Deep Dive: McLaren Edition Design and Materials

  1. Eric L.
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 28, 2019

    Eric L. , Oct 28, 2019 :
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    In 1981, McLaren was the first team to use carbon fiber as the main material in a F1 racing car, and achieved great success with it. That is one of many examples on how McLaren keeps exploring and pushes the limits. Similarly, OnePlus, as a young smartphone brand, is trying to establish itself by endlessly challenging conventions, the industry, and by exploring cutting-edge tech. On the 6T McLaren Edition, the carbon fiber texture back design was inspired by the racing team, to pay homage to its innovative spirit. The under-the-glass texture changes depending on the angle you look at it, creating a striking look.

    Elegant and beautiful
    In 2019, McLaren launched its newest ultra-car Speedtail, producing a limited global quantity of just 106. On this car, again, McLaren experimented with new state-of-the-art composite materials. This new new super composite material is far more rigid than carbon fiber and displays a wood-like pattern.

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    Deep and mysterious
    Inspired by this new beautiful yet rigid material, we drew this pattern into the back design of our OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. The mysterious texture, covered by glass, changes according to the viewing angle or the light conditions.

    When you look at the McLaren protective case design, you may be intrigued about the Alcantara material. When the McLaren designers sat together with our designer, they proudly talked about the McLaren steering wheel's design, on which there are both carbon fiber and Alcantara. The reason? Carbon fiber can guarantee both strength and an incredibly light weight, while Alcantara can allow drivers to comfortably hold tight while focusing on the high-pressure race.

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    Whenever we design a new product, the 'hand feel' is of the utmost importance to us. From 3D back design to Anti-glare glass, OnePlus always follows this rule. Now, OnePlus brings the same reasoning to this protective case's design. And what’s more, when you're holding the phone, it's like you are holding a McLaren car's steering wheel.

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    Oreo Oct 29, 2019

    meatandy , Oct 29, 2019 :
    When can I test drive this phone here in the States?

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    Cupcake Oct 29, 2019

    X1572344862851 , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Hey Everyone,

    I am having an issue with my 7t.

    My phone doesn't warp charge after it hits 90 percent, even though it says it is warp charging it takes about 20 minutes to get from 90 to 100

    Any help ??

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  14. Wackencorpse
    KitKat Oct 29, 2019

    Wackencorpse , Oct 29, 2019 :
    I like the design. It is looking really phantastic. It was a pleasure to hold the McLaren Edition in my hands. Especially the case convinces with the Alcantara in the middle.

    If the price were not so high, it would be worth considering to buy the special edition.

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    TvdB , via OnePlus 3 , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Prachtig design. Alleen de prijzen zijn veel te hoog om er alleen nog maar over te denken om aan te schaffen. Oneplus was altijd in smartphone land een prijsbreker. Alleen helaas zijn ze achterhaald door andere merken zoals Honor, Xiaomi, Motorola. Jammer.

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