The Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T won't be available in the US

The Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T won't be available in the US
Just yesterday, the rumored Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T quietly popped up on OnePlus' Chinese website, revealing both the storage loadout and the pricing of the device, which would sell for the equivalent of ~$519 in China. We also got to see the real hues of the new color variant, which is more of a dark pink gradient blending into black and not as vibrantly-purple as we initially expected.

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... Sorry the break bad news to you, but the company revealed the Thunder Purple paintjob will remain exclusive for China and currently has no plans of bringing it to any other Western market, the US included.

Hopefully, OnePlus would reconsider its decision because it won't be too far-fetched to say that in its current state, the OnePlus 6T is rather bland color-wise. You can have it in any color as long as it's black - you can have it in the glossy Mirror Black and matte Midnight Black. Other colors a are a major no-no at the moment.

Hopefully, OnePlus will be quick to re-evaluate its strategy and come up with more colorful variants of its latest and greatest device: notable omissions right now are the bright Silk White version, the fiery Red one, and this snazzy looking Thunder Purple, which would all add up way more pizzazz to the OnePlus 6T lineup.

Which color would you like to see the OnePlus 6T in?

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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10 Comments

1. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Thunder purple shouldn't even be a thing...

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Why is that?

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Because he doesn't believe in choice.

5. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

No, I believe in choice... I don't believe in ugly phones. But thanks for trying to put words in my mouth.

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You don't have to believe in it for it to exist. Besides, your thoughts on the aesthetics of the phone are subjective. I'm sure many people will buy this version regardless of how you feel about it.

6. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

It's horribly ugly

9. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think is hideous, but my wife wants a 6T, and I could see her wanting this color

3. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

They are obviously bluffing, so that people don't hold back their purchase in wait of this colour. How does one explain this colour listing being found on Amazon Germany?

7. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Would have been nice to see the purple OnePlus 6T as the T-Mobile exclusive

10. G1andonly

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Would have made sense, I agree.

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