OnePlus dominated the attention of smartphone and television enthusiasts through September and October, launching a handful of new products across both segments. The second of two major launch events was centred around the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. The latter is the latest in a line of special edition devices that started with the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition back in late 2017.
This is the second time that OnePlus has worked with McLaren on a special edition smartphone, after the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition which launched late last year. What does the Rs. 58,999 OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition have that sets it apart from the regular OnePlus 7T Pro? We review to find out.
OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition design
At Rs. 58,999, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition costs Rs. 5,000 more than the regular OnePlus 7T Pro (Review). A key specification change aside (more on that later), the additional money buys you a few things, including a unique colour scheme and pattern at the back, along with a McLaren logo near the bottom.Read more ↓
You also get a McLaren-themed protective case for the phone in the box, a black-and-orange Warp Charge 30T charging adapter with the McLaren logo, and an orange nylon-braided charging cable. The case has the same pattern at the edges as on the Karbon bumper case, with a segment in the middle featuring Alcantara, a type of fabric used in the interiors of McLaren cars. It feels quite nice to touch, and the case looks sturdy enough to keep the smartphone safe.
Those things aside, the McLaren Edition is the same as a regular OnePlus 7T Pro in terms of build quality. We quite liked the orange accents near the edges, on the alert slider, and around the camera module, as well as the unique survey map-like pattern around the camera module at the back. The strong use of orange on this device is inspired by the ‘papaya orange’ shade of the McLaren Racing Formula 1 car, while the pattern borrows from the interior aesthetic of the McLaren Speedtrail limited edition hypercar.
Fans of McLaren Racing and McLaren’s consumer sportscars will appreciate these design elements. If the colours and designs don’t quite appeal to you, the regular OnePlus 7T Pro is available in a more muted ‘haze blue’ colour option……Read More>>