OnePlus 5T Sandstone Variant Expected to Launch on January 5

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OnePlus 5T Sandstone Variant Expected to Launch on January 5


  • The launch comes after a Star Wars edition was launched last month
  • There is no confirmation on the colour of the back panel
  • Phrases like ‘The Classic returns’ mentioned on the invite

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus is all set to launch another special variant of the OnePlus 5T on January 5, with the company teasing the launch on that date. The company is expected to bring back the Sandstone variant that was first seen on the OnePlus One. This new variant comes a few weeks after the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition had been launched with a similar white textured back panel.

OnePlus in an official post on Weibo hints that the OnePlus 5T is getting a new Sandstone finish variant that will be launched in China on January 5. There is currently no update on the colour of the variant's back panel. The company recently hinted at the new model through a video uploaded online. An invite has also been sent out that has phrases like 'three days left' and 'The Classic returns' on it.

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The Chinese company had celebrated four years of the Sandstone Black OnePlus One last month. The Sandstone Black colour variant had been part of the OnePlus clan till the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 replaced it for a metal finish.

To recap, the OnePlus 5T (Review) is a dual-SIM smartphone. It features a 6-inch full-HD+ Optic AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and comes with 6GB/ 8GB RAM variants.


In the camera department, the OnePlus 5T sports a dual camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel telephoto sensor. There is another 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. The handset packs in a 3300mAh battery under the hood. The OnePlus 5T also comes with Face Unlock and a fingerprint sensor.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Large, bright and clear screen
  • Great battery life
  • Useful software features
  • Very good performance
  • Bad
  • Photo quality in daylight could be better
  • No weatherproofing or wireless charging
  • Android 8.0 update will take months
Processor2.45GHz octa-core
Front Camera16-megapixel
Resolution1080x2160 pixels
OSAndroid 7.1.1
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3300mAh
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