OnePlus always manages to stay in the loop by bringing out new editions for its latest devices. The company is now gearing up to launch a new McLaren Edition for its OnePlus 6T smartphone. It has partnered with the leading automotive maker McLaren to bring out the new edition. It will first be launched in Woking, London on December 11, 2018, followed by a consecutive launch in Mumbai, India on December 12, 2018.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Launching in India on December 12 in Mumbai
OnePlus calls its partnership with McLaren as ‘Salute to Speed’. The collaboration incorporates both McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing, which are one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula 1 racing. In India, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will be launched in India on December 12 at Richardson & Cruddas, Byculla, Mumbai at 6PM IST. The first event, however, will be held in Woking, London.
This is not the first time when OnePlus is teaming up with another known brand for a limited edition of its smartphones. The company partnered with Parisian retailer Colette for the OnePlus 3T x Colette 20th Anniversary Edition, with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for the OnePlus 5 x JCC+Limited Edition, with Marvel for the OnePlus 6 x Marvel Avengers Limited Edition, and Star Wars for OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. Besides, OnePlus is not the first smartphone maker to get into a collaboration with a car manufacturer.
OnePlus and @McLarenF1. Forever in pursuit of speed. Experience the #SalutetoSpeed on December 11. https://t.co/inqbUCRYcK pic.twitter.com/Q7HGBqmZtw
— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 27, 2018
Right From Huawei to Oppo, Partnerships With Car Manufacturers Has Been in Trend
Recently, Huawei teamed up with Porsche for the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design while Oppo partnered with Lamborghini for its Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition. All these phones had a distinct design and were priced slightly higher than the standard variants of the same smartphone. The selling point for the limited edition units is their unique design created with top-notch craftsmanship. Launched in limited quantities, the limited edition phones get sold out in a jiffy.
For the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, we can expect it to feature the auto maker’s logo on the rear panel. It may also come pre-loaded with a custom theme based on McLaren’s cars. As of now, we do not have much information regarding the other customizations that the OEM may have included in the edition, but we can expect some surprises for the McLaren fans.
OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant in India boasting a gradient bac panel that changes pattern as per the light falling on its surface. The OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant was launched at INR 41,999 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.
OnePlus 6T Specifications
The OnePlus 6T packs a 6.41-inch full-HD+ Optic AMOLED display at 1080×2340 pixels resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor clubbed with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. The phone features 16MP+20MP dual rear camera setup with dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture (primary) and f/2.0 aperture (secondary), 1.2-micron pixel size, OIS, and EIS. A 3,700mAh battery backs the device with support for 20W fast charging. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and aptX HD support, NFC support, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and USB Type-C port. It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 6T misses out on the 3.5mm audio jack and comes bundled with a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter.
What’s your take on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition? Would you be looking forward to its launch in India on December 12, 2018? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
In the meantime, you can also check out our OnePlus 6T unboxing video.