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OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition comes to North America and Europe (Update: video)
After the launch of the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition last month to commemorate the release of the next chapter in the epic Star Wars space opera – Star Wars: The Last Jedi – OnePlus kicked off 2018 with the launch of OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition in India.
According to the company, the special edition smartphone is inspired by the dynamic nature of lava with colors that change under different types of light. The radiant Lava Red color shade is achieved through an accurate combination of temperature, consistency, and baking time with less than 0.01% variation. Additionally, it uses two anodic oxidation processes to ensure the texture and feel.
Apart from the cosmetic changes in the design, the Lava Red Edition is a OnePlus 5T at heart. It’s got the same internals as the higher spec’d OnePlus 5T (8 GB + 128 GB), and that isn’t a bad thing. The OnePlus 5T is a solid smartphone and has a well-rounded appeal for a broad audience.
Again, like the 5T, the OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS on top. Android Oreo out of the box would’ve been a nice highlight of the smartphone launching in 2018, but alas!
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOS
- Display: 6.01-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) AMOLED | 401 ppi | 18:9 aspect ratio | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm | Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: 128 GB
- Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | 1.12 µm | f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP IMX 376K sensor | 1.0 µm | f/1.7 aperture
- Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 µm, f/2.0 aperture
- Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
- Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 162 g
Priced at ₹37,999 ($597), the limited-edition smartphone is only available in India (along with China where it was first unveiled a couple of months back). The price is same as the OnePlus 5T, so there’s no premium on the red color variant – except the limited availability of course.