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December 12, 2018

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition – Exceptional Speed and a Dash of Orange

The Chinese smartphone brand “OnePlus” is known for manufacturing handsets with premium specs and affordable prices but that doesn’t really mean that OnePlus cannot bust loose once in a while. And nothing says breaking loose like a partnership with world’s fastest and most identifiable Formula One car manufacturer named McLaren.

OnePlus has now teamed up with McLaren to deliver their audience a souped-up OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition in Australia. In terms of design and a few onboard configurations, it looks a lot like OnePlus 6T but there are some subtle changes. Let’s dive into OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition and see what it dishes out.

Release Date and Price:

The handset officially unveiled at McLaren’s Technology Center in Woking, England housing an Orange, McLaren-inspired design, a whopping 10GB of RAM and latest charging Technology which promises to charge even faster as compared to Dash Charge Technology.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition release date is December 13th, 2018 in major parts of Western Europe and North America. When (or if) it arrives in Australia? It’s yet to be announced.

The OnePlus 6T Price Australia is AU$973 which is around AU$100 higher as compared to 8GB + 256GB configuration of standard OnePlus 6T.

Comparing with Huawei’s Porsche Design and Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition smartphone, AU$973 is indeed higher and break your bank.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Specs:

The smartphone is coming with Optic AMOLED 6.41-inches screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Android 9.0 Pie and a whopping 10GB of RAM. Other OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition specifications include:

  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • Build: Front Back Glass, Aluminum Frame
  • Display Size: 6.41-inches Optic AMOLED
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2340 Pixels (19.5:9 Aspect Ratio)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM and ROM: 10GB with 256GB (Expandable No Further)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 20MP (f/1.7 + f/1.7)
  • Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0
  • Video Recording: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sensors: Compass, Gyro, Fingerprint (in-screen),Accelerometer and Proximity
  • Battery: 3700mAh (Warp Charge 30 Technology)
  • Colors: Speed Orange

Design And Display:

The latest and coolest edition has the same dimensions as OnePlus 6T, at 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm. The front side is entirely covered by the screen whereas the power button and volume rockers are holding their position on the sides, USB-C Port on the base and there is no headphone jack. However, you’ll get an orange 3.5mm adapter in the box.

A McLaren Logo is on the rear and under the glass on the back, OnePlus has worked in a carbon fiber-like pattern around the camera block. That sounds similar to that of a material McLaren uses in its Formula One cars.

Display-wise, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with an impressive 6.41-inches Full HD Optic AMOLED display alongside a water droplet notch. The screen is being supported by the maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels at 402 PPI density for immersive visuals.

According to several online sources, it’s bright, vivid and clear and sports an on-screen fingerprint scanner – enable users to unlock the device with their fingers through the screen.

Performance and Power:

It’s powered by a hefty 10GB of RAM and it’s indeed the first smartphone available globally which comprises that much amount of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has also equipped with 10GB of RAM but not as widely available.

The more RAM improves multi-tasking, heavy lifting tasks and lets you give super-smooth performance whether you switch between multiple apps or play graphics enriched games. A few numbers of best-performing smartphones of 2018 with 4GB of RAM include Google Pixel 3 XL and Apple iPhone XS Max.

The Galaxy Note 9 and S9, on the other hand, do pack in more RAM but this time around, OnePlus and Xiaomi are only hitting 10GB Mark.

The brain behind McLaren Edition is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset which means it’s able to manage any heavy lifting task you throw at it. The Android 9.0 Pie operating system is slick, fast and fluid under the finger.

Camera and Battery:

As mentioned above, McLaren Edition looks a lot like the standard OnePlus 6T, a rear, and the front camera is one of them. Outback, you’ll see a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera configuration with an aperture of f/1.7 + f/17 respectively alongside a bunch of features including HDR, Panorama and much more features.

Out front, there is a 16MP front-facing camera with Auto-HDR and gyro-EIS features. One can record 1080p videos at 30fps as well.

In terms of battery, it’s backed by a 3700mAh non-removable battery which gives you a solid day of use from a single charge and you’ll often find yourself with a little extra in the tank.

Extra 2GB of RAM inside McLaren Edition making it a little hungrier. However, it’s bearing a Warp Charge 30 Technology which means it’ll top up OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition faster as compared to any previous charging tech from the firm.

According to OnePlus itself, you’ll get a charge for all day long from a 20 minutes charge with Warp Charge 30 which is definitely an improvement on 30 minute Dash Charge.


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