On Thursday, OnePlus announced the OnePlus X. This is their third smartphone since the company was founded in 2013. The OnePlus X is not a high-end flagship from OnePlus, but more of a mid-range flagship. Think of Motorola with the Moto G and the Moto X, two different price points and two different customer bases here. The OnePlus X here features a 5-inch 1080p display, it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset along with 3GB of RAM. OnePlus also has 16GB of storage, and OnePlus has added in a microSD card slot that doubles as a second nano SIM card slot. OnePlus also has a 13MP camera on the back and a 8MP shooter around front. While all of this is being powered by a 2,525 mAh battery inside.
So let’s talk some more about that battery. It’s a 2,525 mAh non-removable battery. And much like the OnePlus 2 announced back in July of this year, it does not support Quick Charge 2.0 nor Qi Wireless Charging. A bit surprising it doesn’t support Quick Charge 2.0 considering the processor being used does support it. However, you can still use any old 2.4A wall charger to charge up the OnePlus X and it should charge pretty quickly. Even with the standard charger, it shouldn’t take too long too charge, after all it is smaller than 3,000 mAh. No Qi Wireless charging is a bummer, but it’s not the end of the world. However, being able to pop your OnePlus X down on a charging pad and having it charge would definitely be very convenient.
It’s tough to say how long the battery will last. However, based on the specs, it should do a pretty decent job. We’ll know more about how battery life fairs once we’ve used it a bit longer. Rest assured, we’ll be talking about the battery life in our full review. The OnePlus X is going to be available in Europe beginning on November 5th, and coming to North America on November 19th. Here in the US, it’ll cost you $249, while in Europe it’ll be â‚¬269. Much like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, you will need to get an invite to be able to purchase the new OnePlus X.