OnePlus have been busy as of late and have just launched the OnePlus 2. They have just closed off the reservation list and are busy sending invites out to the millions of people who had registered. Not only that, but there’s flash sales to appease the masses of people waiting for invites.
This is not an all singing and dancing flagship device. Instead it’s designed for the style-conscious user but with a budget friendly price. That price is £199 for the Onyx version and a special edition Ceramic version for £249.
However, there is one major downside here.. Two, you guessed it, you will need an invite again. This time around though the invite system will only run for a month. After this period of time the devices will be going on sale for one day a week as was the case of the original OnePlus One.
The registration page is live and can be found here
The specs of the device are pretty good for the price so let’s have a gander
Models: Ceramic, Onyx
Operating system: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor: 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801, quad-core
Graphics: Adreno 330
Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage: 16GB, plus up to 128GB microSD
Screen: 5in full-HD (1920×1080, 441ppi) AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras: 13Mp rear, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video/120fps slo-mo at 720p; 8Mp front, f/2.4 aperture
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, hall
Battery: 2,525mAh non-removable lithium-polymer (charges over Micro-USB)
Connectivity: 4G bands 3, 7 & 20 (EU & Asia model); dual-Nano-SIM (one SIM slot can be used for microSD card); 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS; GLONASS
Audio: Bottom-facing speaker; dual-mics with noise cancellation; 3.5mm headphone jack; FM radio
Weight: 138g (Onyx), 160g (Ceramic)
As you can see some fairly good looking specs there. What particularly stands out for me is the camera. When combined with the new camera software we’ve seen on the OnePlus 2, it will deliver a good camera experience that is going to punch above the price point.
They have gone with a Micro USB 2.0 port this time around and it has been suggested that it was done to save the cost of manufacturing plus the expense of buying the phone. To be honest, this is a non-issue for me as the OnePlus 2 used USB type C but only at Usb 2.0 speeds.
Lastly, they have used the often-used Huawei trick where the SIM card and microSD card both go on the same tray. This allows it to be the first phone from OnePlus with expandable storage. If you don’t want to use a microSD card then you can pop in another SIM and use it as a dual SIM device.
That is all we have right now. We are hoping to secure a review unit in due course and, as soon as it arrives, it will be treated to the customary unboxing and thorough review that we are known for. In the meantime enjoy this video of the phone below.
Update – We just found out that if you are in any of the below cities on the following dates you can attend a OnePlus pop-up event where you will be able to buy the OnePlus X sans invite!
London – November 7th
Berlin – November 9th
Rome – November 11th
Hong Kong – November 12th
Los Angeles – November 21st
More info can be found here on the site.
This is it. Our new line of OnePlus devices has just launched – presenting the OnePlus X.
With a stunning form, impeccable camera, and exquisite build materials, the OnePlus X focuses on the balance between design and utility. It’s about craft. It’s about leaving our comfort zone and trying something new. Find out more.
Starting November 19, get the OnePlus X from $249 with an invite. The new invite system means we’re selling with invites for just one month – then, you can purchase the OnePlus X invite-free in our weekly open sales! Sign up for the reservation list here to get access to early invites. Today, 5,000 invites will be sent out to the early birds, which can be used for purchase on November 19. Keep an eye on your inbox!
Can’t wait to get your hands on the OnePlus X? For three days only, we will be selling exclusively at colette Paris from November 2-4. From then on out, follow the OnePlus team around the globe as we take the OnePlus X on a tour of world-renowned boutiques. Find out if we’re coming to a city near you.