According to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, the midnight black color variant of OnePlus 3T is almost out of stock, with the UK and Hong Kong the only markets still having the phone.
The midnight black edition of the OnePlus 3T first appeared when the Chinese OEM partnered with Colette and released a special limited edition (250 units) that was available via the Colette store in France. A few days later, the same color variant became official for the non-Colette model, meaning that any willing party could get their hands on the handset.
Now, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has taken to his Twitter account to confirm that this midnight black edition is running out of stock, with the only markets still selling it being the UK and Hong Kong. Once these two markets deplete their stock, there won’t be any midnight black edition of the OnePlus 3T in the market across the globe.
In short, Pei is saying that anyone who’s willing to get their hands on the midnight black OnePlus 3T should hurry and do so right now before it’s too late. But from our side of the table, we don’t see why you should go through such a hassle just to get a 2016 flagship killer, especially when we’ve just seen what could be the phone’s successor in the shape of OnePlus 5.
When the OnePlus 3T got a midnight black edition, speculations came in saying that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will also get the same color variant. In addition to this, a new rumor has just surfaced with what could be the first rendered image of the 2017 flagship killer – and it’s indeed the ultimate flagship killer. The image is based on what people close to the matter have seen and as such, it could end up becoming something different at the end of the day.
The most obvious change here is the addition of a dual-lens camera on the back, but this is not all. As you can see from the image, the OnePlus 5 has a midnight black color variant, just like what you see on the special edition OnePlus 3T. The image also suggests that the upcoming handset will stick to the all-metal design, but this time, there could be some tweaks as to where the antenna bands could feature.
The images only show off the rear panel of the alleged OnePlus 5 and so far, there’s no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. This means that the OEM will stick with the front-mounted scanner, with rumors also adding that the same 16MP selfie shooter available on the OnePlus 3T will also appear on this model.
As for the rest of the specs, rumors have pointed towards the same 5.5-inch AMOLED display screen, but this time OnePlus 5 could debut a QHD resolution. Under the hood, the obvious candidate is the Snapdragon 835 alongside 6GB RAM, but there’s also talk of a massive 8GB RAM with up to 256GB internal storage. The phone will come with a smaller 3000mAh battery unit in order to maintain a slim profile of just 7mm.
In short, the upcoming OnePlus 5 will still give you the same black hue, but with much better specs and features as compared to the midnight black OnePlus 3T. If anything, it’s worth the wait, especially if OnePlus sticks to its usual release dates, meaning it’s just a few weeks away from release. The original OnePlus 3 was released in June 2016, which is not so far away from now.
As with any other rumors, take this OnePlus 5 report with a grain of salt, at least for now.