OnePlus recently tempted us with a limited edition-version of the excellent 3T smartphone, in a sleek midnight black finish, that was made available only at the Colette boutique store in Paris. Very cool, but if you’re not in the local area, impossible to buy. There’s no need to give up, however, because the company has decided to make it slightly easier for us to buy one of these cool, limited-run phones.
Where to buy one
Initially available in a limited quantity exclusively through the Hypebeast online store, the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black soon sold out, just like the original Colette version sold in France. On March 28, OnePlus put the midnight black model up for sale through its own online store, but again warned only limited quantities are available. If you want one, you really can’t hang around.
The 128GB phone costs $480, the same as its gunmetal color counterpart, or 440 British pounds. It’s listed as shipping immediately, which is great news. Last time, only 250 midnight black phones were allocated to Hypebeast, and if the numbers are equally small this time, expect it to disappear very quickly.
What do you get?
Get one, and it’ll be a model with 128GB of internal storage space and 6GB of RAM, all wrapped up in a delectable midnight black aluminum body. OnePlus took its time getting the finish right, testing 30 options before settling on the final one seen here. It used three coatings of the color, sandblasted it twice for a bright finish, and finally added an anti-fingerprint layer to keep it free of smudges.
The technology inside the phone remains the same, which means a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, a 16-megapixel camera on the front and rear, plus a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging. Until now, the OnePlus 3T has been available in gunmetal gray and soft gold.
Article originally published on 03-02-2017. Article updated on 03-28-2017 by Andy Boxall: Added in news of the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black’s arrival in the OnePlus store.