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OnePlus unveils the $249 OnePlus X

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OnePlus today unveiled the OnePlus X, the China-based company’s third smartphone. The OnePlus X comes in two different variants – Onyx and Ceramic – with identical specs under the hood. The Onyx and Ceramic differ in rear design, while the rest remains the same.

The OnePlus X Onyx has a glossy backplate – somewhat similar to the iPhone 4 – while the exclusive Ceramic model is limited to 10,000 units only. The Onyx is the lightest OnePlus device to date, weighing 138g.

OnePlus X

The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display (441ppi), and Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The battery capacity reads 2,525mAh, which is a non-removable material. There’s also an Alert Slider with which you can switch between three notification profiles.

On the back, the OnePlus X offers a 13-megapixel snapper with f/2.2 aperture, while the faceplate locks at 8-megapixel with f/2.4. Sorry! There’s no 4k video recording. On-board you’ll get 16GB of expandable storage with this dual-SIM compatible handset. The phone uses micro-USB port for charging – no USB Type-C gig here!

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The OnePlus X Onyx will retail for $249/€269, and the Ceramic model will sell for €369. The handset will arrive in Europe and India on November 5, and two weeks later in the US on November 19. The Ceramic model will not hit the US at all.

Spoiler: Even this time around, OnePlus is staying with its ‘Invite System’ for the purchase.

The device ships with the company’s in-house OxygenOS, which is based on Android 5.1.1.

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