The OnePlus 6T is already one of the best phones you can buy for the money, but if you want just a little bit more from your phone, the McLaren Edition might be the one for you.
So, what’s different about it? Specs, baby. Where the standard 6T comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the McLaren bumps the RAM to a massive 10 gigabytes and it comes stock with 256GB. Beyond that, it also bumps the charging speed (over the including wired charger, that is) with Warp Charge 30. That promises to give 50 percent battery in just 20 minutes on the charger.
Unfortunately, the McLaren Edition doesn’t fix the 6T’s main shortcomings, like the lack of waterproofing. It also doesn’t add some more high-end features, like wireless charging. Personally, I would’ve rather seen those additions over the extra RAM or faster wired charging. But I digress.
There are some aesthetic goings on here, too—the back is carbon fiber and features McLaren’s iconic Papaya Orange around the outside edge. On the software side, the McLaren Edition is also packed with new themes and animations to fit the gotta go fast motif found throughout the rest of the phone.
Of course, these changes also mean a bump in price. The McLaren Edition 6T will set you back $699, which is about $70 more than a regular 6T with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The extra money does get you faster charging and an extra 2GB of RAM, which may be worth it to some. And if you’re still having a hard time justifying the cost, just look at what other manufacturers offer for this price tag—we can almost guarantee it won’t be 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Still, it’s up to you whether it’s worth buying over the regular 6T, which is the bigger question in my mind.
If you’re in, you’ll be able to buy the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition starting on December 13th.