OnePlus may be a company known for crafting phones with premium specs and affordable prices but that doesn't mean it can't bust loose once in a while. And nothing says busting loose like a partnership with one of the fastest and most recognizable Formula One car makers in the world, McLaren. In true McLaren fashion, the Speed Orange OnePlus 6T is a glorious testament to over-the-top performance and power. The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition comes with an orange racing stripe. Most users will never notice 10GB of RAM versus 8GB of RAM on the previous top-of-the-line 6T or even 6GB on the entry-level model, but OnePlus is basically giving enthusiasts what they want: the most memory in a phone.
OnePlus can't stop making different variants of its flagships, and its latest effort is the result of a team-up with car maker McLaren. The new OnePlus 6T McLaren edition is basically a tweaked version of the phone maker's latest flagship, that's designed to deliver the speed you'd expect from a race car-branded handset. The most obvious upgrade is the McLaren 6T's 10GB of RAM, compared to the 6GB or 8GB on the regular model. This should provide plenty of power for multitasking, on top of the beefy Snapdragon 845 processor that also sits in the original flagship. By our count, there are only three other phones with this much RAM on the market, but those are pretty niche devices that are mostly available in China right now.
The OnePlus 6T, see our full review, is one of the best phones of 2018 and is one that I keep going back to. After a month with the 6T, it is clearly the best value available today with T-Mobile's $579 model satisfying the masses. For the past week I've been using a special version of the OnePlus 6T, the McLaren Edition, and while it's not really something that 6T owners need to upgrade to, it is one of the coolest smartphones available today. Orange is my favorite color and the subtle way that OnePlus added McLaren's papaya orange to the bottom back edges, along with carbon fiber in the glass back, is awesome. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition includes the following specifications, features, and accessories that are unique to this $699 model.
OnePlus and McLaren just announced the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, a beefed-up version of OnePlus's flagship with 10GB of RAM and a super-fast "Warp Charge 30" adapter in the box. SEE ALSO: OnePlus is making a 5G phone, but it won't be cheap This new charger, which boasts 30 watts of power, will give the phone "a day's power in just 20 minutes," according to McLaren. Other than the charger and the ungodly amount of RAM (note that Xiaomi has several phones with 10GB of RAM, and Oppo will likely have one soon), the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has the same specs as the regular 6T. There are some visual differences, though. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes in a new color, Papaya Orange, and has a carbon fiber-like pattern underneath the phone's glass back.
The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition is real - and it's headed to the US as an exclusive carried by T-Mobile. It seems the phone is the same as the OnePLus 7T Pro McLaren Edition revealed at the launch of the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro earlier in October - except, of course, it can hook up to a super-fast 5G network. It will be the second phone capable of hooking up to the T-Mobile 5G network after the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. The phone itself, like previous McLaren Editions of T-Mobile phones, is top of the line even beyond the 7T Pro: the RAM has been increased from 8G to 12GB and features an orange-and-black color scheme. It's been available to buy outside the US as a 4G version, while this is the first we're hearing about a 5G edition.