus 11 Pro if the standard model is a good deal. This would still be a flip-flop of sorts for the company though, coming a year after the firm launched the OnePlus 10 Pro but no vanilla OnePlus 10.

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