OnePlus is set to make the sandstone finish variant of its flagship OnePlus 5T smartphone official tomorrow. The company has been teasing the launch for few days now and the smartphone has been spotted on Chinese retailer JD.com’s website conforming key features and color option.
In terms of design, the OnePlus 5T sandstone variant seems to be similar to Star Wars Limited Edition model with minor tweaks like the lack of Star Wars branding at the back. While the previous sandstone models were black, the OnePlus 5T sandstone variant will be white. The device listing is pretty much in line with company’s launch teaser yesterday on Weibo.
The listing confirms that the sandstone white variant will only be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option. It is expected to be priced similar to existing 8GB RAM variants, around RMB 3,499 (approximately Rs 34,200) in China or around $540 (approximately Rs 34,300) in the US. It is not clear whether OnePlus 5T sandstone white model will be available in India but if it goes on sale here then should be priced at Rs 37,999.
The other key specifications remain the same with a 6-inch Full HD+ display supporting the taller 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone features dual rear cameras with 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. The secondary 20-megapixel sensor does not support optical zoom but OnePlus claims it will trigger up under low-light scenario. OnePlus 5T retains the 16-megapixel selfie camera found on its predecessor and supports 1080p video recording.
It supports connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports fast charging with proprietary Dash charger.
OnePlus 5T was launched in November and was available only in midnight black color option. Later, the company added Star Wars Limited Edition model and Lava Red option exclusively for the Chinese market. With the launch of sandstone white variant, OnePlus 5T will have more color options than at the time of launch.