In the weeks leading up to its announcement, OnePlus has teased its eager following on Twitter with promises of a device that’s “#PowerfullyBeautiful,” one that would use materials in a new way and be like nothing else it has made before. Today, the company delivered on its promise with the announcement of the OnePlus X smartphone, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a quad-core CPU of up to 2.3 GHz for speedy apps and Web browsing, and an integrated Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU designed to deliver visually stunning graphics.
The OnePlus X has a sleek, minimalist design. Intricately etched, brushed anodized aluminum frames the smartphone’s 5.0-inch, 1920-by-1080 display. Its body comes in a black glass and metal version, the OnePlus X Onyx, or Ceramic, a limited-edition version. On the side of the OnePlus X is a ridged Alert Slider with three notification settings—receive all notifications, priority only, or no notifications—that can be adjusted with a shift of your finger.
Despite its simple aesthetic, the OnePlus X packs a powerful punch. An impressive 8-megapixel front-facing camera comes with a Beauty Mode for taking great selfies, and a 13-megapixel rear camera swiftly focuses on subjects in 0.2 seconds, thanks to Phase Detection Auto Focus technology. Shoot 4K Ultra HD video and then share your videos from your smartphone to your Ultra HD TV through 1080-pixel Miracast technology. 4G LTE Category 4 support and VoLTE support help you stay connected without compromising call quality, and dual-SIM dual-standby capabilities let you switch between two SIM cards, useful for work or when you’re traveling. 3GB of RAM, a microSD slot, and Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) software are all built into the phone.
The OnePlus X will be available through an invite system that starts on November 5 for India and the EU, and November 19 for the U.S. Limited OnePlus X smartphones will be sold throughout the company’s pop-up store world tour, which includes Paris, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Berlin, Rome, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. Find out more about the OnePlus X by visiting the OnePlus website.
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.