OnePlus 6 prototypes confirm OnePlus tested a wide range of gradient finishes

OnePlus 6 prototypes confirm OnePlus tested a wide range of gradient finishes
With the OnePlus 6T just days away, the company behind the upcoming smartphone invited a British YouTuber over to its headquarters in Shenzhen, China to take an exclusive look at the flagship device ahead of its unveiling.

As the OnePlus 6T isn’t yet official, the YouTuber in question wasn’t allowed to show off the smartphone in his video. However, he was given an extensive tour of OnePlus’ headquarters and was also shown a number of old OnePlus 6 Prototypes. Ultimately, the company chose to release the OnePlus 6 in Midnight Black and Mirror Black – a limited number of devices in Flame Red and Silk White were also sold – but it turns out OnePlus actually tested a wide range of finishes. These covered everything from blue and purple to a huge number of gradient options that look quite unique.

Considering the popularity of the Huawei P20 Pro’s Twilight finish, it’s unclear exactly why OnePlus chose to skip the gradient finishes it looked into. However, it's highly likely that the very limited profit margin the brand operates forced it to choose the colors that it knew would sell in high quantities.

In regards to the upcoming OnePlus 6T, the smartphone is now set to go official on October 29. It will be available to purchase in most international markets starting November 6 and should arrive in the Midnight Black and Mirror Black finishes. A purple version of the flagship has also been rumored but is yet to leak.

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Whitedot

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Gradients look cheap in my opinion.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This kind of gradient look cheap, but gradient/pattern when titled like Huawei's phone looks nice.

10. Whitedot

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Huawei's implementation is better but still a little on the cheap side. Having said that HTC solar red was my all time favourite.

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It wouldn't surprise me if they were to sell these backs as optional accessories like they have in the past.

3. alanrock

Posts: 341; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

gradient is new black :)

4. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

The black and red version is pretty sweet.

5. Farcaster

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Cheap and overly gaudy. Please don't let this be a thing.

6. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

This is old, from July. Glad you caught up.

7. DolmioMan

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

These colours look like default gradient fills in PowerPoint.

8. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

I feel like we saw this months ago

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Black& purple, white&red, and the blue&white gradient colors are pretty cool looking.

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