OnePlus had more or less confirmed that the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will be announced tomorrow in China, and the device has just surfaced on JD.com (JingDong Mall), it seems. JD.com is one of the largest online shops in China, and an 8GB RAM variant of the phone surfaced on JD.com ahead of its announcement. As you can see, this device will resemble the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T, though it won’t have Star Wars branding on it.
The Star Wars OnePlus 5T edition arrived with a white-colored back, and a Sandstone finish back there, and the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will ship with that very same finish, it seems. The provided images indicate that the Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T will sport a white back, so we’re wondering if the company will release a black variant at all. Still, the front side of the device will be black-colored, though it would be nice of the company to give its users some options. For those of you who are unaware, the company also released the Lava Red variant of the OnePlus 5T in China, and that version may start hitting more markets in the near future as well. The OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 did not sport a Sandstone finish on their back sides, not a single variant of those devices did, though the company has decided to release the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T with a Sandstone back, and a new variant is coming as well. It seems like OnePlus is trying to cater to its consumers, as many of them are reminiscent of the OnePlus One and 2, both of which shipped with a Sandstone back finish. There’s probably a good reason for it as well, as the regular OnePlus 5T is quite slippery, and the same was the case with the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 as well.
As already mentioned, this variant of the phone will be announced in China tomorrow, though the device is expected to hit more markets in the near future as well, a global launch will probably follow in the near future as well. This variant of the device will probably cost as much as a regular 8GB RAM model, and it will have the same specs as the regular OnePlus 5T 8GB RAM variant as well. It seems like we won’t be getting the 6GB RAM Sandstone Edition OnePlus 5T, at least according to JD.com, but who knows, it is still possible that OnePlus may opt to announce a more affordable variant of the phone as well.