Is a Sandstone OnePlus 5T coming on January 5?

A few days ago we mentioned that OnePlus could be prepping a snazzy Sandstone finish version of its recent OnePlus 5T flagship and it could be due out January 5.

This got revealed a while ago thanks to a Weibo post which features a promotional poster stating that "The classic returns", followed by a stylized schematic of Shi, one of the Chinese hieroglyphs for the ilk of "stone". 

Furthermore, the dirty white color of the teaser itself could be a dead giveaway for the color of this intriguing finish, though that's a bit of a stretch.

As the more memorable of you might recall, that same sandstone finish was a core design feature of the very first OnePlus device, the OnePlus One, which was a rather interesting finish choice back at the time. Later on, the OnePlus 2 also received the sandstone finish albeit the texture at the back was smoother and not as pronounced. 

With the advent of all-metal devices like the OnePlus 3 and 3T, sandstone finish only existed as a case option for OnePlus' devices, but it seems that the company is keen on bringing it back for its bezel-busting new handset.

No word yet on pricing and availability, but we don't think OnePlus would make this new finish version of the device more expensive just for the sake of it. Thus, we expect it to cost $499 for the 64GB variation and $559 for the 128GB one.

source: Weibo (translated) via DealNTech

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1 Comment

1. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Got the sandstone case on the 5T and it's the best case i've ever used

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