OnePlus has announced an event in London and Beijing on Oct. 29, with the tagline ‘Powerfully Beautiful’ and a large X in the middle of the invite.
We suspect this will be the launch venue for the OnePlus X, the company’s second smartphone for 2015. At an event in India, the company hinted the OnePlus X will be coming soon.
The OnePlus X will reportedly sport a 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display. Other specs include a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 13-megapixel Sony camera, and a 2,450mAh battery. Like the OnePlus 2, the X will feature USB Type-C charging, but will also support NFC, unlike the more costly flagship. The phone will come with an IP67 certification, making it dustproof and water resistant.
A recent FCC filing showed LTE bands 1 – 8 added to the unnamed device, assumed to be either the OnePlus X or Mini. Having all eight bands would make the device compatible with Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile USA.
We are still not sure whether the Mini and X are two different devices or two names for the same device. It would make sense for the Mini to be the X if the spec rumors are true, since it is a smaller and lower-spec smartphone. The X could also be a wearable, but we doubt OnePlus would host an event in London and Beijing to announce a fitness band or smartwatch. It did ask customers about wearables and smart home devices earlier in the year, but we haven’t heard much since then.
The OnePlus X will most likely not come with an invite system, and should be more commercially available. OnePlus has been ramping up production and working with Foxconn to secure up to 500,000 mobile shipments per month from its Indian factory.