OnePlus 8T’s Cyberpunk 2077 limited edition smartphone is all set to launch on November 2, 2020 at 11:30 am IST. OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau announced this on the Chinese blogging website Weibo. The pre-orders for the phone will begin from November 4, 2020.
The new model of the OnePlus 8T is in partnership with CD Projekt Red, the developers of the widely anticipated upcoming action game Cyberpunk 2077. Although the new limited-edition handset is being teased for a month, but little has been revealed about its specifications or features, or how different it would be from the standard OnePlus 8T.
The date of the launch was revealed two days after the game developers announced the delayed release of Cyberpunk 2077, which has now been pushed to December 10, 2020. The posters released by OnePlus shows the unique design of the special edition smartphone.
The OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition is rumoured to have slight grey and yellow accents all over the phone. This custom theme is similar to Cyberpunk 2077 colours in the game posters.
The teaser image shows the modified camera block of the OnePlus 8T, which will be extended to include the yellow-coloured “2077” digits on it. A Cyberpunk branding can also be seen on the phone’s back panel.
The software icons are rumoured to be undergoing changes to embody the futuristic Cyberpunk 2077 theme in the associated applications of the phone.
Apart from the visual designs prominent on the latest posters, there has been no information on the hardware changes of the phone. Some reports suggest that all the specifications of OnePlus 8T will remain intact in the new version. Previous leaks have reported that the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk Edition will come in 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage variant with 120Hz OLED screen. The price is rumoured to be CNY 3,999 (approx. Rs. 43,600). The availability of the special edition smartphone in India is yet to be announced.
OnePlus is known to partner with big brands to push out special edition handsets. Some such previously released phones were with McLaren, Marvel Avengers and Star Wars.