OnePlus seems to have employed a rather strange strategy this year, where the OnePlus 7 was not released for the US market. Instead, the company chose to launch the Pro variant of the phone stateside. That strategy was later reversed when OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, where the former would be releasing stateside and that the latter wouldn’t.
However, it seems that the company might have had a change of heart, sort of. If you preferred the specs of the OnePlus 7T Pro, you’ll be pleased to learn that in an announcement by T-Mobile, it looks like the phone will be making its way stateside where it will be exclusive to the carrier. However, it won’t be the regular OnePlus 7T Pro, but the 5G McLaren edition.
In case you’re learning about this for the first time, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren edition will come with slightly upgraded specs, where its RAM has been bumped up from 8GB to 12GB. It also comes with a unique colorway in black and orange, but other than that, under the hood, it’s still very much the OnePlus 7T Pro.
There is no word on when the phone will be released, but it is expected to be released by the end of the year, so do keep an eye out for it if you’re in the market for a 5G handset.