Rumor: OnePlus to launch a new phone this October, old flagship specs, shiny new design

Rumor: OnePlus to launch a new phone this October, old flagship specs, shiny new design
We've been hearing that OnePlus intends to launch a second smartphone this year for quite a while now. Hints and leaks have suggested that it will be less of a hardware monster, but will have a shinier design, appealing to casual users who like to have a good-looking smartphone.

Well, the latest leak, which allegedly comes from sources in partner factories, reveals that the phone would be dubbed the OnePlus X. And, instead of packing midranger hardware, it will have the flagship specs of yesteryear. Namely, the alleged OnePlus X, will rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 under its hood. Additionally, the leaksters said that the display diagonal would be 5", contrasting the phablet-class 5.5" size of the OnePlus 2.

Design-wise, the phone should also differ from what we've seen so far. The OnePlus 2 does look quite a bit like its predecessor, and the OnePlus X should break that trend. Renders show the device sporting a smooth, possibly metal back, with the fingerprint sensor moved next to the camera module, instead of sitting on the front, like on the OnePlus 2. Whether or not those renders show the final design, however, is unknown.

As far as launch date goes, the leakster reiterated earlier rumors – the OnePlus X should be revealed some time this October. The rumored price-tag is $249 – quite alluring. Of course, whether the phone will be readily available, or sold through the infamous invite system is yet unknown. If we had to guess, we'd have to say that it will go through invites – same as any OnePlus handset.


source: GizmoChina

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19 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

How can there be a "flagship" when hardly anyone has ever heard of the brand?

2. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Flagship means the best device (or if there are several "best" devices (GS6 and Note5) then the highest price category) of a specific company

5. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Hardly anyone? I believe 70% of people that like phones know the brand.

6. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Correct but far from being the majority. Oneplus is unknown to the usual consumer.

9. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Ppl ony know this just because first their phone had cyanogenmod.. that is why some usa ppl like omg woow.. If it wud have their own or chinese os ui nobody wud be interested in this phone..

7. TerryTerius unregistered

You have to be really specific when you say that. There's a substantial difference between people who merely like phones, which I'm assuming would be anyone that has one; and someone who is a true techie or merely has a passing interest. I highly doubt the average consumer has ever heard of one plus, and that would be the majority of the market. And even then, it's not like we can really gauge awareness of their brand anyway because it isn't like that kind of information is available somewhere. So it's pure conjecture either way.

10. AshishN.

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Well this is because of that aweful invite system due to which the smartphones of this brand don't come to the stores but are only available online

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

If by 'like' you mean phone nerd (which I'm assuming you do the others don't count) then I'd say 100% know who OnePlus is. Otherwise, you're just like everybody else. In that case, I already know what kind of (i)phone you have.

4. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Just release a real flagship without the invitation-stuff and the best specs the market has ever seen - is it really that hard?

8. TerryTerius unregistered

For them it is because their profit margins are razor thin. The invite system was created in an effort to avoid something like what happened with Amazon and their fire phone. Overestimating demand and overstocking phones would have been extremely costly. But between that invite system and the extreme delays, I'm pretty sure one plus shot itself in the foot. With the moto X pure/style and Nexus 5x on the market now, they aren't really unique anymore.

16. middlehead

Posts: 464; Member since: May 12, 2014

Too many people don't understand that the invite system servers a strong purpose for OnePlus. I don't begrudge them the use of it. The problem I have is that they allow people to jump the line by spamming their friends. When invites first opened I got in around 15k, but because I refuse to annoy everyone I know I'm now around 166k.

20. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That line is only for invites that aren't claimed, so it doesn't really matter.

12. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow now thats a good looking phone.

14. gaming64 unregistered

Looks decent. I wouldn't call the 801 a flagship processor by 2015 standards though.

17. middlehead

Posts: 464; Member since: May 12, 2014

The headline specifically says "old flagship specs." As in, not a flagship anymore.

15. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Launch a new phone in October when they have not even fulfilled all the 1+2 orders yet because they can't handle the amount of orders. Hmm, makes sense!

18. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

RUMOR

19. ochuski

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Jst passing by

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