The new Cyberpunk 2077 OnePlus 8T is currently the China-exclusive version of the company’s new smartphone around the upcoming CD project Red Game.
The phone has the same features as the OnePlus 8T but looks premium, has a lot of exciting elements for sports fans … and it’s weird.
Special edition phones are always weird. They often form partnerships with a company or media franchise in an effort to connect the producer with a new group of fans.
We’ve taken a look at some of the weirdest special edition handsets we’ve seen in the last few years. This means that we will not talk about the Samsung Matrix tie-in device since the early 2000’s.
Instead, we are focusing on some weird modern smartphones, many of which you will find that you are still able to buy. Unfortunately, you are unable to purchase Cyberpunk OnePlus 8T as it is for China at this stage.
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition
K-pop band BTS is currently one of the largest bands in the world, and South Korean maker Samsung saw an opportunity for a tie-in phone that would encourage fans to pick up this year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. Will.
The BTS edition of the phone comes in a unique purple hue as you can see above, and has a relatively light touch with its K-Pop themes compared to some other special edition handsets.
In fact, techorder senior staff writer Adam Vijestica says he wanted a phone for himself even though he had never listened to BTS before in his life. It’s a special kind of version that looks weird on paper, but paints the eye with that unique purple hue.
2. OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition
And just like that, we’re back in the OnePlus tie-ins. This time around, we’re talking about the OnePlus 6 Special Edition, which revolved around the world’s largest movie franchise – the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It was released to combine with Avengers: Infinity War, and featured a Kevlar-textured rear that looked premium. The strange thing was that the device lacked self-identifying characters, choosing the Avengers logo on the back of the phone instead.
If you wanted it to look more like Marvel, the handset came with a patterned case on the Iron Man’s helmet, and a wallpaper with the Avengers logo. It’s hard to come by now, but you may still be able to find it.
3. HTC Exodus 1 Business Limited Edition
Remember the HTC Exodus 1? You can’t because it wasn’t a big product for the company. It was the company’s first metal in the world to run a blockchain, and was released in 2018.
In 2019, the phone was updated with a new edition in partnership with Bitcoin Exchange Business. Yes, this is a phone built in partnership with Cryptocurrency Exchange for those who love both HTC devices and crypto trading.
The special edition came with native support for your exchange of business, and you can only buy the phone directly with cryptocurrency. When we tried to buy the phone in late 2020, we found that it was out of stock, so we were going to spend our bitcoin elsewhere.
4. Oppo Renault 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition
FC Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the largest football clubs on the planet, but do they have enough fans to justify their special edition of the smartphone? Oppo believes so with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom FC Barcelona Edition.
This is not the kind of phone you are going to buy if you are not a fan of FC Barcelona. The club’s iconic colors are all on the back of the handset, and it can be a great sight for club fans but it definitely restricts who wants to buy it.
It may be a weird choice for a tie-in, but it has a different looking color design and a look that you don’t see on many other modern smartphones, with bold colors. If you’re a fan of Barcelona and Oppo, you’re in luck here.
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Edition
There are many, many tie-in Star Wars phones that we can choose from for this list. We settled on the exclusive version of the latest Star Wars for the 2019 Rise Sk f Skyker, and this is a resized version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
If you’ve seen the latest Star Wars trilogy, you’ll be familiar with Kilo Ren, the Supreme Leader of the First Order and Peterside Committer. Would you like it on the back of your phone?
He is uniquely one of the most prominent figures in the modern triangle, but he still feels that marking the back of your phone is a strange choice of character. The red pen is a lovely touch.