We've been hearing mumbles and whatnot about a new, smaller OnePlus handset called the X for the last few months. Well, it's a real thing, and it's finally official.
The company took wraps off of the X just a little while ago, and being as completely objective as possible, it actually looks like a pretty nice phone for the money. Here's a quick look at what this 5-inch phone is packing under its hood:
- Display: 5-inch 1920x1080 Active Matrix OLED
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801
- RAM: 3GB
- Camera: 13 MP f/2.2 rear; 8 MP f/2.4 front
- Storage: 16 GB with microSD card slot
- Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm; 138g/160g (depending on configuration)
- Battery: 2,520 mAh
- OS: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1
- Price: $250
- Available Colors: Onyx, Ceramic
- Buy: Available in the US via invite-only starting on November 19th for $250
So there you go — the OnePlus X in bullets. It really looks like an impressive piece of kit for the money, and the materials used are admittedly impressive. OP is also quite proud of what it's done aesthetically with the X, using this very Apple-like video to show it off:
And then there's the whole concept of buying this phone: like both other OP phones up to this point, the X will be on an invite system. It seems to be a little bit better set up this time around, however, as the invite-only exclusivity is supposed to only last for a month, and then OP will slowly start to open the system more and more until it's "sure that production can keep up with demand." Then it will be available for everyone.
A couple of the guys from OnePlus — including CEO Carl Pei — did an AMA on reddit a little while ago, too, so if you're interested in learning more about the X in the eyes of OP, you can check that out here.
Otherwise, you can sign up for an invite and/or learn more about the X here.