Last year, OnePlus impressed many with its X smartphone which offered true mid-range specs at an attractive price tag. This year, the company won’t be blessing the device with a successor as it has chosen to focus its attention more on its flagship range.
This comes straight from company CEO Pete Lau who has admitted that the OnePlus 2 was slightly sidelined last year due to the launch of the OnePlus X. Another plan is of merging the development resources in order to further build up the global Oxygen OS and the China-only Hydrogen OS. An announcement regarding the same will be made later this year.
The OnePlus X was the company’s third smartphone. While its first two (and even the fourth one) were targeted at those who wanted flagship-grade specifications at affordable prices, the X was aimed at mid-range fans. Despite this, it packed quite a punch with its hardware.
A neat look at the specs of the OnePlus X:
– Display: 5-inch AMOLED, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android-based Oxygen OS
– CPU: 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable up to 128GB)
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 2525mAh
– Weight: 138gms
– Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 6.9mm
We got a 5-inch 1080p full HD display and 3GB of RAM. A lot of cost saving was achieved by equipping the device with the last-gen 32-bit quad core Snapdragon 801 processor. The handset offered 16GB of storage, and was the first from the firm to feature a microSD card slot.
It adopted a metal and glass design approach, and was quite pleasing to the eyes. Right now, it can be bought without the invite system worldwide. Its price is set at equivalents of $199 in other markets, while in India it can be purchased at just Rs 14999.
While a ‘OnePlus X2’ is not on the cards for this year, the company does have the highly impressive OnePlus 3 out in the market right now. This one can be bought without any invites at $399 or Rs 27999.