OnePlus had introduced the Lava Red OnePlus 5T in China back in November last year, the device was expected to launch in India on January 26, but it seems like it may arrive sooner than expected. According to a report by Techook, the company may opt to announce the phone on January 23 in order to avoid the national holiday clutter. Now, do keep in mind that this report is based on an info from an unnamed source, so take it with a grain of salt, as the company did not confirm anything just yet.
At first, it seems like the Lava Red OnePlus 5T variant will remain exclusive to China, but that won't be the case, it seems, the phone will become available in India, and it's even possible that OnePlus may opt to release it in some other countries as well. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T model is identical to the regular OnePlus 5T model, everything except its color, of course. Now, aside from the Lava Red OnePlus 5T, the company had also introduced the Star Wars Edition of the device, and also the Sandstone variant of the phone. The Star Wars OnePlus 5T because official last month, and this special edition model was made available in India and Scandinavia by the company. Having said that, OnePlus also announced the Sandstone edition OnePlus 5T yesterday, which is actually identical to the Star Wars model, but it does not have the Star Wars branding on it. The Sandstone edition of the OnePlus 5T comes with a white-colored back, and that back side is also covered in OnePlus' Sandstone finish, which should make it far less slippery than a regular model. This variant of the device comes in an 8GB RAM variant only, a 6GB RAM model will not be made available. Speaking of which, the device will go on sale starting on January 9.
All OnePlus 5T variants are fueled by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, and they all come with a 6.01-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display. The device sports a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, while a dual camera setup is placed above it. 20 and 16-megapixel shooters can be found on the OnePlus 5T's back side, and the former sensor is actually here to improve low light performance, while the latter is a regular RGB shooter. A 16-megapixel camera is included on the phone's front, while the device comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with OnePlus' OxygenOS skin on top of it.