OnePlus has already released one smartphone this year, the OnePlus 2. That was the company’s second smartphone, and at the same time their second-gen flagship offering. Well, this China-based smartphone OEM has decided to push two smartphones to the market this year, which brings us to the OnePlus X which was just launched by the company. The OnePlus X sports a somewhat lower-end specs compared to its older brother, and it also looks significantly different at the same time. Don’t get me wrong though, the OnePlus X really does have a lot to offer. Speaking of which, let’s take a closer look at the specs of this smartphone.
The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) Active Matrix OLED display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top of it. The device ships with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of eMMC 5.0 internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). The device is fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz along with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. OnePlus One, the company’s first smartphone, was actually powered by this SoC last year, and it’s still a very capable processor.
As far as camera sensors go, the OnePlus X is equipped with a 13-megapixel ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS main shooter (f/2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash), and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (OmniVision’s OV8858 sensor, f/2.4 aperture). The device sports a hybrid dual-SIM slot, which means you can either deploy 2 nano SIM cards in there, or a nano-SIM card and a microSD card. The 2,525mAh non-removable battery is available on the inside, and this handset does offer 4G LTE connectivity, which we’ll talk more in a minute. The phone’s loudspeaker is located on the bottom of the device, and the LED notification light is also built into this smartphone.
The OnePlus X sports power / lock and volume rocker physical buttons, while it doesn’t have the physical home button like the OnePlus 2, the device actually deploys capacitive buttons. As far as bands go, two variants of this phone will be available, one for US & Canada, and the other one for EU & Asia. The first variant will support the following bands for 3G & 4G connectivity: WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 ; FDDLTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8. The variant of the device that will be available in EU & Asia, on the other hand, will have support for the following bands: WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8 ; TDDLTE: B38/B40 ; FDDLTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20. As far as software goes, the OnePlus X will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed with the company’s OxygenOS UI available on top of it. The OnePlus X will be available in two color options, Ceramic and Onyx. As far as dimensions go, the device will measure 140 x 69 x 6.9mm, while it will weigh either 138 (Onyx) or 160 grams (Ceramic).