T-Mobile surprisingly unveils OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, no release date or price in tow

T-Mobile surprisingly unveils OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, no release date or price in tow
Remember when the ultra-high-end OnePlus 7T Pro and 7T Pro McLaren Edition were officially unveiled and we specifically urged you not to get your hopes up for a US release on T-Mobile? Well, it turns out we were wrong.

It also turns out OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently misled a group of journalists at an event in London by claiming it was too early for the company to announce its second 5G phone. Technically, T-Mo's hot new OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is not up for grabs yet, but its exclusive launch will take place by the end of the year to leverage the "Un-carrier's" low-band 600 MHz spectrum.

This is billed as the critical foundation of Magenta's long-term 5G vision, which however greatly depends on whether or not its unification with Sprint will ultimately be finalized. Until that happens, the rollout of a vastly improved network meant to work across the country, "both indoors and out", is going a little slower than initially envisioned

Still, T-Mobile expects to cover no less than 200 million people nationwide with its strong and reliable 5G signal fully capable of penetrating walls in 2019. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is scheduled to follow in the footsteps of the $1,100 Galaxy S10 5G, but alas, there's no release date or price point etched in stone just yet.

While OnePlus phones are cheaper than your typical Samsung flagship, this bad boy is certainly something special, rocking snazzy papaya orange accents inspired by McLaren sports cars and including a complimentary case made from Alcantara, a luxury fabric material providing "soft and subtle feel plus durability and unparalleled grip."

Like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the 7T Pro comes with a motorized pop-up 16MP selfie camera helping the handset achieve an essentially bezelless design with no notch or hole punch, as well as a triple rear-facing shooter system combining 48, 8, and 16MP imaging sensors. Under the hood, you'll find an upgraded Snapdragon 855+ processor alongside a hefty 4,085mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support, and presumably, the same 12GB memory count paired with 256 gigs of internal storage as the 4G LTE-only McLaren Edition. 

If you want us to guess how much T-Mobile will be charging for this stunning 5G-enabled powerhouse... we'd rather not. But we're definitely looking at a new all-time record for OnePlus devices.

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16 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

They need more box space to write the "7T Pro 5G McLaren" model name.

2. matistight

Posts: 1007; Member since: May 13, 2009

Annndddd now they have my interest back.

14. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I read this article earlier today, then went into a T-Mobile store to see the 7 pro in person after work. They no longer carry the 7 pro in the stores (have to order that one online), only the 7T now. The manager said he went through some training about the 7T pro McLaren edition and it is coming soon. He also said there is a Verizon one (not sure how he knew that as a T-mo employee...). If Verizon has one I will get it for sure. If Verizon does not, I may buy this one from T-mobile and use it on Verizon for the 4g only as 5g is still a ways out anyway. Now if only it had 512gb (or SD card), wireless charging, and non-curved screen this would be perfect.

3. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I'm getting this phone, period

4. TadTrickle

Posts: 97; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

This here is a winner

5. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Sounds like a beast but of course it will be vastly overpriced, as been the usual case with OnePlus phones recently.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

OnePlus smartphones are cheaper than the competitions flagships, so if OnePlus is vastly overpriced, the likes of Googles flagship Pixels, Samsung's Note and S Series, Huawei's Mate and P Series, and Apples iPhones are vastly overpriced times 10.

8. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Actually the Note 9 is far less expensive than it was during release, the Pixel 4 base price is close to the iphone 11, and I don't care about Huawei. I'm just speaking from past experience with the price of similar OnePlus devices.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you’re comparing a 5G model to a 4G models? Of course the 5G model is going to be more expensive than 4G models. There’s more expensive components inside of it. And of course the older Note 9 is going to be less expensive than current flagships. You’re comparing apples to oranges trying to make current and 5G OnePlus smartphones that haven’t even been released yet look bad against older smartphones that have been out for about a year, and it doesn’t work that way. Comparing equal devices, as in 4G vs 4G, OnePlus is less expensive and while offering what the expensive flagship models offer, and in some cases, it offers more, like current OnePlus models offering more than current Pixels.

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Dude, I just got the 7t , iPhone 11 and ordered pixel 4xl. Now, I might get this to go along with them.

15. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Why so many phones?

10. Joosty

Posts: 486; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I just bought a 7T, it would be nice to know when it is available my 14 day return. Will be over in one week.

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Might be next Friday

12. Stig1

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 16, 2019

any word on whether oneplus will sell it unlocked directly on their site?

13. AlienKiss

Posts: 241; Member since: May 21, 2019

Bleah! Show me one McLaren driver that actually uses a OP phone as their daily driver. Result: there aren't any. Op McLaren, huawho Porsche. These are nothing but an INSULT to those very respectable car brands. PERIOD. If I'd go to Porsche to buy a car and they'd bug me into buying a whoawho phone with it, I'd instantly go to other car brand just out of spite. And I'd come back to rub it in their nose. Black Matte AMG GT 4 Door Coupe over any Porsche! Any time of the day!

16. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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