OnePlus' most expensive phone to date, the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition is back on sale in India and like previous times, it will be available exclusively on Amazon.

The special OnePlus 6T edition costs Rs 50,999 and prospective buyers can claim up to Rs 7,050 cash back if he or she is ready to part their old device for the new flagship phone.

Should you buy OnePlus 6T McLaren edition?

You can go ahead with the purchase if you are in an immediate need to buy a new marquee phone. Also, it can be noted as the OnePlus 7, which is expected to make its debut in late May or June and will eventually get replaced by OnePlus 7T in the second half of 2019.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition unboxingIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Also, the OnePlus 7 is most likely to boast a pop-up front camera and triple rear camera on the back in addition to new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. So, there will be a not much bigger upgrade in the OnePlus 7 and won't miss much in the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition. If you buy the latter, you can replace it next year with OnePlus 8 series, which will definitely come much better features.

For those unaware, OnePlus 6T McLaren edition flaunts the UK company's F1 car-inspired carbon fibre texture on the back with glossy glass shell on top. It also boasts papaya orange-hued flame-like streak running around the lower half of the frame, which further enhances the visual appeal.

Another notable attribute of the new OnePlus 6T variant is the Warp Charge 30 capability. The company claims that the device can fully charge from zero to 100% within one hour. And in 20 minutes, it is more than enough to offer a full day of talk time. The only phone that can better its capability is its sister brand Oppo R17 Pro with SuperVOOC technology. It can actually fully power it from zero to 100% in around 40 minutes.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition first impressions
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition first impressionsIBTimes India/Sami Khan

The new model houses 10GB RAM, making it the only phone in the Indian market to have such high physical memory. Rest of the features of the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition is the same as the standard model.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition sports 6.41 full HD+ Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 series shield on top and to power the massive screen, it comes with 3,700mAh battery, 400mAh more than the OnePlus 6 (3,300mAh). In addition to the face unlock feature, it will also come with in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Key specifications of OnePlus 6T:

Model OnePlus 6T
Display 6.41-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
  • Support: sRGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Always-on Display, Lift Up Display
OS Android Pie-based OxygenOS
Processor 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)
  • Main: 16MP with Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), F1.7 aperture + 20MP with Sony IMX376K, F1.7 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with dual-LED flash, AI Scene Detection, Portrait, Pro mode, Night mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting, RAW image
  • Front: 16MP with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, Fixed focus, F2.0 aperture, Portrait, HDR, Screen flash, studio lighting, face retouching, smile capture
  • 4K video at 30/60 fps
  • 1080p video at 30/60 fps
  • 720p resolution at 30 fps
  • Super Slow Motion:
  • 1080p video at 240fps, 720p video at 480 fps
  • Time-lapse
  • Video editor
Battery 3,700mAh (non-removable) with Fast Charging (5V 4A)
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (Type: Nano + Nano), In-display, Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac: dual-band: 2/4G/5GHz; 2x2 MIMO), Type C USB v2.0, NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS/GLONASS, Haptic vibration motor, RGB LED notification light, Alert slider, bottom-facing speaker, 2-microphone with noise cancellation, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound, nano coating for protection against water splashes
Dimensions 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight 185g
Colours Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/Thunder Purple
  • 6GB RAM+128GB: Rs 37,999
  • 8GB RAM+128GB: Rs 41,999
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB: Rs 45,999
  • McLaren Edition (10GB RAM +256GB): Rs 50,999