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Rumours have been circulating for a while now that OnePlus are planning to release a second handset this year, the OnePlus X. The device is said to be aiming to meet a low price point and feature a fingerprint scanner, much like the OnePlus 2 but in a 5 inch package.
We now believe that this device will be launched (or at least unveiled) on the 29th of October in both London and Beijing. This info was delivered when the official OnePlus Twitter account tweeted the following image earlier today:
Whether or not we’ll get any more teasers before the event we don’t know, but given this is OnePlus it’s likely we will. Hype is their speciality!
OnePlus are claiming the device will be “Powerfully Beautiful” which is bold but certainly not their most bullish marketing statement. At least this marketing move (so far) stays away from causing the offence or sparking controversy.
Beyond this teaser the Chinese smartphone maker is keeping mum on the details of this handset but a recent FCC filing detailed a OnePlus device with the model number E1005 and showed a phone with a glossy black back, aluminium edging, and a camera in the top corner.
In terms of specs, the filing states the OnePlus X will come with a 1.9GHz processor (most likely a MediaTek MT6795) and will pack support for LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and FM radio.
Based on these listed low-mid range specs and rumoured super-low price point we’d expect it to be finished off with 2GB RAM and storage likely starting at 16GB. It is also quite possible this device could lack NFC given its bigger brother (the OnePlus 2) does not feature support for it at all.
Assuming they let you purchase it, are you interested in a new smaller offering from OnePlus?
Source: OnePlus (Twitter)