The OnePlus 5 might be getting a splash of color with an unannounced gold variant

If you've looked at a photo of the newly-announced OnePlus 5 and found yourself thinking "hmm, something's missing," there's a fair chance the thing missing is, well, color. That is to say, with its latest flagship OnePlus seems to have bet big on darker shades – even the presentation officially revealing the 5 to the world was primarily black. But for those of you who prefer their devices in flashier colors, we have some good news: a gold-colored variant of the OnePlus 5 may also be approaching release.

The news comes from a listing on Chinese regulator TENAA's website, which reveals the OnePlus 5 was registered with three colors, instead of just the two we've seen so far, Slate Grey and Midnight Black. The third is listed as "mint gold," though we imagine the mint part of it is a translation error.

And as it turns out, we've seen a gold-colored OnePlus phone before, known as Soft Gold. Both the 3 and 3T were released with a Soft Gold version, which also came some time after the respective device's initial release date. Still, it's worth noting that both the 3 and 3T's gold-colored variants came out more than a month after their regular brethren, so if its drab colors are the one thing holding you back from purchasing the OnePlus 5, expect to wait for some time.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. scarface21173

Posts: 660; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Gold colour phones are sooooo 2 yrs ago.

2. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Everybody needs to hurry up and get it so they can complain when the red and blue ones come out.

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That would be nice. I like how sleek the midnight black looks but having a lighter color is nice.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

More articles will never make this phone an interesting one.

5. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

they should do a Brushed Silver version going horizontal.

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