OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple Color Version Will be Exclusive to China, Company Clarifies

OnePlus 6T

Remember the ‘Thunder Purple’ version of the OnePlus 6T that appeared on OnePlus’ Chinese website recently? Well as it turns out, this special version of the new handset is all set to go on sale in China starting tomorrow. The only natural question that comes to the mind next is whether this version will eventually find its way to India. In an article that we published just a few hours ago, we had estimated that this should ideally be happening since India is one of OnePlus’ biggest markets. However, dashing the hopes of thousands of prospective OnePlus 6T buyers, OnePlus has more or less confirmed that this color variant of the OnePlus 6T is not coming to India, at least in the near future.

According to our friends from PhoneArena, shortly after this new version went public, they reached out to officials from OnePlus to confirm whether it would be sold in the United States. Much to their dismay, OnePlus seems to have confirmed to them that until further notice, the Thunder Purple version will only be sold in China. This, effectively, also means that this version would not be coming to India anytime soon.

What’s The Big Deal With The OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple Version?

Internally, there is nothing that differentiates the Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T from its siblings. There is no denying, however, that this color variant would certainly command a second glance. The images and videos that we have seen so far of the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T seem to indicate that it sort of looks darkish pink in color with the pink gradually blending into black. Some of you might have also noted that the device isn’t really as purple as the name suggests.

As for the pricing, this version of the OnePlus 6T would be sold in three variants – a relatively affordable 6GB RAM version with 128GB of storage, an 8GB RAM version with 128GB of storage and a top of the line version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. As far as the pricing is concerned, the base variant will be priced at CNY 3,399 while the mid-level variant will sell for CNY 3,599. The most expensive version of the three will make your wallets lighter by CNY 3,999.

OnePlus 6T: Key Specifications and Differences from its predecessor

The OnePlus 6T replaces the OnePlus 6T as the Chinese company’s flagship offering for 2018 and brings in several updates to the table – including some controversial ones. OnePlus’ decision to remove the 3.5mm audio jack and to replace the uber fast rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with a much slower in-screen fingerprint scanner has ruffled many dedicated OnePlus fans. One change that most people might appreciate, however, is the transformation of the notch from the traditional design to a more pleasant looking teardrop style notch. The display also happens to be marginally larger in size compared to the older model.

Hardware wise, the handset is identical to the OnePlus 6 from the inside and uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It comes in three versions – starting off with a 6GB version with 128GB of storage, an 8GB version with 128GB of storage, and an 8GB version with 256GB of storage. As far as the color variants, in India, the phone only comes in two color options; Mirror Black and Midnight Black.

Anyway, do you think the Thunder Purple version of the OnePlus 6T would eventually make it to India?


Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.