OnePlus has announced two smartphones this year, their new flagship, the OnePlus 2, and the affordable OnePlus X smartphone. The OnePlus X has been announced a couple of days ago, and it has managed to surprise some people. The company has basically packed in OnePlus One’s specs in there, along with some improvements, plus a really sleek-looking body which consists out of two slabs of glass and a metallic frame. There’s also a limited edition ceramic version, in case you didn’t know. That being said, the OnePlus X will become available on November 5th in certain regions, while you’ll be able to buy it on November 19th in the US. Keep in mind you’ll need an invite to purchase this phone, though OnePlus intends to hold open sales once a week after the first month of sales.
We’ve already covered a ton of aspects of this device, but a first teardown has surfaced in China, courtesy of IT168. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll see a ton of OnePlus X teardown images, which you should check out if you’re interested in what lies in between those two slabs of glass. IT168 has dismantled the regular Onyx version by the way, not the ceramic one. The source didn’t have many issues with this dismantling it seems, though they don’t exactly have the repair rating system like iFixit, so we can’t exactly say how easy it was, but judging by the IT168 comments, it wasn’t all that difficult to pull apart this handset.
The OnePlus X sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). This handset is powered by the Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC along with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel shooter (PDAF) can be found on the back of this phone, and an 8-megapixel snapper is available up front. The 2,525mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Oxygen OS available on top of it. This is a dual-SIM handset which offers 4G LTE connectivity. The OnePlus X measures 140 x 69 x 6.9mm, while it weighs 138 grams.