The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus has been in the talks about the launch of its upcoming budget smartphone. Earlier, there were rumors that the device will either be called as OnePlus Mini or OnePlus X but now it appears like both the devices are entirely different. Today, the company has officially launched a new upper mid-range smartphone dubbed as Oneplus X, and it is the first time OnePlus has launched two smartphones in a single year.
Coming to its specifications, the OnePlus X features a 5-inch (1080 x 1920pixels) Full-HD Active Matrix OLED display with 441ppi as pixel density. It comes powered by Snapdragon 801 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 2.3Ghz coupled with Adreno 330 GPU. The device has 3GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. The device comes backed by a 2525mAh battery that can last for one day with mixed usage.
On the camera front, the device sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF fast focus, LED flash and a 5MP front-facing snapper for video calling and selfie lovers. The dual sim capable device supports 4G-LTE connectivity and other standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS and a microUSB port. The smartphone is just 6.9mm thick, weighs around 138 grams and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Oxygen OS out of the box. Unlike OnePlus 2 the smartphone does not feature a physical home button, but it comes with an ‘Alert Slider’ for customizing the notifications without switching on the display.
The OnePlus X is quite a looker and will be available in two variants- Onyx and Ceramic. The Onyx variant is made out of a glass on a metal frame giving it a premium look and is priced at Rs. 16,999 ($249) and will be available exclusively via Amazon through an invite only system starting from November 5. The special Ceramic version priced at Rs. 22,999 ($350) will be a limited edition variant with just 10,000 units to be manufactured and will be available only in Europe and India starting November 24.