In rather mysterious fashion, OnePlus has announced that it is collaborating with sports car maker and Formula 1 team McLaren Automotive. While the companies haven’t announced any specifics of the collaboration, it’s likely that the partnership will lead to a special edition smartphone. We could well be looking forward to a OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, which is slated to be announced in India on December 12. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N10 5G, OnePlus Nord N100 with OxygenOS 10.5 launched: Price, specificationsAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N10, Nord N100 specifications leaked: Up to 90Hz display, 64MP triple cameras
The announcement comes via a press release sent out by OnePlus, which suggests that the collaboration puts the values of the two companies together, putting together the pioneering spirit and focus on performance and speed of the two brands together. While there is no clean indication that it will be special edition smartphone, hints in the press release point to this being the case. Also Read - OnePlus 9 may launch earlier than usual, March announcement expected
OnePlus has a history of producing special edition devices in collaboration with other brands and franchises, having produced the Colette edition of the OnePlus 3T, the JCC edition of the OnePlus 5, the Star Wars Edition of the OnePlus 5T, and the Marvel Avengers Edition of the OnePlus 6. A McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 6T could take the brand’s collaborations into new adventurous territory, appealing to racing fans.
OnePlus will be making the official announcement and sharing details on this partnership on December 12, and the announcement will have a direct impact on OnePlus buyers and fans in India. In terms of specifications, any limited edition device will likely sport the same specifications as the regular OnePlus 6T, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, fast charging and Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.