Most of you have heard of OnePlus at this point. This China-based smartphone manufacturer has released two devices thus far, with OnePlus 2 being their latest phone, and a flagship at the same time. The OnePlus 2 was announced earlier this year, and is already available in a number of regions all over the world. The company is expected to announce a second device this year though, the so-called OnePlus X. OnePlus has announced that they’ll hold a press conference in India today, and some people though that the OnePlus X will land, but that might not be the case, read on.
Considering that OnePlus decided to hold this event in India, and some rumors that have been surrounding the whole affair, it was possible that OnePlus intends to announce that they’ll join the ‘Make in India’ project. Well, that’s exactly what happened today, OnePlus has announced that they’ve partnered up with Foxconn, and that they’ll start manufacturing smartphones in India. The company will manufacture their phones at Foxconn’s Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh, and the first batch of such phones will be available before the end of this year.
What is ‘Make in India’? Well, it’s a program started by India’s Prime Minister which offers all sorts of incentives to smartphone manufacturers if they manufacture they devices in India. A number of smartphone OEMs have actually joined this project and are now manufacturing devices in the country, including Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola… and so on. OnePlus is the latest company to join this train.
That being said, it seems like we won’t be seeing the rumored OnePlus X launch today, unless OnePlus intends to throw that announcement in at the very end of this press conference, but that’s somewhat unlikely. The OnePlus X, or whatever OnePlus decided to call it in the end, will arrive before the end of the year for sure though. This device is expected to be a lower-end variant of the OnePlus 2, and in case you’d like to check out its rumored specs and get more info about it, check out our OnePlus X preview / rumor round-up article.