OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that there are no plans to add support for Google's Daydream VR platform to its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 3T.
Ahead of the European launch of the OnePlus 3T on 28 November, several key members of the OnePlus team took to Reddit yesterday (23 November) to address the mildly controversial mid-cycle upgrade to its OnePlus 3 flagship.
With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 powering the Chinese manufacturer's latest device and an Android 7.0 Nougat update in the pipeline, all the pieces appeared to be in place for the OnePlus 3T to become one of the first non-Pixel smartphones to support Google's mobile VR platform as well as therecently released Daydream View headset.
The statement comes days after Pei responded to a similar question in an interview with Pocket-Lint: "I don't even know what Daydream actually is. I know it's like this reference composite design, and we were paying a lot of attention to it before the OnePlus 3.
"But what we found was our intuition - and our gut - told us was that no one's really going to use their smartphone strapped to their head for VR."
Samsung, HTC, LG are among the Android giants to pledge support for Daydream VR in the near future, as well as Chinese smartphone-makers Huawei and Lenovo - the latter company confirming that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be Daydream-ready once the OS has been updated to Android Nougat.
OnePlus released its own mobile VR headset of its very own to coincide with the launch of the original OnePlus 3 in June. Those lucky enough to grab one of the free Loop VR wearables (from a limited stock) were able to view the OnePlus 3's launch event in a "space station" environment.
IBTimes UK recently took the Google Daydream View for a spin, anointing it as "the new king of mobile virtual reality".