After Motorola, OnePlus to reportedly cancel August 3 launch event in China

Motorola and OnePlus were both gearing up for major launch events on August 2 and 3. While Motorola was set to launch its third edition of the Razr foldable phone alongside the Moto Edge X30 Pro, OnePlus was set to debut the OnePlus Ace Pro, the brand’s first Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phone. However, it seems that last moment developments in the country have pushed both companies to cancel their launch event.

Motorola’s August 2 event was cancelled suddenly merely hours before the launch event was scheduled to take place. Lenovo General Manager for China, Chen Jin announced the same via a Weibo post (first spotted by Android Authority) and did not mention a clear reason as to why the event was dropped. Neither parent company Lenovo nor Motorola has revealed any rescheduled launch event dates yet either.

Earlier today, Twitter tipster Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) has suggested that OnePlus is also cancelling the OnePlus Ace Pro launch event today on August 3. No reason was mentioned and no official statement from OnePlus has been received yet.

What is going on in China?

Geopolitical tensions are high in China after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, arrived in Taiwan on the evening of August 2. The senior US politician has been a vocal critic of China’s policies on multiple occasions over the past decade and China is unhappy with Pelosi visiting Taiwan, even issuing warnings to US President Joe Biden to “not play with fire” last week.

International launches likely unaffected

The OnePlus Ace Pro is set to launch later today globally, including in India as the OnePlus 10T. The global launch event for the phone, which is taking place in New York City on August 3 is likely going to be unaffected by the cancellation of the China launch, although the brand is yet to offer any confirmation on the same.

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