OnePlus X Name Confirmed by the Company CEO, Could be Unveiled This Week
Earlier, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said they would launch their third handset around Christmas. Since then, speculations surrounding the upcoming device have been making rounds and the rumor mill dubbed it either the OnePlus X or the OnePlus Mini.
Now, it appears that the OnePlus X name has been confirmed by the company’s own CEO Liu Zuohu, who recently posted a new teaser on his Weibo page. The teaser shows a screenshot of a map, with a big “X.” While not an official proclamation, there seems to be a pretty good reason to believe that the new phone will be called the OnePlus X.
Pei said the next OnePlus handset will focus more on design, rather than specs. If previous reports are to be believed, the alleged OnePlus X will sport a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs a MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The OnePlus X is expected to come with 32GB of internal storage with the possibility of expanding via microSDXC card slot. It will boast a 13MP rear shooter from Sony with f/2.0 aperture, capable of shooting 4K video. The front-facing snapper is 5MP.
Various reports also claim that the OnePlus X would bring back the NFC – a feature that was missing from OnePlus 2. On top of that, the phone will support Quick Charge via USB Type-C port and include a 3,000 mAh or 3,100 mAh battery. The OnePlus X will come pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 or the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As for pricing, the device is expected to cost around $250. The company has scheduled a press event for October 12 in India, where it will announce the “Next Big Step.” So we might as well speculate that the OnePlus X will unveiled at that time.
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