Say hello to the OnePlus’ latest and third smartphone – the OnePlus X. Introduction hints of both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 about it. There are two models available, Onyx, which sports a sheet of black glass on the back, and the second one Ceramic version – only sold outside US. Details are full in action which can be checked out right below.
OnePlus is only making 10,000 Ceramic Onyx aka OnePlus X handsets full-stop, so you’ll have to be quick if you really want one of the company’s lucrative invites. Yes, yet another time, the Chinese manufacturer to promote it products sales, will be using an invite system to carefully manage customer demand and shipments.
Although if you look at the new OnePlus model, you can feel and express that the company is pretty much focusing on style in particular. Like OnePlus X. Premium components inside, but nothing that will give this year’s crop of Android flagships any trouble. With the 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, the 1920x1080p resolution panel is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. What’s common is the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, found on almost all the 2014 flaghsips like the Sony Xperia Z3 and LG G3. But this time around, OnePlus X packs a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU for better graphics.
Storage-wise, you will find a 3GB of RAM memory on the OnePlus X, 16GB of on-board space with further expandable microSD card slot, supports up to 128GB. The OnyX gadget runs on OxygenOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. On the reverse you’ll find a 13-megapixel camera and no 4K video recording capabilities,but nevertheless assembled with LED Flash, ISOCELL 32M sensor, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, and on the either end of the smartphone you can have an 8MP OV8858 sensor, wide-angle lens, f/2.4 aperture.
The OnePlus X, even though coming at a low-cost initiative has a Hybrid Dual SIM slots (Nano+Nano) and can also be used as another SD slot. It has an alert slider, a hardware toggle to switch between No Notifications, Priority Notifications, and All Notifications, similar to the OnePlus 2, this lets you switch between three different notification profiles on the fly, all without taking the device out of your pocket.
The new OnePlus X supports 4G LTE and there’s no physical Home button and you have to forget about fingerprint sensor as well as charging is handled over microUSB, rather than USB Type-C like the OnePlus 2. The OnyX has OnePlus Radio, the app lets you connect to FM stations, which is no doubt aimed at users in emerging markets.
The OnePlus X is more than a mid-range handset, and it doesn’t have much in the way of direct competition — in Europe, the majority of rivals will be Wileyfox Storm, the Huawei Honor 7 and possibly be the Moto X Play. Vs. OnePlus X is not a flagship killer anymore.
- 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Oxygen OS 2.1
- Hybrid Dual (nano + nano) SIM (second slot can also be used as microSD slot)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, ISOCELL 32M sensor, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,
- 8MP front-facing camera, OV8858 sensor, wide-angle lens, f/2.4 aperture
- Dimensions: 140×69×6.9mm; Weight: 138g (Onyx), 160g (Ceramic)
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, 1.2W bottom-facing speaker
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2525mAh built-in battery
The OnePlus’s OnyX version device is set to launch in Europe and India on November 5th and comes to the US two weeks later for $249 (£199). The limited Ceramic edition will be available from November 24th. Priced at Rs. 22,999 (£269). Weekly open sales will begin from December, and said the phone will be manufactured locally in Foxconn’s Siri City facility in Andhra Pradesh India.
At launch, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, said:
Today’s smartphone user strives to find the perfect balance of style and performance. The OnePlus X is a design-centric device – chic and powerful enough to fit any lifestyle.
Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus, added:
We love a rich smartphone experience driven by value, choice and individuality. With the OnePlus X, we are proud to rediscover the art of craftsmanship and offer a balance between stylish design and flagship-grade performance. We are also pleased to announce that it will be our first locally manufactured smartphone.