OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is currently the high-end variant in the 6T lineup, packing incredibly powerful specs and also a stunning design. We are currently reviewing the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition after unboxing the smartphone on Tuesday, and so far the handset surely seems promising.
But the biggest mystery of it all was ended at the official launch of OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition in Mumbai on Wednesday, where the Chinese phone maker revealed the pricing and availability of this limited edition smartphone in India. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is priced at Rs 50,999, making it the company's most expensive smartphone ever.
OnePlus 6T McLaren sale in India
OnePlus 6T McLaren edition will be available in India in a special sale on December 13 at the OnePlus Experience Store in Connaught Place, New Delhi, which also marks the opening of the third Experience Store in India. OnePlus 6T McLaren will be available in an open sale as well, but starting December 15. Buyers can head over to Amazon.in, OnePlus official online store and OnePlus exclusive storesBangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
Buyers can also avail some exciting launch offers on the new 6T variant. As a part of the company's fifth-anniversary celebrations, OnePlus announced 6 months no-cost EMI offer, Rs 2,000 cashback on all EMI transactions using Axis Bank cards or Rs 1,500 cashback on all transactions made using Axis Bank cards across all stores. Finally, buyers can get an additional Rs 3,000 off on exchanging old OnePlus handset and Rs 2,000 off on exchanging any other phone on Amazon.in, Oneplus.in and offline OnePlus stores.
But the question is whether the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition at Rs 50,999 worth buying? First of all, this new special edition is not just a different colour variant. OnePlus has gone above and beyond to make sure buyers feel justified while buying the 6T McLaren Edition.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with a whopping 10GB RAM, which opens some new opportunities for users to explore areas like 4K recording, high-end gaming and augmented reality without any lags or jitters. Previously, the most expensive model by OnePlus was the 6T with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which costs Rs 45,999 in India. By comparison, the McLaren Edition is charging Rs 5,000 extra.
Besides offering the highest RAM in a smartphone, OnePlus has also improved the fast charging tech as it rebranded Fast Charge (formerly Dash Charge) to Warp Charge 30. The number 30 signifies 30W power, which higher than Fast Charge's 20W (5V/ 4A) output. The company is claiming that its McLaren Edition with Warp Charge 30 can offer a day's power in 20 minutes.
With these worthy improvements, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition puts on a good show for onlookers. It comes adorned in a glass sandwich design but has a subtle layer of carbon fibre texture underneath the rear glass. But what stands out is the papaya orange outline along the bottom of the phone's rear edge fading into black as it moves to the top. Both these design cues are in line with McLaren's signature design in F1 cars.
The special edition model also has exclusive accessories, such as a Kevlar-like back cover, orange braided Type-C cord and a Type-C to 3.5mm connector, and a black Warp Charge adapter. The overall packaging of the 6T McLaren Edition is in line with the black and orange theme.
Finally, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with a specially designed McLaren logo using the F1 AA-grade carbon fibre, which the company says is the same material used in the McLaren MCL33 2018 Formula 1 car.
The rest of the features in the special variant remain unchanged. Here's a look at the key specs of OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition below:
Display: 6.41-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6
Main camera: 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor with OIS, EIS, CDAF, f/1.7 aperture + 20MP Sony IMX376K f/1.7 aperture secondary camera, 4K recording at 60fps, and more
Selfie: 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0micronx pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Battery: 3,700mAh with Warp Charge 30
OS: Android Pie-based OxygenOS
Security: In-display fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock,
Add-ons: Dual SIM slots, USB Type-C, NFC, 2 microphones with noise cancellation, nano-coating for water resistance