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.
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.But alongside
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.