The rumors have been true: a McLaren official has confirmed that there gained’t be one other OnePlus McLaren version.
The luxurious automaker not too long ago dropped the OnePlus brand from its Partners page, resulting in hypothesis that the refined and expensive OnePlus McLaren editions had been cancelled. The automotive firm lastly confirmed that there wouldn’t be one other partner-produced model of a OnePlus telephone in an announcement despatched to Android Authority:
“Our partnership with OnePlus, which got here to its scheduled conclusion not too long ago, has been a extremely profitable collaboration between two iconic and revolutionary manufacturers,” McLaren’s assertion learn. “Because the begin of this partnership in 2018, OnePlus has been a supportive, valued accomplice and we want them nicely and hope to see them sooner or later.”
We’d seen precisely two of the flowery editions beginning with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition in 2018 and followed with the OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition.
At CES 2020, the phonemaker showed off the OnePlus Concept One that featured McLaren window tech to hide its rear cameras, but that wasn’t a consumer-ready device. Since we hadn’t heard whether a new McLaren Edition would accompany the next OnePlus 8T generation, we weren’t sure if we’d see another again. That question seems to have been answered.
The best time to cancel a fancy OnePlus McLaren edition?
Of course, we’re not in the best market for costlier versions of flagship phones anyway, and each generation of the once-affordable OnePlus handsets have been pricier than the last.
Thus, it was probably time for the OnePlus McLaren editions to reach the end of the road anyway and stop trying to compete with the likes of the Huawei Mate 30 Porsche edition and the Oppo Find X Lamborghini. However given the seemingly amicable splitting of how between OnePlus and McLaren, maybe a partnership someday sooner or later is feasible – when the market’s prepared for an additional luxurious carmaker’s tackle a smartphone.
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