The OnePlus 6T which was unveiled in October is the most powerful (and expensive) OnePlus smartphone to date… or at least it was until today when the company unveiled a new special edition model priced at $699.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren features a rear cover with design “inspired by McLaren” including a logo for the automotive company on the back of the phone and a black and orange USB charging cable.

You’re not just paying a premium for the design and logo on this phone though — it’s also the first OnePlus phone to feature 10GB of RAM and the company’s Warp Charge 30 fast-charging.

That means you can get a 50 percent charge by plugging in the phone for 20 minutes.

As for the extra RAM… it probably won’t make much of a difference, honestly. Theoretically extra RAM could help with multitasking or resource-intensive applications, but it’s not like the non-McLaren editions of this phone were slouches in the memory department.

The $549 model has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or you can pay $579 for a version with 8GB/128GB or $629 for an 8GB/256GB version.

Then again that means you’re only paying $70 extra for the 10GB/256GB OnePlus 6T McLaren edition phone with a custom design, faster charging, and the extra RAM (whether you need it or not).

Like all other versions of the phone, the OnePlus 6T McLaren has a 6.4 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop-style selfie camera notch.  It has a 3,700 mAh battery, UFS 2.1 storage, 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras, and Android 9 Pie software (with OxygenOS software).


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3 replies on “OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition features 10GB RAM, faster charging, $699 price tag”

  1. I was watching the unboxing video of this phone yesterday and I found out that they are including a Mclaren speed mark logo (a desk ornament) inside the box which is made up of real carbon fibre.
    And at the back of the phone, there is a very subtle carbon fibre effect which is visible if you look at it very closely.
    It also features a preloaded AR app that unlocks several secrets from the Mclaren book provided inside the box as well.

  2. I was doing a little reading on OnePlus yesterday (wikipedia) because someone at work had one and this statement struck me:

    > Lau explained that “we will never be different just for the sake of being different. Everything done has to improve the actual user experience in day-to-day use.”

    When I clicked the link for the 6T, I read this:

    > The lack of a headphone jack was also criticized, as well as the removal of the notification LED.

    So much for “user experience in day-to-day use.” It’s like there’s one single entity making the same (dumb) decisions for every phone manufacturer.

  3. The SuperDash charging is the best upgrade (dual batteries, dual fast charging, stress on the power-adaptor and not on the device).

    However, it looks kind of ugly to me. And its still omitting some crucial features like IP68 waterproofing, MIL-STD-810G testing, wireless fast-charging, and USB 3.1 spec from the port. Not to mention front-firing stereo loudspeakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD port, and a DualSIM slot.

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