OnePlus 5T, the updated flagship smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker, is proving to be a worthy successor to OnePlus 5. The device is one of the most talked about smartphones to launch this year, and brings some critical improvements to the outgoing OnePlus 5.
The OnePlus 5T was launched in November as a modern device with larger display and bezel-less design. While it shares its internals with the OnePlus 5, the design remains the biggest selling point with the smartphone being offered only in Midnight Black color variant. OnePlus added a new variant in the form of ‘Star Wars Limited Edition’ model with Star Wars movie theme and white back last month.
While Star Wars Edition was made available globally in limited units, the company launched a ‘Lava Red’ variant exclusively for its home market. Beebom however reports that the OnePlus 5T Lava Red variant will launch in India on January 26. The website cites sources close to the company for this information, and OnePlus’ support tweeted that there is no official information regarding India launch of Lava Red OnePlus 5T variant in India. BGR India has reached out to OnePlus India for a confirmation, and we will update the post when we hear from the company.
OnePlus 5T Lava Red was launched last month in China to mark four years of its existence in the country. The hardware startup has completed four years of its operations in India as well, and could be planning to debut the product here. The company is also teasing the launch of a new variant of OnePlus 5T this month. The company has posted a video on YouTube where people seem to be touching and holding the mystery device in the box suggesting the company might launch a OnePlus 5T with sandstone finish. The video ends with the caption – “Unbox the mystery. January 2018.”
To recall, OnePlus 5T is the second half flagship smartphone from the company, and it features a 6-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is Snapdragon 835 chipset, and it comes in two storage variants – a 6GB RAM model with 64GB storage, and an 8GB RAM model with 128GB storage. OnePlus 5T Lava Red is only available in 8GB RAM variant.
OnePlus 5T features dual rear cameras with a combination of 16-megapixel sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor for low-light photography. The smartphone retains the 16-megapixel selfie camera, and runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery, and is available exclusively on Amazon India at a starting price of Rs 32,999.