“The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition model will likely have the tagline Salute to Speed”
A OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition may be on the way, likely with a new design inspired by the F1 racing team. The company will be announcing the product of this collaboration on December 12th in India. In a statement, OnePlus said the product will “incorporate both McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing.” The brand says the collaboration plays on the common ethos of both companies in a ‘Salute to Speed’, which is likely to be the tagline for the upcoming limited edition model.
This will be the first special edition variant for the OnePlus 6T, which launched in October this year in three configurations. The smartphone was originally launched in Mirror Black and Midnight Black colour options, which were soon joined by the Thunder Purple paintjob.
Commenting on the partnership, OnePlus CEO and Founder, Pete Lau said, “McLaren and OnePlus were born in a similar way – with a big dream to create something special. Starting from nothing, we challenged ourselves to never settle. Today we unveil a true testament to innovation, a salute to speed.”
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, said, “The OnePlus brand is synonymous with speed and power, two values that McLaren likewise strives to deliver with every car we build. Bringing together the inventive, pioneering spirit shared by both OnePlus and McLaren is a firm statement of intent to leverage our collective powers and break new ground for innovative ideas and technology.”
OnePlus has previously partnered with Disney for OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition and OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition. It has also partnered with Paris-based retailer Colette for the OnePlus 3T Colette Edition and fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for the Callection that comprised accessories and gear.
OnePlus 6T is the latest smartphone from the brand and the first to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has the biggest display and battery yet on a OnePlus smartphone at 6.3-inch and 3,700mAh, respectively. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.