Based on the teaser put up by OnePlus, fans were expecting the Chinese company to unveil a new OnePlus 5T variant with a sandstone finish. Today, OnePlus’s Founder, Carl Pei, proved the fans right by announcing the OnePlus 5T sandstone edition.
On the official OnePlus forums, Carl stated that sandstone has become an iconic part of OnePlus’ identity since its first device launch. He claims that the company has been experimenting to blend sandstone with metal. Reportedly, the company made over 100 prototypes before perfecting the process. Now finally after achieving the high standards of quality, the company is rolling out OnePlus 5T Sandstone White.
This limited-edition device undergoes four processes. It starts off with sandblasting the aluminum alloy and apply a primer for added protection. A color temperature layer ensures the white tones are balanced and natural. Next, natural minerals and white oil paint gives the device white and gray tones and signature Sandstone feel. The process ends with UV light refining the texture of the phone.
The OnePlus 5T Sandstone White will be available in select markets starting January 9. It will be available in limited quantities. So far, there is no word on whether the phone will be made available in India.
This special edition phone comes with the exact same specs as the regular version. It features a 6-inch Full AMOLED with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160. The panel has a tall 18:9 aspect ratio. On the photography front, it retains the same 16 MP + 20 MP dual rear camera setup. The fingerprint sensor is on the back. It is powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. It gets Bluetooth 5 support, which is augmented with AptX HD support for enhanced wireless audio streaming. It draws power from the 3,300 mAh battery with proprietary Dash charging feature.