The Chinese OnePlus 5T is now available in Lava Red

The OnePlus 5T was unveiled in November and offers customers a flagship-grade experience with a modernized design. Before this week, the phone was available in Midnight Black. But now, OnePlus has started selling the OnePlus 5T in Lava Red for the Chinese. 

The new color looks bright and cheerful compared with the sober Midnight Black model. OnePlus has colored most of the device Red but the front remains Black, which gives the handset a distinctive look.

In other respects, the Lava Red OnePlus 5T is comparable to the regular Midnight Black model. There’s the same 6-inch Optic OLED 18:9 aspect ratio screen, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, the dual rear camera assembly, and a 3,300mAh battery containing Dash Charge technology. One of the new software features introduced with the OnePlus 5T over the older OnePlus 5 is Face Unlock, which uses over a hundred identifiers to quickly recognize the user and unlock the display. OnePlus claims that their face unlock technology is exceptionally fast and accomplished. At the present time, the OnePlus 5T uses Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but OnePlus is busy working on an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, to be available in 2018 for this handset.

Before you rush to the OnePlus website to order yours, there are two important things you need to be aware of. The first is that OnePlus is only offering the Lava Red OnePlus 5T in China. There’s no word if other countries will receive the Lava Red colored device, although OnePlus is receptive to suggestions and feedback from customers. If enough people ask for the Lava Red model in their country, OnePlus might decide to expand availability.

Second, the Lava Red OnePlus 5T is only available as the higher end, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage model. Customers wanting the lesser 6GB RAM, 64GB storage model will have to do with the Midnight Black model. There’s no word from OnePlus if the lesser model will be made available in Lava Red, but there is some good news in that the company is not charging customers extra for the alternative color. This was the case with several OnePlus 5 variants that came late. Learn more at the link below.


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