We are just a few weeks away from the OnePlus 8 series and every year, the Chinese smartphone maker experiments with a slew of colorways before zeroing in on three or four color variants. Apparently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau posted a snapshot of six OnePlus smartphones with both released and unreleased colors where the latter were axed even though the gradient looks super cool.
The posted image shows six OnePlus devices i.e. two OnePlus 7T(s), three OnePlus 6(s), and a single OnePlus 5T unit with a contrasting gradient color pattern that was apparently axed as it didn’t went through the company process of selecting colors, materials and finishing (CMF).
The OnePlus 5T pictured here is clad in its iconic Star Wars special edition that made it official in December 2017 in India. To its right, you can see two OnePlus 7T clad in its iconic Glacier Blue and an unreleased White Marble variant that looks pretty dope I must say. Next up, we have three units of OnePlus 6 starting with a similar Matte White variant, a Denim Blue textured color variant, and a glossy White and Cyan color variant so you know, what you are missing on if you are a OnePlus 6 users and missed an opportunity to get these unreleased units.
Anyways, OnePlus has tried and tested with a few colorways such as a Gold variant of OnePlus 7T was spotted along with a brilliant OnePlus Concept One that although was showcased publically in the company’s Concept One World Tour, the device remains unavailable commercially.
OnePlus 8 is coming and it is rumored to arrive with a Green color variant along with the usual Silk White, Midnight Black/Matte Black, Nebula Blue/Glacier Blue or others since the color variants aren’t fixed at this moment. OnePlus usually releases its first batch of smartphones in April/May so we can expect the same this year with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro as well.
We do more testing with colors, materials, and finishing (“CMF”) than you could imagine, because that’s what decides the overall feel of a phone. We’ve got more to share soon, but until then, what’s your favorite out of these past devices? #NoDetailIsTooSmall pic.twitter.com/SCabnBrBjg
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) March 19, 2020