There is no information on if or when OnePlus will launch this new color variant in markets outside China. OnePlus has officially announced the launch of the Thunder Purple color variant for the OnePlus 6T in China.
This announcement comes weeks after the official launch of OnePlus 6T, and it looks like this color variant is only available in the Chinese market at the time of writing. This new variant has been priced starting at RMB 3,399 for the variant with 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage.
Other two variants with 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage and the 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage have been priced at RMB 3,599, and RMB 3,999 respectively. There are no changes in the hardware specifications of this device except the different color.
To quickly recap, the highlights of the new OnePlut 6T include the waterdrop-like notch, under display fingerprint scanner, and the absence of the 3.5mm audio socket from the bottom of the device. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.
The only other change that is present in the device is on the operating system end of things. The OnePlus devices sold in China don’t run the Android-powered Oxygen OS operating system and instead, run Android-powered Hydrogen OS. The difference between the two versions is that Hydrogen OS does not come with integrated Google services because these services are not available in China.
There is no information on whether OnePlus will launch this new color variant in markets outside China. This means that if you want your hands on this color variant then you will have to source it from China. It is possible that OnePlus may launch the color variant in other markets sooner than later.