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The OnePlus 5 glitters in gold

Feast your eyes on the new "soft gold" colour of the awesome OnePlus 5.

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OnePlus has given its stellar new flagship a fresh lick of paint in the form of this "soft gold" hue. The new colour is available to order globally from today and will set you back $479 or £449. Australian availability isn't yet known but the price converts to about AU$739.

While OnePlus says that the gold model is a "limited edition" it hasn't given any indication of how many handsets will be available or for how long. 

Beyond the colour, it's exactly the same as the OnePlus 5 we already gave a coveted Editors' Choice award earlier this year. 

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The phone first launched in black, but the soft gold tone is a little less macho. It's still got a metal body and still feels great to hold.

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There's a 5.5-inch 1,080-pixel display on the front.

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The dual camera still sits on the back. It can take some great shots.

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The front of the phone is white, not black, and is home to the fingerprint scanner.

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It charges with USB-C.

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The phone runs Android Nougat. There's no software change over the standard black model. 

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Are you interested in a gold phone?

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Selfies are great in any colour.

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Going for gold.

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