— OnePlus (@oneplus) January 4, 2018
OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is all set to launch a new variant of the OnePlus 5T smartphone with a Sandstone White colour option. the device is already listed on Chinese retailer’s JD.Com website. thus, confirming the previous leaks which were hinted towards the existence of such a variant.
According to the listing, The OnePlus 5T Sandstone White colour variant is priced at CNY 3,499 (approx Rs. 34,150) and will go on sale via JD.Com starting from January 9 at 21:30 PM IST with in a limited edition stock. the device will be available only in 8GB RAM / 128GB storage configuration.
To quickly recall, the Shenzhen based Chinese company has earlier launched The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in India on December 15 ahead of the release of ‘Star Wars : The Last Jedi’ — the latest movie from the popular Star Wars Franchise. the device was also available only in 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The Sandstone White colour variant spotted on Chinese retailer website also appears to be the same except without the Star Wars Logo on the back. it also features the same eye-catching red colour ‘alert slider’ with a Black front finish, and a black colour OnePlus logo on the rear.
In a blog post One Plus stated, “the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White unites the iconic sensation of OnePlus Sandstone with a sleek all-aluminum shell. Slowly perfected using over 100 prototypes, this is the first time we managed to apply our classic Sandstone feel to a metal chassis. It takes 4 layers to create a body with a comfortable grip and a natural, minimalistic appearance.
This limited-edition device undergoes four increasingly complex processes before it’s ready to hit the market, each of which was designed to ensure both a visually stunning sense of style and an incredible feel. First, we sandblast the aluminum alloy and apply a primer for added protection. A color temperature layer ensures the white tones are balanced and natural. Next, we apply a blend of natural minerals and white oil paint, lending the device its stunning blend of white and gray tones and signature Sandstone feel. Finally, UV light is used to refine the texture of the phone and ensure hardness and durability.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. Over the years, we have created a lot of history together. Sandstone is an incredibly important part of that history. Over the years, we have received more than a few cries for a true Sandstone device. With the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White we are casting a bold new light on a beloved classic. We can’t wait to get it into your hands. Thank you for 4 years of support!
You’ll be able to get your hands on the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White starting on January 9, at 10AM ET/ 10AM CET/ 10AM GMT. The OnePlus 5T Sandstone White is the most complex device we have ever built. Owing to its labor and time-intensive development, the OnePlus 5T will be available in extremely limited quantities.
Coming to the specifications, The OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED (1080 x 2160 p) Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by 2.45GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor paired with 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. the device comes with 64GB/128GB storage option and runs on OxygenOS 4.7.1 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat update and is said to receive Android 8.0 Oreo Beta build by early December.
The OnePlus 5T sports a dual rear camera setup which is combination of 16-megapixel Sony IMX 398 primary sensor with 1.12μm pixel size and 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376K secondary sensor with 1.0μm pixel size. both, the cameras features F/1.7 aperture and 27.22 mm focal length which helps to capture better low-light photography. the device sports a Dual LED flash. the company also mentioned that the device comes with improved support for Low-light photography and comes with portrait mode and video stabilization. The device also sports a 16-megapixel (Sony IMX 371 sensor) front facing selfie shooter with 1.0μm pixel size and F/2.0 Aperture.
the OnePlus 5T is backed by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery coupled with the company’s in-house Dash Charge technology which claims to charge the device for a day’s use in just 30 minutes. the device sports a Fingerprint sensor placed on the rear and comes with Face unlock features.
The OnePlus 5T was originally launched at a price tag of $499 (Rs. 32,999) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant and $559 (Rs. 37,999) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant.