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(Pocket-lint) - When the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition was unveiled in London there was no mention of 5G - it was all about updating the handset to give customers the latest hardware, including a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, more RAM and faster charging - and that luscious McLaren makeover, of course.

But adding to the speed of this already speedy version is a 5G variant - and it's going to be exclusive to T-Mobile in the US - of which the company says "the Un-carrier will be the ONLY place in the U.S. to get this 5G superphone."


Let's just be clear: nothing was said about this being a 5G phone previously and it appears that it will only be available as a 4G LTE device for those buying it outside the US. On the UK store it's listed as 4G - although it's not available until 5 November.

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EE was one of the first networks to offer the 5G OnePlus 7 Pro earlier in 2019, so this type of exclusive offering isn't unheard of for the company. OnePlus has confirmed to us that the phone will be exclusive to T-Mobile, so those hoping to get a SIM-free version of this handset in 5G might be disappointed.

What's also interesting is that rumours had previously suggested that Sprint would be getting a 5G handset from OnePlus - something that still remains elusive. 

The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition comes in exquisite packaging, with possibly the best case you'll find for the OnePlus phone - along with the 30T Warp charger that will have your phone fuelled up in no time. It promises to be a powerhouse of a phone - just that little bit better than the OnePlus 7 Pro that already won plenty of praise. 

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It's not the only 5G handset that T-Mobile is offering - you can also get the excellent Samsung Galaxy S10 5G too.

Writing by Chris Hall.