OnePlus has introduced a Midnight Black version of its popular flagship-killing phone. The all-black finish – according to OnePlus – was chosen after testing 30 different variations. It initially will be available in a limited run of 250 models, just like special edition launched recently in partnership with Collette in Paris.
Right now, it’s still scheduled to be super limited edition and only available through the Hyperbeast online store. It will become more widely available from oneplus.net after that period exclusivity has ended. If you aren’t fast enough, and they’ve sold out before you make it to the product listing. There still be a chance to get hold of one soon.
OnePlus says you’ll be able to buy the Midnight Black version from its own online store at some point in the future in the Europe and US. Although that will also be just for a limited time. O2 will be stocking the phone in the UK from 28 March, with Refresh plans starting at £32 per month.
The special edition handset will come with 128 gigabyte of internal storage, and an engraved rear case. All the other 3T specs including 6 gigabyte of RAM, a Snapdragon 821 processor, and a fast-charging of 3,400mAh battery (‘a day’s power in half an hour’ is the OnePlus slogan). If you want to try, grab one for yourself. First: go to Paris and then head to Colette’s store at 213 Rue Saint Honoré.
To make the new colour, OnePlus applies three 14-micron thick dark coatings. Which is thin enough just to maintain the natural metallic look and feel of the solid aluminium body. After being coated, this phone goes through two sandblasting sessions to give it that reflective quality we’ve seen on the OnePlus 3T in the past.
Finally, a thin protective layer is applied to discourage excessive fingerprint smudges. If it is as good as OnePlus claims, this should be enough to keep looking new for a long time.