OnePlus has been having a lot of fun with limited releases of new colors — they did it a few times with the black OnePlus 3T. Now that the all-black paint job is standard for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus needed a new color to play with. Looks like they’ve decided to return to a fan favorite from last summer — soft gold is back, but for how long, we don’t know.
Soft gold was introduced last year, and it’s a little more than a paint job. OnePlus has a long process that involves diamond-cut aluminum and precise sandblasting, giving the phone a soft-touch texture in addition to that light gold shine. The front of the phone has white bezels, giving it an all-around bright summertime look.
OnePlus is selling the soft gold OnePlus 5 on their site now, but it’s only available in 6 GB RAM/64 GB storage, not the more expensive 8 GB/128 GB model. That puts the soft gold price at $480 — more expensive than OnePlus phones have been in the past, although we still think the OnePlus 5 is good enough to be a solid value pick in the Android phone market.