McLaren And Smartphone Giant OnePlus Form Technology Partnership

Rising smartphone juggernaut OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren and will unveil a new product on December 11 at the McLaren Technology Center in Woking.

While no official details have been announced as to what the two brands have in store, the two have formed a “long-term technology partnership.” According to Tech Spot, it is most likely that the collaboration will initially involve the launch of a limited-edition version of the new OnePlus 6T smartphone.

This will be the first time OnePlus has partnered with a car manufacturer to work together on future products. However, Chinese smartphone giant Oppo, which has the same parent company as OnePlus, did unveil a limited-edition Lamborghini version of its flagship Find X smartphone a few months ago. That device has the fastest charging system of any smartphone, which is fitting considering Lamborghini’s love of speed.

“The OnePlus brand is synonymous with speed and power, two values that McLaren likewise strives to deliver with every car we build,” said McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown.

“Bringing together the inventive, pioneering spirit shared by both OnePlus and McLaren is a firm statement of intent to leverage our collective powers and break new ground for innovative ideas and technology.”

If reports of a McLaren-branded OnePlus 6T model prove accurate, the device will likely come at a significant premium over the ‘standard’ 6T that starts at a reasonable $549 in the United States. It’s possible that the smartphone could use new materials, such as carbon fiber, while also being slightly more responsive than other OnePlus devices.

 

  • Owen Hamilton

    Seeing as there are comments in the article from Zak Brown, I wonder if there’s a possibility that OnePlus could be a new sponsor for the F1 team.

2020 Toyota Supra Driver Floors It, Crashes Right Into A Tree

The driver was probably trying out some kind of mod, but lost control of the Supra and crashed into a tree.

2020 Audi S8 Offers Supercar Performance Wrapped In Comfort And Luxury

The S8 has a rather discreet styling, but with 563 HP and a plethora of safety and comfort features, it’s very tempting.

Holden’s Project Monaro Is A Wonderful One-Off – And You Can Win It

The one-off Holden Monaro in question is painted Panoramo Blue Suede.

2019 LA Auto Show Preview: A-To-Z Guide To All The Debuts

Here’s a full list of all the world and North American vehicle premieres happening at the 2019 LA Auto Show .

Bad Driver Gets Instant Karma After Near Collision

Following the close call, the driver cut off a cop and got pulled over.

2020 Mercedes GLA Will Debut In “A Few Weeks”

Mercedes will reportedly skip auto shows and debut the 2020 GLA online.

1954 Jaguar XK120 Needs More Than A Dust-Off To Be Brought Back To Life

The classic Jaguar XJ120 will be auctioned off online between November 20 and 27 for an estimated $32k-35k.

Is This The Steering Wheel From The 2021 Corvette Z06?

If so, the Z06’s steering wheel will have carbon inserts and a red center line marker.

Consumer Reports Names The Chevrolet Camaro And Colorado The Least Reliable Cars In America

Chevrolet had the worst models, but Cadillac was rated the least reliable brand.

Customers Dumping Chevrolet And Ford Following The Death Of The Cruze And Focus

Cruze and Focus owners are now buying Civics and Corollas.