Chinese phone maker OnePlus on Monday announced the launch of the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant in the Indian market. The phone will be made available only in the 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage starting 2pm on November 16 online across Amazon.in and OnePlus Store, and starting 11am offline at Croma retail outlets, Reliance Digital outlets, and OnePlus exclusive stores. It is priced the same - at Rs. 41,999 - as the OnePlus 6T's other colour variants and comes with certain launch offers. Not just India, the OnePlus 6T goes on sale in major North American and European markets starting 9am on November 15.
To recall, the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple was first launched in China earlier this month. The third colour option in the smartphone's lineup offers a gradient effect with various shades that change with the way light reflects on the phone. It has an ‘S' curve across the back. Before India, however, the new OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple comes to North American and European markets starting 9am (local time) on November 15. It will be available in the sole 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage configuration, and is priced at $579 (roughly Rs. 42,000) in the US.
As mentioned, the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple price in India is set at Rs. 41,999 and is available in only an 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage configuration. Launch offers include a Rs. 1,500 cashback for HDFC bank credit and debit card users, Jio cashback vouchers worth up to Rs. 5,400, 3 months of no-cost EMI on Amazon.in and OnePlus exclusive stores, free damage protection for 12 months from Kotak Servify, and discounts up to Rs. 500 on Amazon Kindle ebooks.
Other than that, the OnePlus 6T is sold in the matte Midnight Black and the glossy Mirror Black options for the same configuration. The base 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 37,999 and comes in only the Mirror Black variant, while the top model with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage is priced at Rs. 45,999 and comes in only the Midnight Black option.
To briefly recap, the OnePlus 6T sports a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Optic AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and 128GB/ 256GB of onboard storage. There is a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary lens.
For selfies, the OnePlus 6T sports a 16-megapixel front camera sensor with EIS. It has a 3,700mAh battery under the hood, capable of up to 20W fast charging with the bundled adapter. There is a USB Type-C port on the smartphone, and it comes with Bluetooth v5.0 support.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the Thunder Purple colour variant will become available online and offline at 11am IST on November 16. The error is regretted.