The OnePlus X is like a smaller OnePlus One with a more premium design.
The 5-inch OnePlus smartphone we have been hearing about for a few months has today gone official as the OnePlus X. OnePlus is making a big deal of the X, with the device to come in two different variants. The standard one is called the OnePlus X Onyx and will feature a metal and glass body, and the other will be a Ceramic variant that uses a specially manufactured ceramic back. Only 10,000 units of the Ceramic variant will be made and sold in Europe and India.
For the specs, OnePlus has opted for most of the same hardware that we saw on the OnePlus One, like a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera (though the sensor is a Samsung ISOCELL instead of a Sony IMX.) The display is a 5-inch Super AMOLED unit with Full HD resolution; there’s 16GB of expandable internal storage, 4G support, an 8MP front camera, a 2,525 mAh battery, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop underneath Oxygen OS 2.1. The phone has dual SIM slots, though OnePlus has used a hybrid slot that will force users to choose between a microSD card and a secondary SIM.
The OnePlus X Onyx will be priced at $249/€269, while the OnePlus X Ceramic will cost $349/€369. Availability is set to start from November 5th in India and Europe through the usual invite system, and November 19th for the US. The invite system will only last for the first month, and consumers will be able to grab the device through weekly open sales from the second month of availability. For this price tag, the OnePlus X is a rather attractive smartphone that will go against devices like the Motorola Moto X Play, and we should see the young Chinese OEM creating a lot of hype for its latest handset in the weeks to come.