A new variant of the OnePlus X, model number E1000, appeared earlier this week on the website for TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency that is roughly equivalent to the FCC in the US. This means it was approved in much the same way that the FCC certifies all cell phones, but we are lucky enough to get far more detailed information, including pictures. TENAA calls it "E1000," which pretty clearly alludes to the OnePlus X, model number E1001/1003/1005. What's different about the E1000? As far as we can tell: absolutely nothing. It may be a special edition variant for China, or it may be a slight hardware revision (i.e., physical changes to manufacturing necessitating a new model number). We just don't know.
Here is a quick rundown of the specs provided, which match exactly the TENAA specifications for the original OnePlus X:
|Dimensions||140mm x 69mm x 6.9mm|
|Screen||4.99", 1080p AMOLED|
|Internal storage||16GB (microSD expandable up to 128GB)|
|Camera||13MP (rear), 8MP (front)|
|Processor||Quad-core, 2.0 GHz|
A quick note: PhoneArena states that the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, but I don't see any direct evidence of that on the TENAA website, so they're probably wrong by way of interpreting this phone based on old "OnePlus 2 Mini" rumors.
Perhaps more interesting is another phone, this one by Oppo - the A30 - that appeared on the same day with near-identical specs and appearance. Take a look for yourself:
Here's a view from the front:
I don't know about you, but I think I just might see a connection here!