After initially launching the two variants based on their RAM and storage options, OnePlus has officially launched the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant. The phone was already being sold in the two color options – Slate Grey and Midnight Black.
The OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, the same combination that was offered on its Slate Grey variant. The phone has a soft gold finish on the back and on the front, it has a white bezel around the display. Nothing else has really changed when we talk about the internals, as the phone holds the same sheet of specifications and it runs Android Nougat based OxygenOS, which also has received the latest update with EIS support for 4K video recording.
To take a quick look at the specifications, the OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Optic AMOLED display tech, and internally it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone has a dual-lens camera combination on the back with a 20MP + 16MP camera combo having a normal and a telephoto lens, the latter helping in zooming in without any loss of details. There is also a 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.
OnePlus 5 has its share of the good and bad features and still, it is worth mentioning that the phone is one of the best in its price range and holds enough to challenge the other flagships in the market. The addition of this new color variant should be a good one considering that Gold is a common one yet a good choice.
The Soft Gold variant of the OnePlus 5 is going to be available on Amazon India and at the OnePlus Experience Stores and these are not going to be restocked once sold, so it is a limited-edition model.
Commenting on this launch, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said “As a maker of the most beautifully designed smartphones, it gives us immense joy to introduce the latest OnePlus 5 with even more refined and elegant Soft Gold finish this festival season. The latest OnePlus 5 Soft Gold will appeal to those who are looking for the perfect balance of beautiful design and powerful features.”