Latest rumor calls for the Snapdragon 801 SoC to power the OnePlus X

Latest rumor calls for the Snapdragon 801 SoC to power the OnePlus X
The second OnePlus phone expected to launch in 2015, is currently dubbed the OnePlus X. Some have called it the OnePlus Mini, expecting a smaller screen and less powerful specs. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has previously alluded to the phone as something made for those into design and fashion instead of powerful and zippy hardware. An earlier render of the device revealed a dual-camera set-up on the back, along with a fingerprint scanner. Previous rumors had the phone priced as low as $249.

The latest rumored specs call for a 5-inch display, and a Snapdragon 801 chipset under the hood. Yes, we said Snapdragon 801, not 810. This SoC features a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. To put this chip in the proper historical significance, it powers the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the BlackBerry Passport. Earlier rumors had a more powerful morsel, like the MediaTek MT-6795T, inside. That well-endowed prototype allegedly scored 54,311 on AnTuTu. That doesn't exactly sound like a fashion-first phone to us.

According to today's report, the OnePlus X could be unveiled as soon as this month. Offering a OnePlus handset for those who don't care about specs gives the company something to sell this holiday season to both the phone geek (OnePlus 2) and the guy or gal who considers a smartphone to be a fashion accessory. Will invites still be required? Stay tuned.

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source: GizmoChina

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