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The OnePlus 8T broke cover this week as a serious Android package and the Chinese manufacturer also announced what could potentially be 2020’s greatest collaboration.

OnePlus ups the ante once again with their next flagship, the 8T. As expected, the brand had a preview in China yesterday and displayed what a powerhouse their new device is. However, the cherry on the cake was a little teaser that nobody saw coming. What was announced was their collaboration with Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red for a special Cyberpunk 2077 edition of the OnePlus 8T. We saw a simulated video about the Cyberpunk universe where the user receives a phone call on his 8T. The riddle in the clip was “You will never know the truth…until the phone rings”.

This isn’t the first time we’re seeing a limited edition OnePlus smartphone. McLaren has been a constant special for the past few generations. They’ve even collaborated with Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers. However, with gaming turning into a serious affair for smartphones, it makes sense to collaborate with a gaming franchise. Cyberpunk is set to make a global debut on November 19 after years, and years of teasing. It’s an open-world game set in the titled year, dedicated to grunge futurism and gangster affairs. Oh, and Keanu Reeves is their poster boy, another reason why the hype is real.

Before we talk about the special trims, let’s talk about the machine. The 8T boasts a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display that runs on 120-Hz. With an OxygenOS based on Android™ 11, it packs an industry-topping Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 that’s backed by up to 12-GB of RAM. The cameras are top notch. It uses a 48-MP main, 16-MP ultra wide, 5-MP macro lens, and a 2-MP monochrome lens. To the front, there’s a 16-MP punch hole selfie cam. Powering all of this is a 4500-mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65.

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It’s hard to tell what makes the Cyberpunk 2077 edition special on the inside, but we’re expecting it to have better RAM and few special accesses to the game that will be launching on PlayStation, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows. What we do know that the device will flex a Cyberpunk-ish yellow finish.

While the base editions begin with a pricing of Rs 42,999, the elder variant is priced at Rs 45,999. Price, availability  and exclusivity of the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition is yet to be announced.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.