OnePlus X: CEO Pete Lau to make key announcement in Bengaluru today

Chinese smartphone company OnePlus is expected to make an announcement in Bengaluru today. Going by recent rumours, it’s expected to either be the OnePlus X that has been anticipated for long, or the beginning of a move to Make in India.


Chinese smartphone company OnePlus is expected to make an announcement in Bengaluru today. Going by recent rumours, it’s expected to either be the OnePlus X that has been anticipated for long, or the beginning of a move to Make in India.

We won’t know for sure till the announcement is made later today by CEO Pete Lau in Bengaluru. Recently, on Chinese social network Weibo, Lau teased an image of a GPS route resembling an X.

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Image posted by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Weibo teasing an 'X'.

The OnePlus twitter handle also teased an X with the following tweet:

https://twitter.com/OnePlus_IN/status/652136690211905536/photo/1

From what we know about the OnePlus X, the device is expected to have a MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) SoC, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 5-inch IPS display covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 or 4, 32 GB of eMMC 5.0 storage expandable via microSDXC and a 3,000-3,100 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.

Also expected is a USB Type-C connector with Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities, FM radio, a MT6630 wireless SoC, Bluetooth 4.1, an IR Blaster, a 1.2W front-facing speaker, and an NFC chip that supports Android Pay.

The device is expected to be launched in November or December for the price of $250. According to a previous report in GizmoChina, citing sources, the OnePlus X or OnePlus mini will be releasing in October in China.

According to a previous report, the OnePlus X will feature a 5-inch full HD display and will house the year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, which was seen in the OnePlus One. This is in like with co-founder Carl Pei’s statement that OnePlus would have only one flagship this year. It also confirms OnePlus’ plans to enter the budget segment ie the sub-Rs 20k segment.


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