OnePlus X is here and it looks interesting!

OnePlus X SIM Tray

OnePlus has by now mastered the art of creating huge expectations around each device they launch and meeting those expectations with devices that perform well and are designed with the style conscious user in mind. After the OnePlus 2, there was a huge hype around the OnePlus X and every bit of news about it was anticipated and consumed eagerly. Today, the company released the OnePlus X. It has two variants.

OnePlus X Black Front

OnePlus today announced their brand new smartphone line with the launch of the OnePlus X. Featuring a compact 5” display and a new range of premium build materials, the OnePlus X, available in Onyx black glass and a limited Ceramic edition, showcases an elevated level of craftsmanship and power for OnePlus.

Today’s smartphone user strives to find the perfect balance of style and performance. The OnePlus X is a design-centric device – chic and powerful enough to fit any lifestyle” said OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau.

Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus, added, “We love a rich smartphone experience driven by value, choice and individuality. With the OnePlus X, we are proud to rediscover the art of craftsmanship and offer a balance between stylish design and flagship-grade performance. We are also pleased to announce that it will be our first locally manufactured smartphone.

OnePlus X

The OnePlus X is a work of art. OnePlus has created two separate editions inspired by the exquisite handiwork behind two timeless fields of art – glassware and ceramic.

The OnePlus X Onyx is fashioned from black glass on a metal bezel, giving the phone a premium feel in your hand. Every glass backplate is cut to size and polished repeatedly until it achieves a smooth, glossy, mirror-like finish. Slightly rounded edges give the phone a fluid and seamless feel, and at just 138 gms, it is the lightest and slimmest OnePlus device to date.

The Ceramic version is crafted in a process totaling 25 days. Starting with a zirconia mold just 0.5 mm thick, the ceramic is fire-baked up to 1480ºC for more than 28 hours before cooling for two full days. Each individual OnePlus X backplate undergoes three meticulous methods of polishing before it is flawless enough for use. Scratch-resistant with a hardness of 8.5H on the Mohs scale and weighing 160 gms, the ceramic build is a feat of engineering and design.

A brushed anodized metal frame etched with 17 elegant microcuts surrounds the OnePlus X. A convenient Alert Slider for easy notification adjustments adorns the left side of the device, with the power button and volume rocker located on the right. Intuitively placed buttons combined with subtle curves and ergonomic lines make the OnePlus X easy and natural to use with one hand.

The OnePlus X has a 13MP rear camera combined with f/2.2 aperture, perfect for documenting your unique everyday experiences. Optimized white balance and saturation maintain the integrity of the colors of your photos, and a lightning-fast 0.2-second autofocus with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) — our fastest camera yet — means you won’t miss a moment. Shoot in Auto, HDR or Clear Image to perfect your image, or switch to the 8MP front-facing camera with supported Beauty Mode to capture a flawless selfie.

Combining the Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM, the OnePlus X is as powerful as it is stylish. The 5” 1080p Active Matrix OLED screen is responsive and incredibly bright in direct sunlight, and the 441 PPI resolution keeps the screen sharp without draining your battery.

OnePlus X SIM Tray

Notably, the OnePlus X supports two nano SIMs for more network choices and added convenience for people on the go. Even better, one card slot provides optional expandable storage with your own microSD card, allowing a maximum capacity up to 128GB.

The AMOLED screen, never before seen in a OnePlus device, allows for an ambient display that will wake in duochrome mode to alert you to new notifications. A proximity sensor, enabled by each individual user, also wakes the screen whenever the OnePlus X is brought out of a pocket or bag.

Along with OxygenOS features such as on-screen gestures, an enhanced file manager and custom quick settings, the OnePlus X also brings FM radio to your smartphone. Broadcast your favorite local stations directly from your phone without having to connect to Wi-Fi or consume data with the new OnePlus Radio.

OnePlus X – Specifications


Basic Parameters Colors Ceramic, Onyx
Dimensions 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm
Weight (Onyx) 138 g
Weight (Ceramic) 160 g
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.3 GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 330
Storage 16GB eMMC v5.0 (Expandable storage up to 128GB)
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, HALL
Battery Embedded rechargeable typical 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Max. SAR FCC: Head-1.108 W/kg; Body-1.110 W/kg
CE: Head-0.317 W/kg; Body-0.420 W/kg
IN Regulations: Head-0.428 W/kg; Body-0.601 W/kg
Connectivity Supported Bands GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
TDD-LTE: B38/B40
WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8
FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz b/g/n WCN3680
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Location Supports GPS, GLONASS, and BDS
Audio Speakers Bottom-facing speaker
Microphones Dual-microphone with noise cancellation
FM Radio Yes
Display Size 5.0 inch Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Resolution 1080p Full HD, 441 PPI
Type Active Matrix OLED (“AMOLED”)
Camera Back camera 13MP ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS
Back camera aperture f/2.2
Front camera 8MP OV8858
Front camera aperture f/2.4
Video 1080p resolution video; Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps
Ports, Slots, Buttons & Indicators SIM 2 slots – fits either 2 Nano SIM cards (DSDS) or 1 Nano SIM and 1 MicroSD card
Ports Data & charging: Micro-USB

Audio: 3.5mm jack

Buttons Power Button

Volume Rockers

Alert Slider

Capacitive / On-screen buttons

Indicators 1 LED notification light (multicolored)
Multimedia Audio Supported Formats Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG


Video Supported Formats Playback: HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF

Recording: AVC

Image Supported Formats Playback: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF

Output: JPEG

In the box 1x OnePlus X
1x Micro-USB cable
1x Charger
1x Protective case
1x SIM tray ejector
1x Quick Start Guide
1x User guide


Pricing and Availability

The OnePlus X Onyx will be exclusively available on with an invite starting November 05 at INR 16,999. The limited Ceramic edition will be available with a Ceramic-specific invite starting November 24 at INR 22,999.


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