OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T in China on November 28 and the flagship was accompanied by a surprise. The surprise comes in the form of a new Lava Red colour variant designated as its fourth-anniversary edition. Since the launch, the OP5T has only been available in the Midnight Black variant with the Lava Red variant unavailable. However, the cool Red variant has now gone up for sale in China and is listed on OnePlus’ official website serving the Chinese market.
Despite its attractive and colourful paint job, the Lava Red variant still comes with the same price tag as the Midnight Black variant. The OnePlus 5T’s price remains unchanged at 3,499 Yuan. Do note that the new sleek variant is only available in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and the price is consistent with the top-end Midnight Black-coloured variant.
Apart from the colour, the Lava Red utilises the same design as the Midnight Black variant. The OnePlus 5T prides itself on having an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio on top of a 6.01-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. The device comes with minimally curved corners (the radius of curvature is smaller than what’s found on devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, for example). We should be looking at a better display than the OP 5 especially as we are told the jelly scrolling issue on the OnePlus 5 display isn’t present on the 5T. The device also packs an improved dual camera setup at the rear and as is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chip. The dual-Nano SIM packing flagship gets its juice from a 3300mAh battery with support for DASH fast charge technology. The phone also features the USB Type-C interface and a 3.5mm audio jack. There are indications the OP5T Lava Red variant could hit India on January 26, meaning it could be made available to buy in other markets outside China.