Red is the new black: OnePlus 5T in Lava Red announced

Well, apparently red is the color that is going to be hip in the next few months. We only wonder — why does it have to be in exclusive editions sold to select markets?

OnePlus has just announced that it will be launching a Lava Red OnePlus 5T... in China. The finish will be available on the $559 variant of the phone, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. There is absolutely no word on whether it would become available for international markets as of yet. But, knowing OnePlus, if the fan community gets loud enough, that might just happen.

The OnePlus 5T has only just launched a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty much a OnePlus 5 internally, but has an 18:9 display with thin bezels around it, and a swapped out camera module. The latter means that the telephoto lens of the old OnePlus 5 is gone and now we have a "night" camera, which is supposed to take better photos in the evening, but we wouldn't say we were blown away by the actual results. Hey, actually, check out our full review of the phone here!

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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's a shame this isn't a phone that is part of Product Red. It's only a small piece of the pie but a great marketing tool for companies.

7. Nopers unregistered

Well OnePlus is a Chinese company, not exactly known to be charitable.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Perhaps, but most if not all companies don't give a crap about charity and use it as a cheap marketing tool.

2. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Looks much better than the boring black.

3. Dnovera

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2017

That looks exactly like OPPO R11s

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Suitable for girls..

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Just like red sports cars. Only girls like red.

5. ygorcortes

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

It looks AMAZING!

9. lozanro

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Ah, finally, a decent replacement for my Lava Red HTC 10. Kuddos to 1+ for making it global.

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