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If you think the OnePlus 6 red version looks sharp, check out these other early prototypes

Here are some real-life examples of what the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 6 could have been if imagination was allowed to run wild.

  • Published: July 4, 2018 4:53 PM IST
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When the OnePlus 6 launched, there were four color options announced: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White and the Avengers limited edition that came with a Kevlar-like rear design. While the limited edition is no longer on sale, the other three are available right now. And recently, OnePlus also announced a new color option for the OnePlus 6 – a bright, glossy and incredibly eye-catchy shade of red.

Under the hood, it’s a standard 8GB/128GB OnePlus 6, so there’s nothing out of the ordinary here. The only thing different is of course the red color, which is definitely sharp and will get more than a handful of second looks. But if you think the red OnePlus 6 is audacious, take a look at these prototypes and color options that didn’t quite make it to production.

OnePlus showcased some of its shelved color ideas and designs to PCMag at its Shenzhen headquarters, which includes not just some of the prototypes of the OnePlus 6, but also the OnePlus 5. The color options are quite interesting, as are some of the oddball designs that the phones went through before presumably sensible decisions were made.

WATCH: OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 5 Prototypes

According to the story by PCMag, a lot of these designs were radical, and includes some without the 3.5mm headphone jack, which did eventually make it into the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6. Some of the designs also had single-camera setups, plastic and glass windows for better reception, and more. But what definitely catches the eye are some of the more radical color options. And while a lot of us would have loved to see those colors make it to production units, we have to admit they’re too impractical for mass production.

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  • Published Date: July 4, 2018 4:53 PM IST