The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is Here With an Orange Trim and Carbon Fibre Design

By Tom Pritchard on at

After a bit of speculation and teasing, OnePlus has finally unveiled the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. It's a brand new version of the 6T that was released back in October, complete with all the associated features, but a few things have changed. For one the McLaren Edition has an orange streak, and that's not a pun or metaphor it literally has an orange trim round the outside.

Despite some rumours claiming the phone would be coloured 'Speed Orange', OnePlus is actually calling this new tint 'Papaya Orange'. But an orange phone is enough to give some people some cheap Windows Phone flashbacks, and has been applied to the whole phone. Instead there's a carbon fibre-like design under the glass back, inspired by the material used in so many fancy cars these days. Plus there's a McLaren logo, because of course there is.

But the McLaren Edition is about more than just a new look. This model increases the amount of RAM to 10GB (2GB more than usual) which should end up offering some very speedy phone usage. It also comes with 256GB of storage which, as ever, is not expandable.

The 6T McLaren Edition will also see the launch of OnePlus's rebranded fast charging system, and as expected it's being called Warp Charge now. Well specifically this one is called Warp Charge 30, because it has 30 watts of power, and improves the existing fast charging stats by ten minutes. That means you can get 50% of your battery back in 20 minutes rather than 30. Sticking with the orange theme, the Warp Charge cable in the box is braided and will be coloured Papaya Orange.

Oh and OnePlus created a book about itself and McLaren, which has some suitably orange pages inside and will be included in the box.

The phone is limited edition, which means there are probably only a limited number available, and comes in a fancy carbon fibre-effect box too. It'll cost you £649 (£70 more than the 8/256GB OnePlus 6T) and will be available to buy on Thursday 13th December at 9am.