OnePlus has released their latest smartphone in an event in Delhi today, the OnePlus X which is their first non-Flagship smartphone targeting the mid-range segment. OnePlus has got great success with the OnePlus One and OnePlus Two competing with the Flagships by pricing the devices at almost half the price, but the pricing of the OnePlus X seems to be a bummer at Rs. 16,999 for the Onyx variant and Rs. 22,999 for the Ceramic variant. With OnePlus X the company has incorporated a 5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels into a device measuring 140 x 69 x 6.9mm. There are two variants of the device based on the external design called the OnePlus Onyx and the OnePlus Ceramic.
OnePlus X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and having two variant with 16GB and 32GB which is similar to the Mi 4i and will be mostly competing with the Mi 4i which comes in the same segment. It sports a 13MP rear camera having f/2.2 aperture along with LED flash, 1080p Video recording absence of OIS and a 8MP front facing camera. The phone comes with dual glass body having a glass covering on the front and back to give it the premium glossy finish. It sports a metal frame on the side which has become the norm in most phones these days.
- Display: 5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
- Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM and 16GB external with expandable storage up to 128GB using microSD card
- Camera: 13MP rear camera without OIS and comes with 1080p Video recording, 8MP front camera
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Oxygen OS
- Battery: 2,525 mah
- SIM: Dual SIM with Shared second slim slot for microSD card
The cases for the OnePlus X both variants are already available on OnePlus official Store available in the above-given colors. The device comes with 4G LTE support having Dual SIM support and WiFi 802, the device cannot be compared to the OnePlus One in the camera segment although both sport the same 13MP rear camera, as it lacks in terms on OIS along with Laser AutoFocus which have been removed.
The OnePlus X Onyx version is priced at Rs. 16,999 and the OnePlus X Ceramic version will be priced at Rs. 22,999 both of which will be available with the same invite based format followed by the company in India. The OnePlus X will be available from November 24th exclusively on Amazon website. Personally I feel the invite system is a pain and just a marketing gimmick played by companies to keep up with their production capacity and did not like it one bit with the OnePlus 2.