The history of OnePlus with its special edition phones is quite old. The company started some years ago with the OnePlus 5T and its Star Wars edition. Then, it followed the trend with the OnePlus 6’s Marvel Avengers Edition. Unfortunately, none of these devices were widely available to the public. Instead, a very few units were sold across select markets. Most recently, the company expanded the scope of its special edition with the arrival of OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. This particular variant was the most premium OnePlus offering to the date, and rather than just an aesthetic change it brought 10GB of RAM and Warp Charge 30. The company’s partnership with McLaren continued in the last year with the arrival of OnePlus 7T Pro MacLaren Edition. Now, however, it seems that this year we won’t see an OnePlus 8T Pro McLaren Edition.
This might be the end of the nearly two-year partnership
Well, the OnePlus 8 Pro may be a recent device, but it’s nearly impossible to not think that OnePlus will stick with its tradition of launching another “T” variant by the end of this year. The new variant may come eventually, but according to a recent report, it won’t be McLaren branded. According to a report from Reedit, OnePlus is no longer in the list of Formula 1 partners for McLaren for the 2020 F1 season. The smartphone maker was listed only until March 29, 2020. So the company may have lost its partner status during the last month or even this month.
Considering this fact is safe to assume that we won’t see an OnePlus 8T Pro McLaren Edition this year. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the company won’t be launching any special edition at all. The company is known for sticking with its traditions, so it’s just a matter of time until OnePlus pops out with another partner for a special smartphone. At the moment, we’re yet to see an official statement from OnePlus to confirm the end of this partnership. But the company should respond in the coming days, weeks, or even months. After all, we don’t see a reason for OnePlus to rush with this information. After all, this doesn’t seem like the right time to talk about the OnePlus 8T series.
The OnePlus 8 devices have just reached the market, and are still fighting to conquer user’s preference in these hard days led by COVID-19 pandemic. We probably hear more about them in the coming months.