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Powerfully Beautiful: Presenting the OnePlus X

On 29th October 2015, announced their brand new smartphone line with the launch of the OnePlus X. Featuring a compact 5” display and a new range of premium build materials, the OnePlus X, available in Onyx black glass and a limited Ceramic edition, showcases an elevated level of craftsmanship and power for OnePlus.

OnePlus X

“Today’s smartphone user strives to find the perfect balance of style and performance. The OnePlus X is a design-centric device – chic and powerful enough to fit any lifestyle,” said OnePlus CEO Pete Lau.

Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus, added, “We love a rich smartphone experience driven by value, choice and individuality. With the OnePlus X, we are proud to rediscover the art of craftsmanship and offer a balance between stylish design and flagship-grade performance. We are also pleased to announce that it will be our first locally manufactured smartphone.”

Vikas Agrawal Holding OnePlus X

Precision Artwork in Your Hand
The OnePlus X is a work of art. OnePlus has created two separate editions inspired by the exquisite handiwork behind two timeless fields of art – glassware and ceramic.

The OnePlus X Onyx is fashioned from black glass on a metal bezel, giving the phone a premium feel in your hand. Every glass backplate is cut to size and polished repeatedly until it achieves a smooth, glossy, mirror-like finish. Slightly rounded edges give the phone a fluid and seamless feel, and at just 138 gms, it is the lightest and slimmest OnePlus device to date.

The Ceramic version is crafted in a process totaling 25 days. Starting with a zirconia mold just 0.5 mm thick, the ceramic is fire-baked up to 1480ºC for more than 28 hours before cooling for two full days. Each individual OnePlus X backplate undergoes three meticulous methods of polishing before it is flawless enough for use. Scratch-resistant with a hardness of 8.5H on the Mohs scale and weighing 160 gms, the ceramic build is a feat of engineering and design.

OnePlus X Ceramic Version

A brushed anodized metal frame etched with 17 elegant microcuts surrounds the OnePlus X. A convenient Alert Slider for easy notification adjustments adorns the left side of the device, with the power button and volume rocker located on the right. Intuitively placed buttons combined with subtle curves and ergonomic lines make the OnePlus X easy and natural to use with one hand.

Capture Your World Faster than Ever
The OnePlus X has a 13MP rear camera combined with f/2.2 aperture, perfect for documenting your unique everyday experiences. Optimized white balance and saturation maintain the integrity of the colors of your photos, and a lightning-fast 0.2-second autofocus with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) — our fastest camera yet — means you won’t miss a moment. Shoot in Auto, HDR or Clear Image to perfect your image, or switch to the 8MP front-facing camera with supported Beauty Mode to capture a flawless selfie.

Beauty That’s More than Skin-deep
Combining the Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM, the OnePlus X is as powerful as it is stylish. The 5” 1080p Active Matrix OLED screen is responsive and incredibly bright in direct sunlight, and the 441 PPI resolution keeps the screen sharp without draining your battery.

Notably, the OnePlus X supports two nano SIMs for more network choices and added convenience for people on the go. Even better, one card slot provides optional expandable storage with your own microSD card, allowing a maximum capacity up to 128GB.

Personalize Your Experience
OxygenOS, a custom operating system developed by OnePlus, brings a range of unique features and elements to the OnePlus X.

The AMOLED screen, never before seen in a OnePlus device, allows for an ambient display that will wake in duochrome mode to alert you to new notifications. A proximity sensor, enabled by each individual user, also wakes the screen whenever the OnePlus X is brought out of a pocket or bag.

Along with OxygenOS features such as on-screen gestures, an enhanced file manager and custom quick settings, the OnePlus X also brings FM radio to your smartphone. Broadcast your favorite local stations directly from your phone without having to connect to Wi-Fi or consume data with the new OnePlus Radio.

Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus X Onyx will be exclusively available on Amazon.in with an invite starting November 05 at INR 16,999. The limited Ceramic edition will be available with a Ceramic-specific invite starting November 24 at INR 22,999.

About OnePlus
OnePlus is a global startup challenging conventional concepts of technology. Created around the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. For more information, please visit www.oneplus.net/in 

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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