OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T in November, just a few months after the OnePlus 5. While the price was slightly higher, the 5T added a few notable features like an 18:9 display and rear-facing fingerprint reader. Since then, OnePlus has dropped the limited edition Star Wars 5T in India, and now a similar device is coming to the rest of us. The new Sandstone White OnePlus 5T doesn’t have Star Wars branding, but it seems otherwise identical right down to the bright red alert slider.
The standard OnePlus 5T is only available in “midnight black,” and you have your choice of the 6GB/64GB or 8GB/128GB versions for $499 and $559, respectively. The new white version of the phone will only be available with the higher storage and ram option. So, that’s 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. As usual, there’s no microSD card slot.
The rest of this device’s specs are the same as the black 5T. It has a Snapdragon 835, a 6-inch 1080p OLED panel, a 16+20MP dual camera array, a 3,300mAh battery, and the Dash Charge-enabled Type-C port. The software is also identical—it’s still a version of Android 7.1 Nougat with an Oreo update coming in a month or two.
OnePlus isn’t hiking the price just because this is a limited run version of the phone. You will pay the same price as the higher-specced black device. That’s $559 in the US. This device will also be available in Europe for €559 and £499 in the UK.
It’s a white 5T
So, why would you want to pick up the limited edition Sandstone White 5T? While there’s no Star Wars content to fanboy over, this appears to be the same striking piece of hardware. The front is still black, but the rear panel is white with a contrasting black OnePlus logo.