We already know that OnePlus is planning to launch a new colour Lava Red colour option of its latest flagship device, The OnePlus 5T, soon in India. The company was earlier reported to launch the new colour option on January 23, but it seems, the brand is planning to launch the new smartphone on Thursday i.e January 11, 2018.
According to the latest teaser posted by OnePlus India on Twitter, the company might launch the smartphone on the above-mentioned date. The tweet reads, “Powerful radiance is right around the corner. 2 days to go!” This somewhat confirms that the launch of the new colour variant on the said date.
Powerful radiance is right around the corner. 2 days to go! pic.twitter.com/URaXYqIEXX
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) January 9, 2018
To recall, OnePlus unveiled the limited Edition OnePlus 5T Lava Red colour option in China in November last year. The variant is available for 8GB RAM variant and it comes with a price tag of Yuan 3499 (approx. Rs 35,000). This could mean that the smartphone will be available for the same memory configuration in India as well. One could also expect it to be priced around Rs 38,000. Previously, the brand also introduced a OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition in India as well.
Recollecting some key specifications, the device features a 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display will be protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
On the camera front, it features a dual-camera setup at the rear panel with a combination of 16-megapixel sensor with aperture f/1.7, Sony IMX 398 sensor, 1.12 micron pixel size, dual LED flash and focal length of 27.22mm, while the secondary camera bears 20 megapixels Sony IMX376K sensor along with aperture f/1.7, 1.0 micron pixel size and focal length of 27.22mm.
For the front, you get a 16-megapixel selfie camera with Sony IMX371 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and 1.0-micron pixel size. OnePlus 5T run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on Oxygen OS. The latest smartphone will receive the latest Open Beta for Android Oreo in late December. Further, there are new parallel apps as well. The phone bears a 3,300mAh battery along with Dash Charge technology for fast charging.
Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 GPU. The OnePlus 5T will come in two configurations: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB storage options. The smartphone features a new Face Unlock feature, which can unlock the smartphone in 0.3 seconds. The fingerprint sensor is moved on the rear panel and it can unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds.
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On the connectivity front, the OnePlus 5T will support MIMO 2×2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, headphone jack, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, USB Type C 2.0, fingerprint sensor and dual-SIM. For audio, the phone bears three microphones with noise cancellation and it supports AANC and Dirac HD sound. The phone will measure 156 x 75 x 7.25mm and weighs 162 grams.