OnePlus has been in the limelight for quite some time now, with their initial device – the OnePlus One – receiving a tumultuous hype and response during its launch. It followed up its ante with the OnePlus Two , which was launched in India just a few weeks back.
Right off the bat, one can see that OnePlus has decided to play around with the design fundamentals that it has been using so far. Much unlike its predecessors, the OnePlus X comes with a sleek glass back with chamfered metal sides. The design is quite reminiscent of an iPhone 6 from the front, and a Mi4i from the back, but we’re not complaining here. For a budget device, it looks beautiful!
Coming down to the important stuff now, what’s under the hood. The X comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor – an interesting choice by the company, really, since it is the same processor used in the OnePlus One, or flagships from last year. A healthy 3GB of RAM, with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a Micro SD card sum up the memory capabilities of this device.
For the display, OnePlus have decided to incorporate a 5 inch 1080p AMOLED display, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, with a pixel density of 440ppi. Juicing up the X is a 2525mAh battery.
In the imaging department, the OnePlus X packs quite a punch, atleast on paper. The rear shooter is a 13Megapixel camera, while the front one is an8 Megapixel camera.
Unlike the OnePlus Two, the X does not have a fingerprint sensor. However, it does have the priority notifications toggle slider that was seen on the Two. The X however comes with dual nano-sim capabilities, with the second SIM slot being a hybrid slot for either the SIM or the Micro SD Card.
On the software front, we see the proprietary OxygenOS making an appearance again, and this time it is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. OxygenOS comes with its own share of nifty tricks, such as gestures to jump to apps from the sleeping screen, Shelf and custom buttons.
Pricing and Availabilty:
The OnePlus X will be launched in India just in time for Diwali – on November 5th. There will again be an invite procedure for people to get their hands on this latest device.As for the pricing, the company has two variants of the OnePlus X lined up - the Onyx variant for Rs.16,999 and the limited edition Ceramic variant for Rs.22,999.
Besides the phone itself, the company also has a lot of accessories in the form of back panels which can come in a variety of textures. From the looks of it, the OnePlus X has the potential of being quite a powerful dual SIM device, and we can’t wait for its launch in India!