OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Warp Charge 30 replenishes half the battery life in 20 minutes

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Warp Charge 30 replenishes half the battery life in 20 minutes
The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition not only features 10GB of RAM, it also comes with OnePlus' latest battery charging system, Warp Charge 30. Most likely we will see this replace the Fast Charge (formerly Dash Charge) system on future OnePlus models. We've already explained how Dash Charge/Fast Charge works, and now OnePlus has posted how the new Warp Charge 30 can charge the battery to 50% in just 20 minutes on the One Plus 6T McLaren Edition.

The Warp Charge 30 is a 30-watt charger that can carry more current than a regular fast charger because it shifts the heat and power management onto the adapter itself. Normally, the type of heat generated by the Warp Charge 30 would be dispersed throughout the phone, causing the processors (both CPU and GPU) to be throttled. But OnePlus makes sure that the Warp Charger adapter gets the brunt of the heat with the phone taking a very small amount of it. Keep in mind that OnePlus engineers had to change the safety mechanisms of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to accommodate the higher current. They also added an eight layer protection board to the battery to help it cool down.

As a result of the faster charging speeds, after one hour of charging with the screen off, the OnePlus 6T McLaren is fully charged (see graph at the top of this article). OnePlus compares that to the 60-65% that the battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Google Pixel 3 XL are charged to after 60 minutes of charging with their screens off. If you're playing a game while charging, the battery on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will be 90-95% charged after an hour (see graph at the bottom of this this article). 

If you don't own the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition, we have some bad news. Because of the changes that OnePlus engineers had to make to the McLaren Edition, even if you use a Warp Charge 30 charger and cable on your regular OnePlus 3 through OnePlus 6T, it will charge at Fast Charge speeds only. That is still fast enough for most people. On the other hand, OnePlus Fast Charge Type-C cables will still work with the Warp Charge 30 adapter to charge up the battery to 50% in just 20 minutes on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is available from the OnePlus website priced at $699. It is currently sold out, but supplies will be replenished starting this coming Monday at 10:00am EST. In the U.S., the phone is compatible with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.

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18 Comments

1. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Where is the mate 20 pro ?

2. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What is "mate 20 pro" ?

14. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

The phone of the year

16. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Why is "Mate 20 Pro"?

3. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Dave Lee fully charged his mclaren in 85 minutes. Matthew moniz had it compared to other chargers and came out just a bit slower against mate 20 pro.

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

What's next? Lightspeed charging?

5. tangbunna

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

just put any phone in microwave owen, set 2 second timer, press start. it charge the battery from 1% to 100% instantly. no need special

10. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Great advice to win in Darwin awards.

15. Be_Mine

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Please be informed that this method only works with Apple Devices running iOS 10 and above.

6. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Whereas Sony is slowing its chargers so that Battery of its phones will stay longer life ,, A Genuine approach. Chinese oems are always in hurry ,, 10 GB ram is overkill ,,,and now this

8. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It's all part of marketing. Sony xperias, as japanese product are designed to last until broken. Chinese manufacturers however, know that people will change/ sell their phones in a year or two so battery longevity is not an issue to them. Chinese marketing is about impressing people with big numbers as much as possible so don't be surprised if they release a 12gb ram phone with 15-minute full charge in the future.

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Does this affect the lifetime of the battery?

9. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Of course. Same ol' li-po battery so physics will still take toll on them.

17. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Fast charging does not harm a battery, heat does, it's the biggest killer of batteries. The way OnePlus and Huawei fast chargers work is that they aim to contain most of the heat in the power brick and use a good quality battery. Apple are notorious for battery problems and they have the slowest chargers on the market but tend to use cheap low quality cells.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not only that, as you can see in the graph, it slows down when it comes near to fully charged. Above 80% these chargers slow down so they don't stress the battery that much. If you look at wireless charging, this is more harmful since induction heats up the battery/phone.

11. Vogue1985

Posts: 446; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

That's impressive

12. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

It doesn't help the 700$ price tag even if it had 32gb ram. At 700$ it does not have wireless charging, mediocre camera, no waterproofing.

13. mel0524

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

In my own opinion, the faster the battery charges, the faster your battery life will not last! Even my op6t TMobile version. I just use my oem Samsung charger ( has 5watts/ 2amp / 2hrs full charge ) instead. I'm not in a hurry anyways

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