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There’s a new OnePlus 3 model, and it launches today

The OnePlus 3 has only been out for just over a month, but it’s already getting a snazzy new makeover.

OnePlus is launching a new “limited edition” colour option for the OnePlus 3 today in the US – ‘Soft Gold’. The colour variant was teased last month, but is now finally available to buy through the OnePlus online store. Until now, the phone has only been available in the default ‘Graphite’ colour.

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Check out Soft Gold in the launch video below:

“Looking for a fresh coat of paint? Take a look at the new colour variant of the OnePlus 3 – Soft Gold,” writes OnePlus. “Instead of pushing a gaudy gold, the Soft Gold’s claims to fame are its elegant look and silky-smooth texture. You’ll have to experience the OnePlus 3 Soft Gold for yourself to understand what sets it apart.”

The OnePlus 3 was revealed on June 14, 2016 during a virtual reality launch event, and (despite its name) is the fourth phone ever produced by OnePlus. The handset features a Snapdragon 820 chip, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, marking it as seriously high-end.

In our review, the OnePlus 3 scored an impressive 9/10. We praised its high-quality build, excellent heat-handling, great value, and solid camera. It currently costs £329 in the UK.

The OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold is available in the US from today (12:00 ET), and in the UK from August 1 (12:00 CET). OnePlus has not yet confirmed how many units will be available for the limited run of ‘Soft Gold’ globally.

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