OnePlus has released a brand new colour scheme for the OnePlus 5T. Called Sandstone White, it combines the texture from the classic Sandstone Black phone finishes with the brilliant white colour of the limited Silk White OnePlus One from four years ago. OnePlus updates have been pouring in at a rapid pace these past few weeks. Now, as rumoured earlier, the Chinese smartphone company has announced a new Sandstone White variant of the OnePlus 5T.
As per a report by XDA Developers, a spokesperson for the company has stated that the new variant will be priced at $559 in the US, which is approximately Rs 35,400. The smartphone will rock the same internals as the original Oneplus 5T, with the changes here being only cosmetic.
The OnePlus 5T launched in November last year and was initially available in only one colour — Midnight Black, and later saw a Limited Edition Star Wars edition with a white back and red accents. The new Sandstone White variant of the OnePlus 5T will also mark the return of the grippy sandstone finish, which was loved by fans of the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2.
Rumours that a sandstone-back variant was in the pipeline had started earlier this week after OnePlus took to its YouTube page with a video titled, ‘What’s in the box’. The video saw a number of OnePlus fans being allowed to feel a smartphone enclosed in an opaque box featuring the company logo.
While the company has announced the new Sandstone White OnePlus 5T, recent reports have also suggested that a Soft Gold variant might also be unveiled by the company in due time.
Sadly, the availability of the Sandstone White OnePlus 5T in India is still unknown.
For more information on the OnePlus 5T, here’s our comprehensive review of the budget flagship.
OnePlus 5T ‘Lava Red’ edition might launch in India on January 11: Specifications, features
Back in November, OnePlus launched a ‘Lava Red’ color variant of the OnePlus 5T in China. Now, the company has been teasing a new launch on Twitter scheduled for January 11 in India. The Twitter teaser hence confirms that the OnePlus 5T Lava Red variant is coming to India. The smartphone will have the same features as the existing model, with just a different color scheme.
The special edition comes with a rear panel soaked in a deep shade of red with the dual-camera unit highlighted in black. Up front, the display remains surrounded by black. Launched in November with an upgraded display and bezel-less design, the OnePlus 5T is offered only in Midnight Black color variant in India in its standard edition. OnePlus added a new variant in the form of ‘Star Wars Limited Edition’ model with the Star Wars movie theme and white back panel last month.
The pricing and availability of the new variant are not yet known, however, reports suggest that the smartphone will carry the same price tag as that of the midnight black variant.
OnePlus 5T specifications, features
The OnePlus 5T features a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED display with full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. Under the hood is a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
On the camera front, there is a dual-camera setup at the back with a combination of 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors. Up front, there is a 16-megapixel camera with a dedicated flash. On the software front, the OnePlus 5T runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on OxygenOS 4.7.0 out-of-the-box. It is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery with support for the Dash Charge format. Connectivity options include dual-SIM with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi.