The Slate Gray OnePlus 5 is now available with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage

OnePlus made an interesting choice with the 5 — it produced two differently specced variants of the device, and then made both exclusive to a specific color option. Thus, the Slate Gray variant was cheaper and offered 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the Midnight Black one was more expensive, thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

But alongside the reveal of the third color option, Soft Gold, OnePlus promised that the situation would change soon — a promise which it has just delivered upon. So from now on, the OnePlus 5 in Slate Gray is also available in a version with 8 gigs of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

The new option seems to be available across all regions where OnePlus operates, and costs the same as the Midnight Black one — $539 in U.S. currency. So those of you who hev been restlessly waiting out on this particular color/specs combo before making their purchase may now breathe a sigh of relief, right before slamming the 'buy' button.

And with this addition to the OnePlus 5 lineup, we're curious to see whether the Slate Gray color option will remain users' least favorite one, as the better specs may give it a bit of a push in the ranking. And as for the Soft Gold variant — OnePlus has thus far stayed mum on whether it will get the 8/128 GB treatment as well, though we're certainly hoping it does.

source: OnePlus via TrueTech

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



6. shnibz

Posts: 523; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Aka "almost black"

3. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I meant android in general and not just the upcoming android O

5. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Its needed to keep as much stuff in RAM, so the system will run flawless, nand as cache is not nearly as fast as RAM.

2. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The spec race is getting ridiculous. Is android O that unoptimized that it requires gaming desktop PC specs?

4. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

With so many OEM's competing in the Android space they have to find a way to differentiate themselves from one another. Specs are just one way for them to compete. It's not about it being necessary to run Android.

7. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

instead of having 8gb ram which is excessive, how about a QHD screen instead of the same regurgitated screen for 4 years?

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Red color please.

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