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OnePlus brings back its ‘Sandstone finish’ for the masses

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Published Jan 5, 2018, 11:04 am IST
Updated Jan 5, 2018, 11:04 am IST
The Sandstone White variant is available only on the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
 The Sandstone White variant is available only on the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

When OnePlus announced the 5T Star Wars edition last month, its fans rejoiced after knowing that the brand’s popular Sandstone finish had made a comeback. The Sandstone finish was the trademark of the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2, which bid goodbye with OnePlus 3 as it embraced a new metallic body design. However, the Sandstone finish on a OnePlus device was demanded by the fans, which is why the company has unveiled a new Sandtone White variant of the 5T in the US.

The Sandstone White variant brings back the same Sandstone effect from the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition (read our review here) launched in India last month. It even retains the red mineral slider and the side buttons with black accents. However, there’s no movie branding or special UI on board this variant. The press shots also show a new wallpaper, which seems to be the only addition to the software front when compared to the regular Midnight Black 5T.

The Sandstone White variant is available only on the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Therefore, users opting for this model will also get to experience the Snapdragon 835 chipset’s slick performance and get good quality pictures from the 16MP+20MP dual rear cameras. You can check out our review of the OnePlus 5T here.

Currently, the Sandstone White variant of the 5T is only available in the US for $599 (roughly Rs 37,949) as of now, with the company expressing no intention of putting it for sale in India. However, we think the Sandstone White variant might not make it to India considering the fact that the 5T Star Wars Edition with the same finish and specifications was launched exclusively in India for Rs 38,999.

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