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

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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