OnePlus X Pegged At Rs 17,000 In India

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OnePlus, best known for over-hyped products has announced a third handset. Dubbed the OnePlus X, this handset is likely to compete with Motorola’s latest generation X series phones.

The OnePlus X comes in two variants — Onyx and Ceramic. Onyx is priced at Rs 17,000, while you will have to shell out Rs 23,000 for the ceramic version. In terms of innards, nothing separates the two. You get a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen. A big improvement over washed-out LCD panels OnePlus has been using so far. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chip. It has 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The OnePlus X features two SIM slots. One of which is hybrid — you can either use it for SIM or microSD card.

In the camera department, you get a 13 megapixel rear camera. For stupid selfies, there’s an 8 mepapixel snapper. Other specs include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, A-GPS, and 2525 mAh battery.

On the software front, you get forked Android 5.1 OxygenOS. Having used this software on the OnePlus 2, I can tell that it is worse than Cyanogen. If operating systems were cakes, this one is sprinkled with bugs and rough-edges. Makes me wonder why people beg for invites and then overpay for such mediocre phones with beta software.

The OnePlus X Onyx will be available on Amazon from 5th of November. Ceramic version will hit the market on 24th. Both phones will be sold via the invite system. So brace yourself for well-to-do beggars on Twitter and Facebook.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.