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OnePlus 5T Sandstone variant teased by OnePlus?

Following rumors regarding a potential OnePlus 5T Sandstone model, OnePlus might now be teasing its announcement on January 5.
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January 2, 2018
TL;DR
  • OnePlus has teased a OnePlus 5T announcement coming January 5 through its official Weibo account
  • The teaser includes the Chinese word for “stone” and says “the classic returns”
  • The news arrives following the previous speculation regarding a potential Sandstone variant of the 5T

OnePlus has been making its OnePlus 5T a more attractive prospect since launch with some additional variants. We’ve already seen a Star Wars-themed model, while a Lava Red version recently went on sale in China. We might soon be able to add one more to the list, too, as it looks like we a Sandstone model could be on its way.

This speculation arrives from Chinese social media website Weibo (via GSMArena), where OnePlus posted an official teaser for an announcement on January 5: check it out below.

The image indicates that there are three days remaining before “the classic returns,” and also includes the Chinese symbol for “stone.” As the original OnePlus was famous (in part) for its unique black sandstone color variant (also used on the OnePlus 2), this may be the classic style being referred to. The grainy texture on the poster background could also be a giveaway, here.

This news follows a “what’s in the box” stunt OnePlus recently did in London, where members of the public put their hand in a OnePlus box to try and identify what was inside. This sparked the initial speculation that a new sandstone model could be in the works when people identified the object as being “like a stone,” with a “slight feeling of sand,” and even, like “the OnePlus One sandstone.”

We’ll keep our eyes on OnePlus this Friday to see what’s new. Would you like to see a OnePlus 5T sandstone model? Let us know in the comments.