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OnePlus debuted the smartphone market by launching the flagship killer called OnePlus One. Along with the high-end specifications and $299 price tag, the sandstone finish also brought some attention to the device. Later, OnePlus only launched the OnePlus 2 with the sandstone finish. However, It also launched the OnePlus power banks in Sandstone finish. Last month, the company came up with the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in Sandstone White. It comes with a slightly higher price tag than the regular OnePlus 5T. The limited edition device also features Star Wars logo on the rear and Red-colored Alert Slider on the left.
OnePlus Might Launch OnePlus 5T Sandstone Variant at CES 2018
(January 1st, 2018)
A few days back, the company posted a new video teasing the launch of a new sandstone variant of the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus is yet to reveal the complete details about this new variant. While the company hasn’t mentioned any specific date for the announcement, it is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2018. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held from January 7th to 12th 2018, including the media days. We will be hearing the official details about the OnePlus 5T sandstone variant during this period.
While the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition came in Sandstone White color, we guess the upcoming variant will be launched in Sandstone Black color. Apart from the textured finish on the rear, there will be no other differences between the OnePlus 5T and the upcoming variant. The OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with Full HD+(2106 ×1080 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It packs Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
Though the device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, the company already released the OxygenOS Open Beta 1 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It sports 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with f/1.7 aperture, EIS, and dual LED flash. For selfies, there is a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device comes with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and super fast Face Unlock. It is backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery and supports 5V/4A (20W) Dash Charge fast charging technology.
OnePlus 5T Sandstone Variant to Launch on January 5th
(January 1st, 2018)
Last week, the company posted a new video teasing about the new sandstone variant of the OnePlus 5T. Today, the company posted a new teaser image on Weibo confirming the launch date as January 5th. As we reported earlier today, HMD Global is also holding an event in China on the same date to launch the new Nokia 6 (2018). Talking about the new OnePlus 5T variant, the company mentioned the word ‘stone’ on the teaser image. As said above, OnePlus might showcase this variant at the upcoming CES 2018 evet.
OnePlus has already confirmed to launch a new variant of OnePlus 5T on January 5th in China. Based on the teaser, the company will be officially unveiling the OnePlus 5T Sandstone variant tomorrow. However, the company has officially listed the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White on its global website. Talking about the physical overview, it looks similar to the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition device launched last month in India.
Unlike the Limited Edition device, there is no Star Wars logo on the new OnePlus 5T Sandstone White, but the company retained the Mineral Red Alert Slider on the left. Just like the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, the new OnePlus 5T Sandstone White will be available only in 8GB RAM variant. It costs $559 (Rs. 37,999) for the 8GB RAM variant and will be available starting January 9th. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!