The teardown video shared by PBKreviews on YouTube shows a thick back plate on the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition with a lamination layer on the inside that gives the feeling of a sandstone back but feels like glass to the touch. The top part of the back has a large glass area that is purely for aesthetics. Beyond these changes, the internals are identical to the regular OnePlus 8T.
The chips are covered with thermal paste, copper tape, and then with graphite tape. The OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition has a dual battery setup as it supports faster 65W charging speeds; the dual battery also helps with thermals. There is a 2,200mAh battery and a 2,250mAh battery in the phone. There is also a copper vapour chamber in the phone that extends under the battery.
The teardown video shows the cumbersome process remove one needs to go through to replace the display. The backplate will have to be removed first, followed by the bottom cover with the speaker assembly, and then the sub-board at the bottom, to get to the display cable.
OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition is only available in China and is priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 44,500) for the sole 12GB + 256GB variant. The regular OnePlus 8T is available in India for Rs. 42,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs. 45,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant.
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