The new variant will go on sale from Wednesday (9 August) 12 am onwards through Amazon and OnePlus' official website. The OnePlus 5 Slate Gray shipped with the standard 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model, and the Midnight Black shipped with the upgraded 8GB + 128GB specs.
With this, OnePlus 5 is now available in three colours, namely; Slate Gray, Midnight Black and Soft Gold.
Last week, OnePlus posted a new photo of OnePlus 5 teasing the new color option. Priced at Rs 32,999, the new variant is offered with the 6GB RAM+64GB storage configuration and features same specifications as the slate gray colour variant.
Dubbed OxygenOS 4.5.8, the new firmware majorly adds electronics image stabilisation (EIS) to the available 4K video recording feature on the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 is also available in black. OnePlus states that it takes 180 days to flawless the Gold finish on the aluminum casing used on the OnePlus 5 and the stocks for the Gold color will be limited. Getting a perfectly even and light colour starts with running premium aluminium alloy through a diamond cutter. The surface is then sandblasted and polished with intense precision.
The interesting thing no note here is that time is of paramount important in this extensive process as the anodized colour can take a different shade. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled Adreno 540 GPU. The highlight of the phone is of course the iPhone-like dual camera setup that OnePlus claims can provide 2X lossless zoom. It comes with 16 Megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor sensor primary and 20 Megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor secondary rear camera with Dual LED flash.
Earlier in June, the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus launched its flagship device OnePlus 5 in India.