Just like Carl Pei promised, the smartphone makers have released their third phone to date. Oddly, the OnePlus X looks to be a OnePlus One on the inside, just taking a hit in battery and screen size, while adding some notable features and aesthetics. Unfortunately, Shenzhen’s “finest” have decided to deploy the same notorious invite system but there’s an improvement.
The Shenzhen based company has been busy cooking up something since Carl Pei went on the record saying that the X/Mini will arrive in time for Christmas. Yet, information still seems to be up in the air, from an earlier rumour of a MediaTek chipset, to it apparently features a Snapdragon 801. In timely fashion, three certification organisations have given OnePlus the go-ahead; SIRIM, TENAA and the FCC.
Late last week, the OnePlus E1003 showed itself on SIRIM; divulging little to nothing – SIM setup, Wi-Fi and cellular band support details. Dubbed the “X” from the Shenzhen based manufacturer, Carl Pei stated that this new smartphone would be the company’s take on a beautifully designed device, rather than its usual “Flagship Killer” tune. But from the photos we’ve seen, it’s safe to say that Mr Pei is slowly veering into the realm of delusion.