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What's new about OnePlus 6T's McLaren edition?

By Ashish Narsale
December 14, 2018 13:00 IST
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If you are passionate about sports cars and want a collectible for your showcase, this phone will interest you, says Ashish Narsale.

IMAGE: OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Photograph: Kind courtesy, OnePlus_IN/Twitter
 

Smartphone brand OnePlus is best known for its speed and performance.

The Chinese company has now collaborated with the British sports car maker McLaren Automotive to bring you OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.

The McLaren edition which has a papaya orange colour comes with 10GB of RAM, a first in India.

It boasts of OnePlus's 30 watt Warp Charge 30 technology that charges your battery in just 20 minutes.

Currently, it is priced at Rs 50,999, which is Rs 5,000 more than OnePlus 6T's top variant (8GB RAM + 256 GB RAM.)

IMAGE: Fans and media check out OnePlus 6T's McLaren edition at the OnePlus experience zone. Photograph: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

Design

There is no major change in OnePlus 6T's design except a papaya orange coloured line which runs at the bottom edges on the back of the phone.

To give a sporty feel, it is covered with carbon fibre textured design under the glass and features a McLaren logo at the bottom of the phone.

IMAGE: McLaren's logo is clearly visible in the latest edition. Photograph: Rediff.com

Hardware

The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 System on Chip (SoC).

This is the first phone with 10GB RAM capacity to be available in India.

For storage, the phone has 256GB of ROM. Ideally, a 512 GB be would have piqued our interest as the phone does not support expandable storage.

Battery

The phone houses the same 3700 mAh battery. 

The fast charger based Warp Charge 30 is a fast charge technology by OnePlus.

IMAGE: (clockwise from top) The phone is embedded in a special booklet, and comes with a transparent tablet with McLaren carbon fibre logo, a papaya orange coloured Type-C cable with 30 watt Warp Charge 30 charger. All this is uniquely packed in a textured box. Photograph: Kind courtesy OnePlus.in

What's inside the box?

The phone comes in a uniquely McLaren branding packaging.

It is strategically placed in a McLaren book which gives the history of the McLaren cars, a McLaren carbon fiber emblem makes worth for a sports car fan, Warp Charge 30 fast charger with McLaren customised Orange Type-C cable and rest of the usual accessories.

OnePlus also provide a Type-C to 3.5 mm audio adapter inside the box.

Below is the comparison between the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition and OnePlus 6T.

SpecificationOnePlus 6T McLaren editionOnePlus 6T
Body Glass Glass
Resolution FHD+ (2340 x 1080) SuperAMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080) SuperAMOLED
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
Display Size 6.41" 6.41"
Chipset (SOC) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM/ROM/Expandable 10GB/256GB 6GB/128GB
8GB/128GB
8GB/256GB
Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.0 16 MP, f/2.0
Rear Camera 16 MP, f/1.7 + 20 MP f/1.7 16 MP, f/1.7 + 20 MP f/1.7
Battery 3,700 mAh Warp Charge 30 3,700 mAh Dash Charge
USB Type-C Type-C
Operating System Android Pie 9.0 with Oxygen OS 9.0.5 Android Pie 9.0 with Oxygen OS 9.0.5
Other In-Display fingerprint, 30 watt fast charger In-Display fingerprint, 20 watt fast charger
Price 10GB+256GB, Rs 50,999 6GB/128GB, Rs 37,999
8GB/128GB, Rs 41,999
8GB/256GB, Rs 45,999

Verdict

If you are passionate about sports cars and want a collectible for your showcase, this phone will interest you.

Except for the warp charge and 10GB RAM, there is nothing new the phone can offer in terms of user experience. 

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