Brand cooperation is becoming a growing trend in the mobile phone industry. Huawei has always teamed up with Porsche Design since the launch of the Mate 10 Porsche Design and later the Mate 20 Porsche Design. OPPO also launched a Lamborghini edition of the flagship OPPO Find X. OnePlus joined the bandwagon recently with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition in Europe and later India.
The OP6T McLaren edition has now been unveiled in China. It comes with a price tag of 4599 yuan ($666) and will go on sale at 10 AM on December 17 via Jingdong (JD.com) and OnePlus’ official website. Notably, the price is lower than that of the European version and even the retail price in India where it was announced for Rs.50,99 ($709). Shipping and import duties may have played a role in the slightly higher price.
The flagship device packs an avalanche of new features which distinguishes it from the regular OnePlus 6T. Top of the pack is 10 GB of RAM + 256GB storage as well as a new super fast rapid charging technology called Warp Charge. The Warp Charge 30 allows the smartphone to gain 50-percent battery juice in just twenty minutes. The retail package of the phone has a 30W charger. The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition also comes with a carbon-fiber texture under its rear glass which becomes luminous when direct light falls on it. An orange lining which shines when viewed from different angles can be seen at the bottom of the glass back. The orange lining continues on both sides and fades into the black color of the rear. The McLaren logo is placed towards the bottom of the rear shell.
In addition, the model still retains the Snapdragon 845 chipset that is on the regular OnePlus 6T, a 6.41-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED screen with waterdrop notch. The display is embedded with an in-screen fingerprint reader and it is well-protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 layer. The device gets its interface from an Android 9.0 Pie-based Oxygen OS. The device also packs a 3700mAh battery among others.