UPDATE: Along with India, the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple color variant will also be launched in the United States and the UK. It seems that the new color option will eventually be available in every country where OnePlus sells its devices.
Last month, OnePlus announced its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. The device went on sale in India earlier this month in two color options — Midnight Black and Mirror Black. Now, the company seems all set to launch a third color variant in India — OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple.
The teaser posted by OnePlus India on Twitter says: “Elegance infused with the brilliance of thunderstorms. #ThunderPurple is coming.” The OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple color was introduced when the phone was officially launched in China last week.
While the company has confirmed that the new color variant will launch in India, OnePlus has not yet revealed the availability information. However, we expect the company to reveal more details in the coming days. As for the pricing, it will be pricing similar to the existing models in India.
Currently, the base model of OnePlus 6T with 6GB RAM costs Rs. 37,999 (approx. $521) while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 41,999 (~$576). The top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 45,999, which roughly converts to $631.
The OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED Full HD+ display and carries support for features such as Adaptive brightness, screen calibration, and reading mode. The display offers 19.5:9 aspect ratio and comes with a “waterdrop” notch instead of the regular notch.
It comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor which the company calls “Screen Unlock” and claims to be the fastest-performing implementation of such technology yet. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage.
The phone has a 16MP + 20MP rear camera and a 16MP front-facing camera. It comes with an impressive set of features such as Nightscape mode, which helps deliver impressive low-light photography; intelligent scene recognition, which detects objects in the frame and automatically adjusts settings; Studio Lighting for stunning portrait shots; among others.
The phone runs on OxygenOS 9.0, which is based on Android 9 Pie operating system and is powered by 3,700mAh battery that comes equipped with support for fast charging.
Check out the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple color variant in our hands-on article here.