According to a new report from MySmartPrice website, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will ship with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. That is the only piece of info that the source shared, actually, and it follows OnePlus' announcement of the joint OnePlus and McLaren event, an announcement that arrived two days ago. If this information ends up being true, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will become the very first OnePlus-branded smartphone to ship with 10GB of RAM, though not the very first smartphone to ship with that much RAM. As far as storage is concerned, the most expensive variant of the regular OnePlus 6T comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, so the McLaren Edition of the phone will not up the storage, only RAM, it seems, even though some people did expect to see 512GB of storage inside of that handset.
Background: OnePlus had announced that this event will take place on December 11 in London, and even though the company still did not confirm that we're looking at a smartphone launch, that's almost certainly what's coming. In any case, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will sport most of the same specs as the regular OnePlus 6T model, aside from the change in RAM, if the provided info ends up being accurate. Everything else will be the same, including the design, even though the McLaren Edition of the phone will include a different paint job, of course, so that it stands out from the crown. The device may actually come with a slightly different back cover as well, as some other OnePlus smartphones did in the past, but that's not as likely, as glass is more premium, and chances are that OnePlus will stick with glass on this smartphone as well.
The OnePlus 6T was announced back in October, and the phone initially launched in Mirror Black and Midnight Black color variants, after which OnePlus released the third color option, the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T. The device is made out of metal and glass, and it sports a 6.41-inch fullHD+ display. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, while it packs in a 3,700mAh battery on the inside. The device ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box, with OnePlus' OxygenOS on top of it. 16 and 20-megapixel cameras are included on the back of the phone, while a single 16-megapixel camera sits on the phone's front side. The phone offers two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM), while it also offers OnePlus' proprietary fast charging.
Impact: Pretty much everyone expected a special edition OnePlus 6T smartphone to become available sooner or later, and it seems like that will happen at the beginning of next month. OnePlus usually releases at least one special edition variant of every phone they release, as we've already seen Avengers and Star Wars special edition OnePlus handsets, amongst others. If the McLaren Edition OnePlus 6T ends up sporting 10GB of RAM, it will be the very first OnePlus-branded special edition smartphone to ship with more RAM than the regular model, and truth be said, we're not sure how realistic that is. In any case, everything will be revealed in the near future.