The Lava Red Special Edition OnePlus 5T was launched in China back in November. OnePlus hadn’t said anything regarding the global availability of the Lava Red version back then. Although, it was speculated that OnePlus will launch the Lava Red variant in India as India is an important market to them. It was only till the first week of this year that we heard rumours of OnePlus thinking about launching the Lava Red variant in India later this month.
Today, we received an email from Amazon which read “Presenting the OnePlus 5T Lava Red – Powerfully Radiant”. OnePlus 5T special edition Lava Red variant sports black bezel on the front and bright red finish on the back and sides of the phone.
Other than the colour difference, all the specifications are similar to that of the regular OnePlus 5T. This includes the 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.
Regarding the new OnePlus 5T variant, OnePlus states –
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.
Price And Availability
The OnePlus 5T Lava Red version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 37,999 in India which is the same as (8GB + 128GB) Midnight Black version. Registrations for the OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition begin on 11th January 2018 on Amazon.in and will go on sale on 20th January 2018 at 12:00 IST.
OnePlus says it is the fastest selling smartphone it has ever produced.