Fancy a smartphone with 10GB of RAM? That’s two GB more than my ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Crazy? Not really. Well, maybe you have to be a little crazy to stand out, right? OnePlus has done just that with its OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Yes, supercar maker McLaren. The special edition phone not only packs a whopping amount of memory, but also the mind-blowingly fast Warp Charge. Plus (pun intended), the phone comes in an exquisite packaging that OnePlus (and possibly McLaren) fans will like.
The official OnePlus Malaysia store on Lazada first offered the device for pre-order over a week ago. If you’ve missed that window, unfortunately it’s out of stock for now. The limited edition phone retails at MYR3,388. A regular OnePlus 6T goes for MYR2,458 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, MYR2,738 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version, and MYR2,989 for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model.
It’s no secret that OnePlus has gone upmarket with its devices. A far cry from when it entered the scene with the original OnePlus One. So, no more the affordable “flagship killer” which helped the brand build a cultish following around. That said, the brand is still an alternative flagship.
If you don’t care about having the best camera, or wireless charging, or IP-rated dust- and water-resistant, that is. Elements that are continued to be ignored by OnePlus. These are compensated with top notch hardware, though.
There’s of course the “there’s-no-such-thing-as-too-much-RAM” 10GB of memory, the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and this ground-breaking rapid charge technology formerly known as Dash Charge.
You should check out this unboxing video by SoyaCincau:
The device itself features a carbon fibre design back with McLaren Papaya Orange accents.
It gets a 3,700mAh battery that supports OnePlus’ new 30W Warp Charge (5V 6A). OnePlus claims you can get a 50 percent charge in just 20 minutes.