McLaren and OnePlus Team Up on Superfast Smartphone

By Paul Joseph

High-end sportscar makers McLaren have partnered with mobile phone company OnePlus to create an ultra-powerful smartphone, borne out of a shared passion for speed.

Marking the start of a long-term partnership between the two brands, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is billed as a harmonious combination of speed, technology and beauty and is the phone company’s fastest handset yet.

Unmatched speed is at the heart of the handset, with new technology including Warp Charge 30, OnePlus’ new charging standard, which takes fast charging to new heights, delivering a day’s power in just 20 minutes.

Thanks to new Integrated Circuits in both the charger and the phone, as well as finely tuned power management software, 30 watts of power flow to the handset without slowing down, even when the device is being used, or generating excessive heat.

The signature McLaren colour, Papaya Orange, races around the bottom edge of the device before fading into the black. The pattern underneath the glass back of the phone is based on McLaren’s ground-breaking carbon fibre, the technology at the heart of all McLaren cars since 1981 when it was introduced to the Formula 1 car design, before being integrated into all McLaren road cars in 1993.

With the device comes a book celebrating the history of both companies, and on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, people can enjoy the exclusive software animations, tuned to McLaren’s unique style and history.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition was recently unveiled at OnePlus’s “Salute to Speed” event at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, United Kingdom.

It is currently available in Western Europe and North America, priced at £649,000, and will also soon be on sale in India, China and the Nordics.

By Paul Joseph