If you don’t already own the OnePlus 5T, you might want to wait a little longer before pulling the trigger.
Now it’s all but confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will be offered in a new color sometime soon. Just one day after teasing the announcement on a Chinese social media platform, the company posted a fan-filled video on its global accounts. The latest teaser rolls through comments from fans who, over the years, have expressed appreciation over the Sandstone color offered with previous models.
Here’s the video:
Dat Sandstone feel doe. Sandstone fans, what drew you to this grip? pic.twitter.com/Us9A4YPr5F
— OnePlus (@oneplus) January 3, 2018
OnePlus is all about appreciating the journey, and this teaser certainly accomplishes that. It includes nothing but tweets from fans who loved their OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 in Sandstone. Fans were particularly impressed by the texture of the phones in Sandstone since, aside from looking more adventurous than a smooth metal or glass back, it made gripping better.
In 2016, the company dropped the color and only offered the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T in Graphite and Soft Gold. The OnePlus 5, too, was limited and available in just Midnight Black and Slate Gray. So, to bring back the beloved color, OnePlus is relying on fans to generate hype. And that hype is needed as companies like Samsung and LG are nearing the launches of their 2018 flagships.
As of today, the OnePlus 5T is only sold in Midnight Black. There’s a red-colored model, but it’s an exclusive for China. The same goes for the Star Wars-themed model in India. But the OnePlus 5T in Sandstone should be widely available considering the teaser was posted on all of the company’s social media accounts.
There’s no set date for OnePlus to make any announcement, but the last teaser pointed to January 5. If the OnePlus 5T in Sandstone is indeed a real thing (and that’s practically guaranteed now), it should be made official within days.