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OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant is official; available in 'select quantities'

OnePlus 5 Soft Gold variant is official; available in 'select quantities'

The new variant will go on sale from Wednesday (9 August) 12 am onwards through Amazon and OnePlus' official website.

The OnePlus 5 Soft Gold will only be available in the 6/64GB configuration. The mid-range phone that was already retailing in Midnight Black (8GB RAM) and Slate Gray (6GB RAM) hues will now also be available in Soft Gold color option starting August 9, 2017. The new slate grey variant will be available for purchase on Amazon India, OnePlus online store and in OnePlus store in Bengaluru and in Delhi. The good thing is that the price is the same as the Slate Gray version with the same 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. However, once the now available units of the Soft Gold OnePlus 5 have sold out, with will not be restocked.

OnePlus previously offered the higher-end model with additional RAM and storage in the Midnight Black color option only.

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According to OnePlus, it takes more than 180 days to create and flawless a coating of soft gold. Getting a perfectly even and light colour starts with running premium aluminium alloy through a diamond cutter. "It's an extensive process, but the result is worth it..." Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with the Adreno 540 GPU. A more detailed 16MP camera front-camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and an active screen flash with three modes to choose from-On, Off and Auto.

Fueling the smartphone is a 3,300mAh non-removable battery, which is supported by Dash Charging technology. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS / A-GPS and USB Type-C (v2.0).

The Soft Gold shade looks similar to its predecessors and will probably appeal to those who like having a white and gold combo rather than black on black.


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