When OnePlus launched the OnePlus Two earlier
this year the company also mentioned that they would be launching a second
smartphone in 2015, and that the new phone would be announced closer toward the
end of the year. With November and the holiday season approaching the phone
needed to launch fairly soon to meet that deadline, and today OnePlus has made
the new device official. It's the OnePlus X, and it's a smaller addition to the
OnePlus family, with a 5.0" display and a completely revamped physical
phone will be offered in two versions - Onyx and a limited Ceramic edition.
OnePlus went with an Active Matrix
OLED display for the X, stepping onto Samsung's turf here. The 5-inch panel has
1080p resolution and 441ppi.
The real eyebrow-raiser with the OnePlus X is its
quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset. Other than that, OnePlus equipped the X with
a generous 3 GB RAM amount, and 16 GB of storage, expandable via a microSD
card, the slot for which is housed in the dual SIM card tray, so it's either
two nano SIMs, or one SIM and one memory card, bummer.
The OnePlus X comes with a 13 MP rear camera, and
a hearty 8 MP selfie-taker, which is a pretty good setup for the phone's
You’d be getting a basic, but all-round
connectivity suite – multi band 2G/3G/4G, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,
Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with GLONASS and BDS.
Last but not least, the OnePlus X houses an
embedded 2,525 mAh LiPo battery, which should be enough to power you through
the day. How
much for all that glassy glory? Well, the standard Onyx version will go
for EUR 269 in Europe, where it will be released November 5th, and USD 249
on this side of the pond. In the US the phone will be released November 19th,
while the special Ceramic edition will have a separate invitation system for
when it launches in Europe and India starting November 24, coming at the cool
EUR 369. Before you balk at the ceramic-plated OnePlus X pricing, you ought to
know that only 10,000 of those ceramic devices will be manufactured.