Currently you can only buy the the OnePlus 5T in a single color, but that could be changing very soon. The phone, like its sibling, will be offered in Sandstone for those who prefer lighter shade. And now we’re figuring out when OnePlus might start selling the new color in at least a few markets. If a teaser posted online recently is any indication, the OnePlus 5T in Sandstone is just days away from being announced.
Here’s the teaser, which OnePlus put on Chinese social media platform Weibo:
OnePlus isn’t exactly hiding anything in this teaser. It shows a countdown that should end on Friday, January 5. And, based on the look of it, the color matches OnePlus’ Sandstone. The Chinese phrase on the bottom translates to “The classic returns” while the symbol within the box reads “stone.” So there really is nothing being kept secret here.
When the OnePlus 5 launched back in June, the colors sold immediately were Slate Gray and Midnight Black. Soft Gold then replaced Midnight Gray a couple months later. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5T arrived in November in Midnight Black alone.
Internally, nothing will be different about the OnePlus 5T in Sandstone. It’ll have all of the same specifications including the 6-inch Full HD+ (2160×1080) Optic AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and two rear cameras. OnePlus is adding the new color simply to give consumers more choice.
Since the teaser was posted on Weibo, the announcement could come a day early in select parts of the world. It’s just not clear if OnePlus will bring Sandstone to every market. Typically the company gives everyone the same attention, but the Star Wars-themed OnePlus 5T was an exclusive for India. Until anything is official, cross your fingers and hope the OnePlus 5T in Sandstone heads your way.