Did McLaren Just Make the Fastest Phone Ever? ProClip Roundup Recap
Welcome to this week’s edition of the ProClip Roundup! It’s the weekly news show where we bring you the mobile and car tech news from around the world that’s actually worth talking about! Here’s a rundown of this week’s stories.
After an injunction was granted by a Chinese court, China has officially banned the sale of select models of iPhones. The injunction comes after chip manufacturer, Qualcomm claimed that Apple violated multiple patents from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X. It does appear that Apple is ignoring the injunction as some of the models were still available on Apple’s website in China earlier this week.
We’ve seen phones with multiple displays before, but Vivo has made the radical design decision to put an AMOLED display on the front that can be swiped to the back of the phone as well. The design features an edge-to-edge front display, while allowing for a selfie-mode on the back using the phone’s primary camera. The goal was to create an innovative phone that isn’t just another clone of the iPhone.
The previously announced collaboration between OnePlus and McLaren is here, and of course it’s fast! The special edition phone comes with 10GB of RAM, making it the first smartphone on the market with that much RAM. The phone also comes with a 30-watt fast charging block, which can give the phone a full-day charge in just 20 minutes. It comes with a carbon fiber and McLaren Orange finish and is available for $699.
Cosworth Engineering has teamed up with Aston Martin to develop a new V12 engine that generates 1,000 horsepower and 11,000 RPMs. The engine will be supported by a hybrid electric system to boost power even further. The hyper-car engine will likely be found in Aston Martin’s newest edition of the Valkyrie.