OnePlus introduced the Lava Red edition of the OnePlus 5T smartphone in China back in November. Today it has launched the new color variant of the smartphone in India. This has black bezel on the front and comes with bright red finish on the back and the sides of the phone. It recently launched the 5T Star Wars edition in India and introduced the 5T Sandstone White Limited Edition for global markets last week.
Regarding the new Lava Red edition, OnePlus said:
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 accurate combination of temperature, consistency and baking time with less than 0.01% variation. Additionally, it uses two anodic oxidation processes, using double blasting and an AF coating to ensure the texture and feel. A completely redesigned wallpaper unique to this edition further enhances the user experience.
Other than the color, other specifications are similar, including a 6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 16-megapixel primary rear camera and a 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Oxygen OS, Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, and a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge.
The OnePlus 5T Lava Red version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 37,999 in India, same as the 8GB + 128GB Midnight Black version and will be available exclusively from Amazon.in starting from 20th January 2018 at 12PM.
Commenting on the launch, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said:
We are thrilled by the overwhelming response to the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. This phenomenal excitement reinforces the trust that our fans have instilled in us, making us determined to continue to bring fresh experiences. We are happy to kickstart 2018 with the much requested OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition, our first ever red smartphone, that will certainly appeal to those looking for the perfect balance of beautiful design and powerful features.