OnePlus has today announced that it has concluded a rather intriguing partnership with McLaren.The partnership incorporates both McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing, latter being one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 history.
Under the collaboration, the two brands are all set to launch a new smartphone in a special edition avatar. The company has scheduled a global launch event named ‘Salute to Speed’ on 11th December at the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK. Needless to say, one can expect a special Mclaren edition OnePlus 6T out of the event.
Commenting on this, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau 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.
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, said,
The OnePlus brand is synonymous with speed and power, two values that McLaren likewise strives to deliver with every car we build. Bringing together the inventive, pioneering spirit shared by both OnePlus and McLaren is a firm statement of intent to leverage our collective powers and break new ground for innovative ideas and technology.
While the company has not revealed which device it plans to launch, it is likely to be the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Looking at the launch event invite, it seems that the phone could come in either Red or Orange color — both historically known to have been attached with Mclaren.
OnePlus has a history of collaborating with other brands to launch a limited edition of its flagship device. The company teamed up with Parisian retailer Colette to produce the OnePlus 3T x Colette 20th Anniversary Edition and worked with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for the OnePlus 5 x JCC+Limited Edition.
Earlier this year, it teamed up with Marvel Studios for OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition. Now, seems like it’s time for a limited edition device for the OnePlus 6T, which was launched last month.
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