Manufacturers of mobile devices have been using better materials to build their products, not only are they more durable now but they are also meant to look better and provide a nicer feel to the touch. OnePlus chose a quite rare material for the back of a limited edition of their third phone, the OnePlus X. The zirconia ceramic used in this phone requires a very complicated process that lasts 25 days, so only 10,000 units will be made. When the company announced this phone back in October, they mentioned that it would be available in regions like India and Europe by the end of November.
The phone recently launched in India, just as scheduled, and it’s sold through Amazon for a price of Rs. 22,999 (about $346), which is unsurprisingly higher than the regular Onyx version of the OnePlus X, as this is priced at Rs. 16,999 (around $256). Now, the company has communicated through their official Google+ account that the limited edition OnePlus X Ceramic will be available starting tomorrow, December 10th, through the company’s invite system. Let’s remember that those interested will need a specific invite that mentions for this limited edition phone as regular One Plus X invites won’t let you buy one. While we don’t know if the phone will become available in additional regions, the posts seem to suggest that it will, so it’s possible that European users could buy it tomorrow, probably through the company’s website. The post also mentions, “Stay tuned for more ways to get your hands on one!”, so the company is probably preparing a new contest to get one of the limited invites.
Let’s remember some of the specs of the OnePlus X Ceramic, it has a 5-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution, and the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3 GB of RAM. There are 16 GB of internal storage and there’s a tray for dual SIM cards or one SIM card and a Micro SD card to expand its memory. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and there’s an 8-megapixel one on the front. The phone runs on Oxygen OS on top of Android Lollipop.