OnePlus may have earned a reputation for timely software updates to its new flagship phones, but it was certainly becoming notorious along the way for changing the naming style of its premium handsets almost every year. According to famous leaker Max Jambor, something similar is expected to happen next year.
The leaker has revealed that OnePlus''s next flagship phone will be "OnePlus 11," without a "Pro." It will reportedly be the successor of the OnePlus 10 Pro, but the Shenzhen tech company will not officially describe it as "Pro."
In the first quarter, OnePlus released regular and pro models, but this year, the company announced just one top-tier handset, the OnePlus 10 Pro, and bringing the "T" brand back to life. Next year, the company is alleged to avoid using a "Pro" in the naming scheme.
The OnePlus Pro model, OnePlus 11, is branded.
The leaker has not provided any information regarding why OnePlus decided to call it a "OnePlus 11" instead of "OnePlus 11 Pro." Using "Pro" in the name certainly creates the illusion that the handset is truly a flagship device, while the regular model is considered somewhat less capable. It will be interesting to see what the Shenzhen tech brand argues, allowing this change early next year.
We can''t rule out the possibility that OnePlus will not release a "Pro" until the end of 2023. However, if that happens, it will be another experimentation by the company, and it will become even more confusing.