April 2:OnePlus on Saturday announced a price cut for the OnePlus X (Review) smartphone. Effective immediately, the OnePlus X Onyx Edition will be available via Amazon India at Rs. 14,999. At the time of filing this report, the OnePlus X Champange Edition and OnePlus X Limited Ceramic Edition continue to retail at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 22,999 respectively.
The OnePlus X was launched in India in October last year carrying a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The smartphone was invite-only at first, but it became available via general sale in February this year.
The OnePlus X runs OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and it comes with a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Amoled display, and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Like the OnePlus 2, it features a hardware Alert Slider, and capacitive keys. The smartphone has a metal frame, and dual speaker grilles on the bottom panel.
The OnePlus X packs 16GB of built-in storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM slot, with the second slot usable for microSD cards. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and an f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a non-removable 2525mAh battery.