Last year a new OEM- OnePlus entered the smartphone market with it's first device, the OnePlus One. In a very little span of time, the device gain a lot of popularity, and attractions, and that's the reason it was one of the standout Android device of the year 2014.
Earlier, this year OnePlus introduced the next-gen OnePlus Two- a magnificent android phone. At the time of it's launch it's been also heard that company might be unveiling another phone later this year. Now the OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that a new OnePlus is on its way this year.
This new device is expected to be a smaller, cheaper phone that the OnePlus 2 and is likely to be called- OnePlus X or OnePlus 2 mini. Here's what we know until now:
OnePlus X / OnePlus 2 mini featuresThe OnePlus X/One Plus 2 mini is expected to come with mid-range components, and is unlikely to feature the new whiz-bang features of the OnePlus 2. It also come to known that the device will be equipped with a USB Type-C connector and will be running the new Oxygen operating system on the board.
OnePlus X/ OnePlus 2 mini DesignAs per the rumors suggests, OnePlus X/OnePlus 2 mini will come up with a 5-inch display screen with 1080 pixel resolution (with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Synaptics’ ClearForce Technology).
Few days back, some photos showcased on Weibo, which said to be the upcoming OnePlus X/OnePlus 2 mini. Although the photos were of low quality, but still it can be seen that there is no dual-camera that we've seen in earlier renders.
Some earlier leaked renders, seen on Chinese website mobile-dad.com in late September, showed a black handset which appeared to have a dual-camera setup with dual-LED flash, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a bottom-mounted speaker grill and USB Type-C port.
As you can see, both the renders contradict each other, and this doubted on their authenticity.
OnePlus X/ OnePlus 2 SpecsChina's TENAA regulatory agency has confirmed the specs of the OnePlus X as follows:
CPU: Quad-core processor clocked at up to 2.0 GHz (Snapdragon 801 or MediaTek MT6795 SoC)
Platform: Oxygen 3.0 OS
Storage:16/32 GB storage, expandable via microSD
Rear Camera:13 MP rear camera with 1,080p video recording capabilities
Front Camera: 8MP
OnePlus X / OnePlus 2 Release Date
OnePlus X is coming to India on October 29, company has sent out invites which clearly stated about this. Further, the device will head to London, as OnePlus has also scheduled an event there also. From this we can hint for the global launch of the device.
Moreover,a tweet from OnePlus also confirms that the OnePlus 2 mini will be unveiled during a worldwide event taking place simultaneously in Beijing, London, New York, San Francisco, New Delhi and Jakarta on October 29 at 16:30 GMT.
OnePlus X / OnePlus 2 Price
As per the post on Weibo by renowned leaker leaksfly suggests, the OnePlus X will likely to be come with a price tag of 1,399 CNY ($220USD). The figure fits closely with the US$249 price suggested by Gizmochina earlier this year. So, we can expect the device to cost around $250.