OnePlus, the Chinese company who turned the smartphone industry on its head with the OnePlus one has finally announced its latest addition, the OnePlus X, just three months after the announcement of the OnePlus One’s successor, the OnePlus Two using Virtual Reality. Although the company has been heavily criticised for its controversial invite system, the OnePlus X loyally follows the tradition.
The X features a simple and beautiful design by implementing premium materials such as Onyx (glass) and Zirconia ceramic. The phone’s internals also appear to be the same found in much more expensive phones.
A 5.0 inch 1080p AMOLED screen covered by Gorilla glass 3, which is a first for OnePlus, as the both the OnePlus One and the OnePlus Two have IPS LCD screens. A 13MP ICOSELL rear camera with a 2.2 f-stop aperture with LED flash capable of shooting 1080p and 720p video at 120 fps and an 8MP front camera with a 2.4 f-stop aperture.
As for the heart of the phone, the X uses an older snapdragon 801 quad core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and the Andreno 330 GPU backed by 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and only comes in 16 GB storage flavours, although this time around it features expandable storage. Yes really expandable storage. It does have a catch though. The phone supports dual 4G LTE SIM card capability but the second slot is either for a SIM card or for an SD memory card up to 128 GB.
OnePlus’s latest phone also sports a non-removable 2525 mAh battery, dual microphones, Wireless N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, 3.5mm jack, GPS and Glonass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor, HALL sensor and a micro USB port. Finally the phone comes with Oxygen OS 2 which OnePlus’s take on Android 5.1.1.
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