The company’s first Pro model was OnePlus 7 Pro which was released back in May 2019. Every flagship models released since then has a Pro variant plus a standard variant. The last Pro model was the OnePlus 10 Pro released on January last year and with this news, it shall be the last one.
According to Android Authority, OnePlus told them that they will no longer be producing anymore Pro models in the future and there won’t be a OnePlus 11 Pro this year. The company also said OnePlus 11T is not going to happen as well, as part of its effort to “streamline its flagship portfolio”.
The reason OnePlus gave Android Authority for ending the Pro lineup was:
Starting with our 2023 lineup, we are streamlining the flagship portfolio in North America (and globally) by removing our Pro lineup. In our opinion, you don’t need to have a ‘Pro’ name for a device that’s already ‘pro.’
Basically, the company is saying OnePlus 11 is already a “Pro” device and they don’t have to release another Pro version of it.
Despite saying that, the OnePlus 11 is missing some key features that other flagships have. For example, IP rating, wireless charging, still using older E4 Samsung display, etc.
But OnePlus didn’t say if they are going to launch another flagship model this year after OnePlus 11. They did however, confirmed that they are “working on a new, more affordable smartphone product line” and the new lineup is probably going to be known as OnePlus Z.
OnePlus already has a more affordable lineup known as the OnePlus Nord, perhaps the Z series will be even cheaper than Nord series.
Yesterday, OnePlus just launched the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 globally. You can read our first impressions about the devices HERE. Our review of the phone is just around the corner, so stay tuned!