The OnePlus 5 launch by the OnePlus on Monday evening in soft gold color. The flagship Android phone OnePlus 5, will be available from midnight of August 9 in the soft gold color on Amazon India website as well as on the OnePlus India store. It will also be available in offline OnePlus stores, although there are only a handful of such stores in India right now.
The soft gold variant of the OnePlus 5 in will be sold only in 64GB version and it will be priced at Rs 32,999, while is similar to the price of other OnePlus 5 in other color variants. Also, as said by the OnePlus this is a limited edition phone and may not be available in large quantities. OnePlus is also introducing the slate gray variant in 128GB storage option, In addition to the rose gold variant today. This too will also go on sale on August 9.
There is only the difference of color in the limited edition variant of the new OnePlus 5 gold variant it has exactly the same features and hardware that OnePlus introduced with the slate gray and midnight black variants in June in India. Nothing else changes In other words, other than the color.
In India, the OnePlus 5 was launched on June 22. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It is made available by OnePlus in two versions which are 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage and 6GB RAM plus 64 GB internal storage. The 128GB version was only available in the only midnight black variant till now. There are two main cameras in the smartphone: one with the 16-megapixel image sensor and a regular wide-angle lens, and the other with a 20-megapixel image sensor and a telephoto lens. On the front, the device has a 16-megapixel camera. The device comes with the metallic body and is powered by Android Nougat-based Oxygen OS.
From the rose gold that Apple popularized with the iPhone, the new OnePlus 5 variant in gold is somewhat different. It looks more golden and less pink. But it is also not golden enough to be gaudy like some budget phones that come in “gold” color, which is good. As said by the OnePlus that the finish of the Soft Gold OnePlus 5 is 30 per cent finer by further developing the sandblasting process than that of previous OnePlus Soft Gold devices.”
Vikas Agarwal, general manager, OnePlus India Speaking on the new launch, said “It gives us immense joy to introduce the latest OnePlus 5 with even more refined and elegant Soft Gold finish this festival season, As a maker of the most beautifully designed smartphones, The latest OnePlus 5 Soft Gold will appeal to those who are looking for the perfect balance of beautiful design and powerful features.”
OnePlus said that to create and perfect a coating of soft gold, it takes the company an average of 180 days. The OnePlus 5 comes with the metallic body and soft gold color which is paired with the white bezels and panel on the screen, which takes away the charm somewhat. But then almost all phones that come in the soft gold use white bezels around the screen.