OnePlus Skipping 11 Pro Model for Global Release and Breaks Chinese Pre-Order Records

  • 12-01-2023 |
  • Polad Aladi

This week saw the launch of the new OnePlus 11 in China, with a global release slated for February. However, eagle-eyed observers noticed something missing – a “Pro” model. To address this curiosity, OnePlus' senior management took to social media to confirm that the company won't be releasing a OnePlus 11 Pro at this time. 

Each year usually sees a range of hardware being released alongside each new smartphone model and its variations; this could include regional models such as the 9R and 9RT or modifications in size like between the 9 and 9 Pro. This year appears to be different, though — under comments asking whether there would be an accompanying "Pro" version of the phone launching soon, Li Jie responded simply with “There is no OnePlus 11 Pro”. 

Despite assumptions about why there might not be a Pro model available, other details on the device show how impressive it is even without one. Powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage supported by its 5,000mAh battery places it on par with some well-liked Android phones out right now - once launched globally, we can get our hands on it to see if it truly lives up to expectations. 

Sales so far in China appear very promising for OnePlus as their president Li Jie claimed that pre-orders for this latest phone broke records within two hours – despite only being available exclusively online during its debut phase (sales were limited due to other Covid lockdowns). 

Judging from initial reactions towards this latest phone from both consumers and employees alike, there's plenty of hype surrounding what OnePlus Technology has released - though we'll have to wait until next month before we can get our own judgments confirmed or crushed upon properly testing it ourselves!