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

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…