Behold the OnePlus 6T in an unreleased Thunder Purple color variant

Behold the OnePlus 6T in an unreleased Thunder Purple color variant
OnePlus certainly likes to keep things fresh when it comes to the color options of the company’s already enticing smartphones, making headlines over the past couple of years with limited edition devices coated in Lava Red, Sandstone White, Silk White, and Amber Red.

Just like the OnePlus 6, the hot new 6T is available as standard only in Mirror Black and Midnight Black variants, but a far snazzier third model seems to be right around the corner. Thanks to a little-known blog called Mr. Gizmo (cool name, by the way), we get to check out the “Thunder Purple” OnePlus 6T in all its glory today in a quartet of high-quality leaked press renders.

There’s absolutely no doubt in our mind these images are legit, showing off the gorgeous back, front, and sides of a handset you probably won’t be able to buy from T-Mobile in the US. That would obviously be amazing, but knowing OnePlus, this beaut is bound to hit a limited number of markets in limited inventory, at least at first.

While it’s hard not to think of Huawei’s gradient designs when looking at these promotional images of this unreleased OnePlus 6T option, it wouldn't be fair to call the phone a copycat. Those are some pretty unique shades the 6T is rocking, ranging from a darker violet to something more closely resembling lavender.

Besides, we can probably all agree more smartphone manufacturers need to “rip off” the gradient effect to help high-end mobile devices shine (both figuratively and literally speaking).
It remains to be seen if this is the only additional color option planned for the OnePlus 6T or if perhaps there’s also a red or white version in the pipeline. By the way, there are no words on a Thunder Purple release date yet, but an official announcement could drop any day now.

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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



1. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Yeah, if I was to get a One Plus 6T, that would be the one to get

3. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

If I was to get a One Plus 6T, this would be the variant to get. Just Sexy.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1260; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Loving my 6t.

6. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

What are your pros and cons with the 6T? Just a curious potential OnePlus customer here.

8. OneLove123

Posts: 1260; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

This is comparing to my note 9. Pros: great battery life(like note 9), fast facial unlock, camera is ok(note 9 is better), it's fast! Love the little notch. Cons: sound through Bluetooth and usbc 3.5mm is not as loud, screen not as bight as note 9, speaker is somewhat loud but not note killer. In screen fps works 85% of the time

9. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm still rocking my Note 5 so things like the headphone jack, Samsung pay, and S Pen are still important features to me so I'm torn. The 6T is definitely tempting since the price is great and it works on Verizon, but Samsung still comes with a lot of features I still want on a phone that the 6T doesn't have. I wish Samsung would go more stock Android so there isn't doubled-up apps, but it's still better to have them and disable vs. not having it at all (e.g. headphone jack, Samsung Pay, S Pen, etc.). If you can't tell, I'm one confused individual on what phone will be in my pocket for the next 3+ years lol.

10. OneLove123

Posts: 1260; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Get the Note 9. It has everything the note 5 has but much, much better. Great battery life, speakers, camera, s pen, bigger and brighter screen, bigger storage and many more. You can also trade in your note 5 and get a great deal on note 9. I just got the 6t because it was only $279 with trade. I think note 9 is worth the price over the 6t. It's a much better phone imo.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It's purplicious!

11. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

My wife wants (is getting) the 6T. Her fav color is purple, she’d love this color.

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