Released not long ago in November, the OnePlus X has made a mark by featuring top-of-the-shelf configurations and a sleek design, bundled with an affordable price tag of $249. However, OnePlus’ infamous invitation based purchase model has been a pain-point for many potential customers. Taking the feedback and criticism into consideration, this Chinese tech startup has finally devised a plan to improve the purchase model of its handsets.
As per the new model, the OnePlus X can now be purchased “without invites” every Tuesday and this offer starts today. It goes without saying that the company might be stocking up limited quantities of the new handset and hence, interested buyers are advised to check back the aforementioned link from time to time.
As far as the specifications go, the OnePlus X comes with a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch AMOLED display, aided by 1,920 x 1,080 pixels screen resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 441 ppi.
Under the hood, the handset is powered by a quad-core (Snapdragon 801) chipset, running at 2.3 GHz and backed by a solid 3 GB of RAM. On the software front, the device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with custom OxygenOS UI on top of it.
When it comes to camera configuration, the OnePlus X features a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter, in addition to a gracious 8-megapixel selfie-clicker. Furthermore, the device can be availed as a 16 GB variant and it supports microSD card for further expansion of up to 128 GB.
The OnePlus X is a dual-SIM handset and it houses a good-enough Li-Po 2,525 mAh non-removable battery unit to keep the lights on. This device can now be availed as two variants namely Onyx and Ceramic.
Here is the tweet confirming the new offer:
— OnePlus (@oneplus) December 14, 2015