OnePlus 5T Sandstone White is Now Official

At first, it seems like the Lava Red OnePlus 5T variant will remain exclusive to China, but that won't be the case, it seems, the phone will become available in India, and it's even possible that OnePlus may opt to release it in some other countries as well.

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars-themed Limited edition model in India in December. The phone is also the same as the Star Wars Limited Edition we showed you last month, minus the logo on the back and the fancy retail box contents.

The OnePlus 5T was launched in India in Midnight Black colour. Available in both white and black, this special flagship was covered using an attractive sandstone texture.

This Sandstone White variant of the OnePlus 5T will be available in limited quantities owing to its labour and time-intensive manufacturing process.

OnePlus claims that the 5T is the company's most competitive product to date, offering key hardware and software updates inspired by the active OnePlus community, including a higher resolution, 18:9 display, enhanced low-light camera performance and numerous new software features.

And if you're confused between the Midnight Black and Sandstone White, here's our take on what the new variant has to offer. It comes without Star Wars branding. On Wednesday, just a couple of days before the announcement, the phone maker released a teaser video highlighting users' love for the sandstone back that debuted with the OnePlus One back in 2014.

The Sandstone finish resembles the older OnePlus One and OnePlus Two phones. It is powered by a 64 bit 2.45GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor with 8GB of RAM.

Commenting on the launch of this newer varian of the OnePlus 5T, the Chinese company discussed about its manufacturing process. It comes with 16 Megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor primary and 20 Megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor secondary rear camera with Dual LED flash. The rear-facing camera can record 4K videos at 30fps, while the front-facing camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps. For selfies, It comes with a 16 Megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor front camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It packs a 3,300 mAh battery with Dash Charge. "We have applied this approach to all aspects of the OnePlus 5T". The Lava Red OnePlus 5T model is identical to the regular OnePlus 5T model, everything except its color, of course.

  • Essie Rivera