OnePlus kicked off Wednesday by announcing a new team up with McLaren. The two companies are plotting a reveal event for December 11, and it seems likely that they’re going to announce a new phone. Seeing phone companies partner with high-end car manufacturers is nothing new, after all, and if the past is any indication, then we’re probably going to see some kind of McLaren-inspired phone from OnePlus.
A new leak today suggests that the phone will indeed be the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, just as expected. That leak also gives us some details on the device ahead of its reveal on December 11. Essentially, we’re looking at a more capable OnePlus 6T, but only slightly so.
In a report published today, Mysmartprice claims that the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will ship with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. That would make it the first OnePlus-made phone to come with 10GB of RAM, which is a fairly big deal. Beyond that, though, there doesn’t seem to be many changes.
In fact, Mysmartprice says that the bump up in RAM is the only configuration difference between the top-of-the-line standard 6T model, which ships with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. With that in mind, we’re expecting the main selling point of this handset to be its design. Regardless, it’s safe to assume that the McLaren Edition will cost more than the standard 6T, which tops out at $629.
If an increase in RAM is acutally the only difference between the McLaren Edition and the standard 6T, then it’s easy to see lot of folks sitting this one out. The OnePlus 6T is currently one of the best smartphone values around, and it’s hard to see people paying more for what essentially amounts to a flashier phone with a little bit more RAM.
Today’s report also claims that the McLaren Edition will launch in Mumbai the day after it’s revealed, so it sounds like OnePlus wants to get the ball rolling on this release quickly. As always, take what you read here with a grain of salt, as nothing is necessarily set in stone until OnePlus makes it official. We’ll know what’s true and what isn’t soon enough, so check back here on December 11 for all you need to know about OnePlus and McLaren’s reveal event.