Instead of being a simple brand exercise – with just a nice logo and some photo capabilities with drivers – the new Special Edition OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has delivered something that is of real interest to those who follow the sport carefully. 19659002] During the spotlight at the McLaren Woking Factory on Tuesday, the official launch of the handset revealed how the new generation of phones has F1's past and present in the heart.
OnePlus has embraced McLaren's story with the papaya orange box that the phone comes in to make it clear from the start that this is about greeting the team's legacy.
But it's only when the smartphone is unlocked from the back. Part of the book, the extent of the link between McLaren and OnePlus became clear.
The phone itself has a carbon fiber-shrunk case under the back glass – which has only been available before in luxury phones.
There is also the McLaren logo on the back, with the papaya orange brand. When you turn on your Android device, a load screen is created that mimics the orange vibrant garage wall that looks like F1 tracks.
When the phone is up, the true nature of the McLaren book comes to live like a "Salute to Speed" Augmented Reality App brings some fascinating insight and cool trick.
Black and white images come alive with video and audio to reflect on Bruce McLaren's life and story of the team.
But the best element is coming to an end when a black and white overhead image of MCL33 turns into the page as it turns into a full color car – runs in a wind tunnel with aero effects and sound on top.
In a world where AR is becoming increasingly important, this element in the link shows that both companies use what they can offer.
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Photo by: Jon Noble
T ech spec
In true F1 spirit, OnePlus has also created the technical boundaries – introduces some groundbreaking elements that will get tech geeks excited.
It's e One of the few phones available in the world that boasts 10GB of RAM (with 256GB of data) to make sure things go as fast as possible. With a 4k camera movie of 60fps, this capacity will be important to help treat it.
But perhaps the most impressive feature is what is called Warp Charge 30 – which allows the phone to charge up to 50% (enough for a full day) in just 20 minutes.
Something Carlos Sainz pointed out as something that would turn him if he was on the market for a new phone.
"The way they can charge the battery in 20 minutes, that's one of the things that's handy," he said. "And when I go by phone, I go for handy phones.
" It's one of these things at 15:00 and 16:00 when you run out of battery and you still have the day in front of you, there's something that really comes on my nerves! This is a good tool. "
As a special bonus for the buyer, each box in the new phone contains a small presentation with a McLaren-shaped piece of carbon fiber produced from the same batch that entered the 2018 MCL33.
The phone launches in Western Europe and America on December 13, and will cost £ 649 or $ 699. It will be available in other markets later this year.
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Photo by: Jon Noble