OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has seemingly confirmed name of its next smartphone in a Weibo post. Dubbed OnePlus X, the company has plans to launch the handset before end of this year and is likely to be out in time for the Christmas holidays.
In his Weibo post, Lau shared an image of ‘X’ letter marked on a map. While there is no denying that OnePlus CEO might be hinting at the official name of the upcoming “mini-variant”, but there are chances that Lau might be creating hype ahead of launch.
In other news, OnePlus India has sent out invites for a Monday announcement. The invite confirms that Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus and Vikas Agarwal, GM India, OnePlus will be present at the event. The invite titled “The Next Big Step” hints that the company may announce some India-specific partnerships. But there is also a possibility that the Chinese handset maker may showcase the OnePlus X aka OnePlus Mini at the event. We will have to wait till Monday to hear from OnePlus.
A recent leak suggested that the OnePlus X (aka Mini) may be priced at $250 (approximately Rs. 16,500) and will launch in November or December. Based on preliminary leaks, the next OnePlus smartphone is said to finally feature a MediaTek chipset – MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795T coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is also likely to feature a 5-inch IPS display with full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) screen resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or 4 cover alongside an oleophobic and hydrophobic coating on top. For the cameras, the OnePlus X may sport a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, and dual-tone LED flash. A 5-megapixel front-facing camera is also rumoured. The handset is expected to pack a 3000-3100mAh non-removable battery alongside the USB Type-C port. Other rumoured connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and Wi-Fi. The OnePlus X, unlike the OnePlus 2, is said to feature fingerprint scanner on the back panel instead of the home button – this is in line with leaked images.