Motorola scrapped its flagship Moto X30 Pro and Moto Razr 2022 launch event yesterday, and now there are reports of another brand following in its footsteps. Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has postponed its Ace Pro launch indefinitely. Just like Motorola, OnePlus pulled out at the last moment by sharing a post on Weibo that read, “We are very sorry that the OnePlus Ace Pro new product launch conference and recent related activities have been postponed for some reason, and follow-up plans will be announced separately.”
The aforementioned devices were slated to go on sale in China. The OnePlus Ace Pro was exclusive to the Chinese market and is a doppelganger of the OnePlus 10T, which is supposed to launch later today. Since the OnePlus 10T is a smartphone built for a global audience, it is believed to happen as planned.
What’s The Reason Behind The Scrapping Of Chinese Launch Events?
OnePlus didn’t reveal the exact reason behind the cancellation of its launch event in its Weibo post. However, it is reported that the event may have been scrapped due to the increasing tension between China and Taiwan. It was fueled by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, who visited Taiwan on August 2, 2022, despite warnings from the Communist Party of China. Pelosi spoke against China’s policy on Taiwan, which offended the former, and now it is believed that it could lead to serious repercussions.
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Reportedly, China is planning a military exercise to condemn this move by the US. Thus Motorola, a Lenovo-backed company, and OnePlus decided to scrap their events due to the growing tensions in their home country.
Will The OnePlus 10T Launch Today?
The OnePlus 10T global launch is expected to go ahead as per schedule. Apparently, media officials from around the globe have arrived in New York City for the event. It can be viewed live today at 7.30 PM IST on the official YouTube channel of OnePlus.