Rejoice OnePlus fans! There is another OnePlus smartphone that the company is planning to launch next month. The Chinese smartphone maker has partnered with autosport giant McLaren and the company has announced that it will unveiling the result of their collaboration in India on December 12. However, there is no official word on what exactly OnePlus is going to launch.
But most likely, it will be a special edition of the company’s latest flagship OnePlus 6T (review). The partnership between the two companies completely focusses on speed and performance, so we wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the upcoming special edition smartphone will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The new edition of the smartphone is expected to bear a premium price tag. However, the company did mention in its announcement that the partnership includes both McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing.
It is worth noticing that the same event has been scheduled for December 11 in the United States. According to The Verge, when one tries to go to the page of the event, the URL says ‘mclaren-6t’ and this confirms the launch of OnePlus 6T‘s McLaren Edition. When we tried to go to the event page, ‘mclaren-6t’ appeared for a fraction of a second before the final URL was displayed.
It is not the first time that OnePlus has partnered with another company to launch a special edition of their flagship mobile phones. Other special edition smartphones by company that we have seen include OnePlus 3T x Colette 20th Anniversary Edition, OnePlus 5 x JCC+Limited Edition ‘Callection’, OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition and OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition.
If we keep all of these editions in mind, we can guess that the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition can come with elements from the ‘Papaya Orange’ colour scheme of McLaren’s official logo. But then, this is just a speculation as there are no leaks or rumours about the upcoming smartphone on which we can rest this claim.
Speaking on the partnership, OnePlus CEO and Founder Pete Lau has said, “McLaren and OnePlus were born in a similar way — with a big dream to create something special. Starting from nothing, we challenged ourselves to never settle. Today we unveil a true testament to innovation, a salute to speed.”