OnePlus is known for serving up high-end, low-cost Android phones, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to miss out on a good trend when they see one. Taking cues from the ultimate trend-setter, Apple, OnePlus is releasing a limited edition all-black model of their OnePlus 3T — but it’s not going to be easy to get.
The all-black 3T has been created in partnership with colette, the Urban Outfitters of France. OnePlus will set up shop within the colette store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris on March 21. There, they’ll have 250 units of the phone available, and that’s it — they won’t be selling any online. Fortunately, they’re getting the word out ahead of time, so if you need to plan a trip to Paris to buy an all-black phone, you can absolutely do that. Otherwise, eBay.
OnePlus and colette actually have a history of working together, with the OnePlus holding several launch events for their phones over the past few years. But, as far as we know, this is the first time that they’ve created a special edition just for a store event. We have to admit we’re a bit disappointed that they went for black instead of colette’s trademark blue and white. The colette brand is on the back, but it’s just not the same!
Released last fall, the OnePlus 3T was a slight update to last summer’s OnePlus 3, getting upgrades to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage at a slightly higher price of $440. The colette edition will cost a bit more at €480.