Right on cue, OnePlus has launched the Lava Red edition of OnePlus 5T in India today. Priced at Rs 37,999 for the 128GB storage variant with 8GB of RAM, the smartphone will go on sale starting January 20. Just like the OnePlus 5T midnight variant, the new Lava Red edition will also be exclusive to Amazon India. Registrations for the same are now open on the e-commerce site. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: ReportAlso Read - OnePlus Nord CE gets first software update: What’s new, how to download
Explaining the idea behind the new color, OnePlus says that it is “inspired by the dynamic nature of lava with colors that change under different types of light”. The company further says, “The radiant Lava Red color shade is achieved through accurate combination of temperature, consistency and baking time with less than 0.01 percent variation. Additionally, it uses two anodic oxidation processes, using double blasting and an AF coating to ensure the texture and feel.” The OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition also gets a wallpaper unique to the new color variant. Also Read - OnePlus - Oppo integration: What this partnership means for smartphone users?
As a part of the launch, OnePlus and Amazon India are offering some introductory deals with every purchase of OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition. To begin with, if you are an Idea Cellular user, you will get 2GB data per for 28 days on every recharge of Rs 357. This means you will get a total of 1,008GB data over a period of 18 months. However, note that the offer is valid until January 31, 2018, only.
If you sign in to Amazon Prime Video app on the new OnePlus 5T, you can get Rs 250 as your Amazon Pay balance. Additionally, you can also avail accidental and liquid damage protection insurance worth Rs 2,000 for free, all you need to do is open a Kotak 811 Account.
OnePlus 5T Lava Red specifications, features
The smartphone will have the same specifications as the existing model, with just a different color. The smartphone 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. For optics, there s 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 Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on OxygenOS 4.7.0 out-of-the-box. It is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery support for Dash Charge format. Connectivity options include dual-SIM with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi.