Black Sheep: why it took so long to get OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black

March 24th, 2017   decode   news

The Midnight Black color option of the OnePlus 3T seems new, it’s barely over a week old, if you count the colette limited edition. However, the behind-the-scene video tells a very different story – Black was the original color of the OnePlus 3.

It goes back to the beginning – the OnePlus One and its signature Sandstone Black. Its successor also featured Sandstone, but OnePlus heard a growing voice in the community that asked for an aluminum body. In a poll, aluminum outweighed Sandstone.

And so the design team set out to make a black aluminum OnePlus 3. Unfortunately, yield proved low…

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