Last week, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 3T Colette Edition, a limited edition all-black version of the Android smartphone in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Colette Store in Paris. It was priced at €479, which is about $513, but only 250 units were put up for sale.
Apparently, OnePlus was bombarded with requests to expand the availability of the all-black version of the smartphone. The company has seemingly given in to these demands with the announcement of the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black.
Meet The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Edition
Pei claimed that an all-black OnePlus smartphone has been in development for almost a year, but the company was having trouble in finding the right coloring process to give their devices a premium deep black coat. As such, OnePlus decided to delay the release of a black OnePlus 3T, instead going with Gunmetal and Soft Gold as the smartphone's initial color options.
According to Pei, it took more than 30 variations to finally get it right, but the company is now finally releasing the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black. The smartphone utilizes the same space-grade aluminum found in the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T but with a coating that is only 14 microns thick applied to the surface. The coating gives the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black its all-black look while keeping the feel and look of naked metal.
The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black will carry all the same specifications as the OnePlus 3T, including the Dash Charge feature that will allow the smartphone to charge up for power that could last a day in just 30 minutes. The limited edition smartphone, such as the OnePlus 3T Colette Edition, will only be offered with 128 GB of storage.
How To Buy The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Edition
The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black will go on sale on March 24, 12:00 PM ET, through the online store of HypeBeast, with a price tag of $479. However, its availability will be extremely limited, as also like the OnePlus 3T Colette Edition, only 250 units will be put up for sale.
For fans of the OnePlus 3T who are extremely excited about getting an all-black version of the smartphone, make sure to mark the date and time on your calendars to be among the 250 customers that will be able to purchase the smartphone.
Customers who will not be quick enough to purchase the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black will get another chance to do so, as Pei noted that stocks of the smartphone will soon be added to the company's own online store. However, no specific timeline was given on when that will happen, so customers who need to get their hands on the all-black OnePlus 3T should try their hardest to grab one on March 24.
The OnePlus 3T has been tagged as one of the best Android smartphones for the year, packing 6 GB of RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The device also features a 3,400 mAh battery with 16 MP front and rear cameras.