OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple launches in China

OnePlus 6T gets a new colour, but only in China.

Well, we reached out to OnePlus to shed a bit more light on the Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T and its further availability around the globe, and.

It is worth noting that this variant of the phone launched alongside the Mirror Black and Midnight Black in China, as the company held its OnePlus 6T announcement even in China today, a week after the phone got announced on a global scale.

But OnePlus is not completely averse to different color options, as we've seen in the past.

Its predecessor, OnePlus 6 is available in four colour variants including white and red. Besides that, the phone still houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, between 6GB and 8GB RAM, and an internal storage capacity of either 128GB or 256GB.

As of yet, there's no indication the Thunder Purple variant will come to other countries, but I'm hoping it does because it looks excellent.

Details of the device were unveiled in NY a week ago with headlines focusing on OnePlus being the second manufacturer to bring a under-glass fingerprint reader to the mass market. Chief among which being a reworked front-facing camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. There is also another 16MP sensor housed inside the notch. Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on the phone, and as already mentioned, HydrogenOS comes pre-installed on the device in China, while OxygenOS is packed on top of Android 9 Pie everywhere else.

The new OnePlus 6t will be available from November 6 in two shades of black with the starting price set at £499. Other colors a are a major no-no at the moment.

Vanessa Coleman