OnePlus may just be a company known for making phones with premium specifications and very affordable prices, though that doesn’t mean it cannot bust loose once in awhile. And also, nothing can say busting loose like a partnership with one of the most fast and recognizable brands in Formula One car makers in the world, being McLaren.
In a very awesome fashion, McLaren, and the Speed Orange OnePlus 6T, is a glorious testament to over the top performance and power. While this design and specs are mostly the same as the standard edition of the phone, there are many key additions that will surely turn heads of course.
- It has 10GB’s of RAM and 256GB’s of storage.
- The charging cable is orange.
- The power adapter is 30W instead of 20W, and has orange accents.
- The phone has an orange ring around the very bottom of the black back with a carbin fiber pattern to mimic the iconic P1. It also prominently features the McLaren name below the OnePlus logo.
Most users will never notice the 10GB’s of RAM versus 8GB’s of RAM on the prior device that was the top-of-the-line 6T or even 6GB’s on the entry level model, though OnePlus is basically giving consumers what they want, the most memory in a phone possible. Ten GB’s of RAM is way more than anyone could ever ask for in a smartphone, and it also gives OnePlus bragging rights, being the Speed Orange 6T actually has more RAM than the $1,250 Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Do you think it’s overkill?, Nah, Do I really want one?, of course.
Though while the RAM is the headline feature here, the best reason to buy the OnePlus McLaren edition is something much less sexy, being the plug. With the 30W charger, the phone takes full advantage of the OnePlus’s new Warm charging tech, which can actually full up half the McLaren’s 3,700mAh battery, making it 30% faster than when using the Fast Charge on the other 6T models. Or put it another way, the McLaren 6T can go from 0 to 50% in just 20 minutes.
Of course, the cutting edge power comes at a price. The OnePlus 6T Speed Orange edition will cost around $699, being $70 more than the Midnight Black model with 8GB’s of RAM and 256GB’s of storage. The McLaren 6T is definitely cheaper than other luxury car crossover phones (like the Mate 20 Porsche Edition and the Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition), though it’s a lot for a OnePlus phone, and pretty soon we are going to have to start asking what affordability really means. OnePlus CEO Pete Launches said the new 6T represents “the beginning of an exciting partnership with McLaren”, so we could probably except to see the future OnePlus smartphones with the branding, likely with similarly excessive specifications and much higher prices.
The OnePlus 6T McLaren in Speed Orange will be soon available on Thursday, December 13th, for $699 through OnePlus.com
And why does this matter?, OnePlus is having something of a breakout year, and not only does the OnePlus 6T have premium specifications, but, it actually is the company’s best designed phones and is one of the first to feature an in-display fingerprint ssensor. Plus, it’s sold in all T-Mobile stores, which gives the handset visibility like never before. The Speed Orange variant will likely sell out pretty fast, though most importantly, it gives OnePlus bragging right sand also a cool factor you will not find on any other smartphone.