OnePlus is known for launching limited edition smartphones in partnership with renowned brands. While in the past it has partnered with Star Wars franchise and Marvel’s Avengers, this year the Chinese smartphone has collaborated with supercar maker McLaren for a limited edition OnePlus 6T.
Called OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, the smartphone integrates the design DNA of McLaren’s Formula 1 cars with the familiar design of a OnePlus smartphone. The smartphone was unveiled globally on December 11, and was launched in India yesterday. The limited edition smartphone will be available in India starting today at OnePlus’ Experience Store in New Delhi, and will be available online from OnePlus Store and Amazon India starting December 15. If you are a McLaren fan and planning to grab the new device then here is how it is different from a standard OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: Design and Display
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition differs from the standard OnePlus 6T mainly in terms of design. It also features a metal casing with glass back like the standard model but sports a papaya orange finish on the edge of the glass back, which strongly resonates the design of MCL33, the formula one car used by McLaren in the 2018 championship season. There is also elements of carbon fiber finish to resemble the build of a formula one chassis.
OnePlus is calling this finish as Speed Orange, which somewhat justifies what the company is trying to do with this smartphone. The OnePlus 6T standard variant comes in Mirror Black, Midnight Black and Thunder Purple finishes. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is aimed at those who like collecting the most exquisite things and call themselves McLaren fans.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: Specifications
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, like the standard variant, comes with a 6.41-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display supporting a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, and teardrop-style notch. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is one of the biggest selling points for OnePlus 6T.
Both the models are powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8GHz coupled with Adreno 630 SoC. The standard model comes with three different storage options: 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM variant with option for 128GB or 256GB storage. The McLaren Edition, on the other hand, comes with 10GB of RAM and 256GB storage.
The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the first smartphone in India with 10GB of RAM and the additional RAM should lead to even snappier performance. Both the models feature 3,700mAh battery but rely on different charging system. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes bundled with Warp Charge, which charges at 30W as opposed to Dash Charge on the standard model, which only supports 20W fast charging. Both the models run OxygenOS 9.0.5 based on Android 9 Pie.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: Cameras
As far as imaging is concerned, both the models feature an identical setup. There is a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel main shooter with wide f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization. The main camera is coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary camera that acts as depth sensor. For selfies, OnePlus 6T features a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and supports auto-HDR and 1080p video recording.
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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs OnePlus 6T: Pricing
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is priced at Rs 50,999, which is a steep price for any smartphone but OnePlus definitely seems to be offering value here. It also offers an unique packaging, which includes a orange colored wrap charge cable and a piece of carbon fibre from MCL33 F1 car.
The OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, starts at Rs 37,999 and the top end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will set you back by Rs 45,999. If you are a racing or McLaren fan then paying addition Rs 5,000 won’t seem like a big deal but for most people, the top end version should work fine.