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.
Those who love/hate the brand have come accustomed to the co-founder’s antics – e.g. Samsung internship. Sharing his thoughts on the holiday-season ready OnePlus X during an interview with USA Today, Pei said that it was tough choosing between the OnePlus 2 and this new device. Seems like he liked how the old iPhones used to look.
Rounded on the top and bottom, the OnePlus X looks almost identical to an iPhone 5 or an OPPO R1x. Supporting documents to the FCC show that the unreleased smartphone will run a 1.9GHz processor, at least on the E1005 variant. It also adds to SIRIM’s details that it’ll have LTE on board and the photos imply that it’ll use a USB Type-C connector.
Rumoured reports have gone to state that it’ll retail for only US$ 250 (RM 1,035) and have a MediaTek Helio X10 processor under the hood, along with 2GB of LD-DDR3 RAM for performance related-task. Considered a mid-ranger of sorts, it’ll apparently sport a 5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display and feature 32GB of internal storage that is expandable through a microSD card.
It’s purported to house at least 3,000 mAh of battery and have NFC capabilities. Otherwise, its camera is rumoured to be a 13-megapixel f/2.0 IMX258 Sony Sensor that can get you up to 4K video recording and a 5-megapixel shutter rounds off the front.
Has OnePlus run out of ideas? Their “aesthetically pleasing” X model doesn’t scream any innovation or sense of design. Tell us what you think of the leaked OnePlus X and your thoughts about Carl Pei in the comments below.
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