OnePlus is expected to announce a ‘Sandstone’ variant of the OnePlus 5T on January 5. On Wednesday, just a couple of days before the announcement, the phone maker released a teaser video highlighting users’ love for the sandstone back that debuted with the OnePlus One back in 2014.
As we mentioned, OnePlus has released a teaser video on its Twitter account that displays comments from various OnePlus phone owners who profess their love for the sandstone back panel, seen on the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. Some users say that sandstone is the reason they bought a OnePlus phone, while others claim that it is the best experience for anyone with butterfingers. The teaser, however, reveals no details on the release and announcement.
A post on Weibo highlighted the fact that OnePlus would be announcing a new variant of the OnePlus 5T on January 5 in China, with phrases like ‘three days left’ and ‘The Classic returns’ mentioned on it. We do not currently know whether the phone will sport a white Sandstone back or a black one. Ever since switching to a metal back with the OnePlus 3, the company hasn’t stopped making sandstone cases for its smartphones. The company had teased the Sandstone finish in a video earlier this year as well.
The OnePlus 5T was originally launched in November 2017. The smartphone sports a 6.01-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display. It comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB/ 8GB of RAM. The phone sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. There is also a 16-megapixel front sensor for selfies and video calling.
A special Star Wars Limited Edition variant of the OnePlus 5T was launched last month. It features a customised Star Wars design and comes with a textured white back panel.