OnePlus 5T is proving to be quite a trendy successor to the OnePlus 5 and is definitely one of the most talked about phones to launch in the tail end of 2017.
OnePlus launched the 5T in only a “Midnight Black” color variant initially, which did seem too plain. However, it’s also launched timely colour variants since, to mark various milestones. To celebrate the release of Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, it launched a cool limited edition ‘Star Wars’ variant for India. And later, it released the wildly-popular ‘Lava Red’ variant in China in December 2017 to celebrate its fourth anniversary there. So it’s in the habit of using special occasions to release special editions.
Interestingly, OnePlus entered its 4th year of being in the Indian market in December 2017, so we suspected the company is planning another special treat for OnePlus fans in India. Sources close to the company have confirmed that the Lava Red OnePlus 5T will be launched in India on January 26.
Along with white, red is a OnePlus signature colour, and both feature in the company’s now-iconic logo. So it makes sense that the company would want to commemorate a new India milestone with this trademark colour.
Another reason is the popularity of the red variant and the demands from fans around the world to break the China exclusivity. The red-colored variant has quite clearly enticed netizens. So much, that they’ve been heavily requesting its release across social media platforms. Take these tweets, for example:
Eagerly waiting for #OnePlus5T "LAVA RED" edition to launch in #India@getpeid @Vikas_AGL I have been waiting for 3 months for this phone n now waiting for the red edition… please make it available if possible… #oneplus @OnePlus_IN
— Dhaval Daterao (@DodoDaterao) December 21, 2017
I want to OnePlus 5T in All-New Lava Red Colour in India
— WASIM AKHIL AHMAD (@wasimkhan77786) November 28, 2017
Hi Hemadarshan! We have no official information to share about it. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates.
— OnePlus Support (@OnePlus_Support) December 20, 2017
All those demands seem to have caught OnePlus’ attention and the company is planning to deliver on the expectations of its Indian fanbase.
The Lava Red colour is seen on the back cover, frame and even the fingerprint sensor while the front bezels retain the black colour to make this device look even more attractive. The camera protrusion and OnePlus logo are still colored black, making them stand out in contrast to the red.
As for the specifications, the red-colored OnePlus 5T variant will come only with the high-end configuration. This means you’ll be getting 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on this Lava Red variant. You can take a quick look at the specs of the device right here:
|156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm
|5.7 ounces (162g)
|6.01-inches 18:9 Optic AMOLED screen, with 1080 x 2160p display resolution
|octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, clocked at 2.45GHz
|16+20MP dual camera, with f/1.7 aperture and dual LED flash
|16MP IMX 371 sensor, with f/2.0 aperture
|Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Oreo in December
|Fingerprint, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
|LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
|USB Type-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack
Coming to the pricing, the “Lava Red” OnePlus 5T was launched in China at the same price as the more expensive variant of the device. This means the device should ideally retail for Rs. 37,999 in India. The red variant would probably not receive a price hike like the Star Wars edition of the device, launched earlier in December.