OnePlus X Officially Launches in India
We had earlier reported that OnePlus’ latest smartphone will be launched in India on the 29th of October. The company has indeed lifted the veils off the OnePlus X today. This is the third entry in the company’s lineup and it falls under a whole new category for OnePlus – not exactly a mid-range device but also not a ‘flagship killer’.
The OnePlus X was touted as a smaller version of the OnePlus 2. Recent leaked images also suggested that the company was not going with the OnePlus 2 design for the X, which made sense given the poor response towards the OnePlus 2’s look.
The phone was launched today in New Delhi. The GM of OnePlus India, Vikas Agarwal, said that the OnePlus X is made for a design conscious user and brings a feeling of high quality. The company has introduced for the first time a glass-ceramic variant for the phone. The OnePlus X onyx will come with a black glass plate and round edges while the OnePlus ceramic comes with angled edges that will reflect light. The ceramic variant is limited edition with only 10,000 units available.
The specs of the phone keep with past rumours. The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch AMOLED display (1920×1080), with a primary camera of 13 MP and a 8 MP front. The device runs on a 2.1 GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset. It features a 3 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 128 via MicroSD card slot. The phone includes an alert slider, like the one found on OnePlus 2. The OnePlus X weighs around 138 gm for the onyx variant and a heavier 160 gm for the ceramic variant.
As expected, the OnePlus X is available through invite only. The handset comes at a very affordable price tag of Rs. 16,999 for the onyx variant and Rs. 24,999 for the limited edition ceramic body. The price is great for a phone that aesthetically looks high-end but isn’t. The device will be sold exclusively on Amazon from the 5th of November. Have a look at the spec table below.
|Display||5-inch full HD AMOLED screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Resolution||1920×1080 pixels, 441ppi|
|Dimensions||140 x 69 x 6.9 mm|
|Weight||138 g (Onyx)/ 160 g (Ceramic)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|CPU||2.3 GHz Quad-core processor|
|Front Camera||8 MP f/2.4|
|Rear Camera||13 MP f/2.2 ISOCELL|
|Storage||16 GB eMMC v5.0|
|Expandability||Up to 128 GB via MicoSD|
|Battery||2,525 mAh embedded rechargeable battery|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz b/g/n WCN3680 / Bluetooth 4.0|
|Operating System||Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1.1|
|Price||Rs. 16,999 (Onyx)/ Rs. 22,999 (limited edition Ceramic)|