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The OnePlus X now getting the Android 6.0.1 update

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#OnePlusX customers will be pleased to know that the company has now started sending out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. This comes nearly a year after #Google officially made the Android 6.0 update available to OEMs and its Nexus devices. There’s no word why it has taken OnePlus this long to send out the update, but users will finally breathe a sigh of relief that it’s here now.

The update to OxygenOS 3.1.2 will introduce the new version of Android on the OnePlus X. Your OnePlus X is eligible for an update if it’s running OxygenOS versions 2.2.3, 3.1.0, or 3.1.1. OnePlus claims that the update is being sent out in stages, so not everyone will be able to see it on their devices right away. Since the handset is sold unlocked in all regions, we don’t think there will be much delay with regards to the rollout of the update in countries, including the U.S.

Source: OnePlus Forums

Company officials confirm there won’t be a OnePlus X successor this year

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Just as the #OnePlus3 went official yesterday, the company co-founder Pete Lau has mentioned that there won’t be another #OnePlusX this year. This hasn’t particularly taken us by surprise since the handset wasn’t exactly a hot seller to begin with.

Lau has mentioned that the company will only focus on its “true flagship”, such as the OnePlus 3. This suggests that the next flagship from OnePlus will be the OnePlus 4 next year.

We don’t mind this news given that the market won’t be crowded with too many devices. However, the OnePlus X was catering to the budget and mid-ranged markets, which might feel a little vacant now with the series’ departure. With that being said, the market probably won’t miss the OnePlus X. Customers can expect to find several discounts on the handset in the days to come.

Will you miss the OnePlus X? Share your thoughts below in the comments below.

 

Via: Engadget

OnePlus slashes pricing of the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X

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OnePlus X

Well, Christmas has come early for fans of the #OnePlus2 and the #OnePlusX as the company has decided to slash $50 on both the handsets, giving users a lot of extra money to spend on other items such as accessories, cases etc. This means that the OnePlus 2 now starts from $299 and the OnePlus X is as cheap as $199.

Well, if you bought either of the two smartphones over the past couple of weeks, you will be relieved to know that OnePlus will be offering a credit of the discount amount so that you don’t feel left out from this promotion.

To get your discount, you will have to contact OnePlus customer support in the U.S. We’re assuming this is a U.S. only promo for the time being, so don’t be surprised if the OnePlus representatives in your region don’t sound all that excited about this. In any case, it’s extremely good of OnePlus to offer such a promo to the customers and we’re hoping more will follow as we look forward to the release of the OnePlus 3.

Source: OnePlus

OnePlus now lets you pay for orders over $99 in installments

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The #OnePlus2 and the #OnePlusX are the only devices offered by #OnePlus at the moment. And in order to generate more interest for the two handsets, OnePlus is now offering a monthly installment promo which lets you pay for any order over $99 in 18 monthly installments. The purchases will have to be made on the company’s online store, which is not that big of a caveat really.

You would recall that Samsung also offered a similar monthly installment promotion for its Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge flagships, so this is not exactly new to the industry.

However, OnePlus is not making this an interest-free offering. If you’re willing to take the monthly installments route, you will end up paying $57.80 and $41.16 more on the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X respectively, so it’s not exactly a no-strings attached kind of a thing.

Monthly installments for the OnePlus 2 will be $22.60/month while OnePlus X customers will be shelling out $16.12 each month for a period of 18 months.

Would you be more inclined towards getting the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X now that the company offers a monthly installment option? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: OnePlus

Via: GSM Arena

OnePlus X gets a minor camera oriented update

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The #OnePlusX smartphone is now getting a minor update which fixes an issue pertaining to the camera of the smartphone. The update will not bring any other major changes to table though, so don’t expect any massive upgrades as far as the user interface is concerned. Understandably, this patch is only 9.95MB in size, so you will probably not even notice that it has finished downloading.

The change log solely mentions that this contains a fix for the “Occasional image corruption issue when using OnePlus Camera“. Naturally, not all users will see the update right away, so remain patient and be assured that this particular patch will be issued to your OnePlus X in the days to come.

The OnePlus X is considered to be the company’s mini flagship, but has received some flak from users in the U.S. for lacking proper 4G support. But given the price that it sells for, there’s no denying that it’s a highly capable handset and has managed to strike a chord with mobile enthusiasts.

Source: OnePlus Forums

Via: Android Central

OnePlus X getting the Oxygen OS 2.2.0 update now

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#OnePlusX owners should soon start seeing notifications for the Oxygen OS 2.2.0 update. This is a staged rollout, so only users in some regions might see it right away. For those unaware, the OnePlus X is the company’s newest and smallest flagship which comes with an impressive specs sheet for a price tag of just $249.

Here are the changes listed by the company for Oxygen OS 2.2.0 running OnePlus X:

  • Manual mode for Camera App
  • Save to SD card option in Camera App
  • USSD bug fix for India
  • Added dual SIM preferences back in system settings
  • OTA App upgrade
  • Security patches
  • General bug fixes and optimizations

Camera buffs will be excited with the addition of manual mode, while there are some much needed region specific updates/patches as well. If you’re still wondering, well, this doesn’t bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the handset. The company is expected to rollout the update to the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X over the coming weeks, although we don’t have a precise timeline at this point.

Source: OnePlus Forums

Via: GSM Arena

Certification site reveals upgraded version of the OnePlus X with Snapdragon 810

OnePlus X Upgrade - TENAA

OnePlus X Upgrade - TENAA

The #OnePlusX is a pretty decent device given its pricing of $249. However, it lacks that edge which is found on most midrange smartphones today. One can argue that this is due to the aging Snapdragon 801 chipset running on the device. It seems like the company is mindful of that as an upgraded version of the handset has been spotted on TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC.

The smartphone listed here looks exactly like the OnePlus X, but is said to be packing the octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset underneath, which should make it a pretty powerful device as far as the hardware is concerned.

The device is also shown to be packing a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot underneath. So basically, there are no other hardware changes listed here apart from the chipset.

The SoC was seen as the only weakness of the OnePlus X, so this new revamped model could make quite an impact on the mobile industry when made available. We hope that this revamped model of the handset comes with support for a wider range of American LTE bands as well, which was the primary complaint among the customers of the OnePlus X in the U.S.

Source: TENAA

Via: Android Central

It’s official: Champagne OnePlus X to be available in North America from January 2016

Champagne OnePlus X

Champagne OnePlus X

The Champagne #OnePlusX was made available in Hong Kong and Europe earlier today. Well, the company has also clarified that the North American fans of the OnePlus X haven’t been forgotten and that this limited edition Champagne color variant of the mini OnePlus flagship will be available for purchase starting January 2016.

That means the customers will have to wait another month in order to get their hands on the smartphone, which seems a little unfair given the company’s popularity in the region. But considering how the Champagne OnePlus X is available in limited quantities, it’s understandable as to why there’s a delay in bringing the variant to wider markets.

But this is better than not knowing at all, so we can deem this to be good news. Barring the change in color, the Champagne OnePlus X is pretty much the same as the standard model. Will you be interested in snatching up the OnePlus X in Champagne? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: OnePlus

Via: Techno Buffalo

The OnePlus X can be bought in the Champagne variant starting today

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OnePlus X

The #OnePlusX smartphone can now be snatched up in the Champagne color variant starting today. As we all know, the company is offering the smartphone sans invites every Tuesday, so the company couldn’t have asked for a better time to make the new color variant available.

However, availability is currently limited to the customers in Hong Kong and Europe. The variants have been available starting 4PM local time in both regions, so you should be able to snatch up the device by now.

Given how there is only going to be about 2500 units of the Champagne OnePlus X made available for each region, we suggest you act quickly if you want to get hold of the device. There’s still no mention of the U.S. anywhere, with the region only seeing the Onyx variant as of now.

The Champagne model brings a whole new flavor to the device and makes the device look more appealing. Interested? Hit the link below for more details (assuming you’re in the EU or Hong Kong right now).

Source: OnePlus

Via: Phandroid

Benchmark listing reveals the existence of a mini OnePlus handset with a 4.6 inch display

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Until now, we thought that the #OnePlusX was the rumored OnePlus Mini handset that was said to be in the works. But a new GFXBench listing suggests otherwise. The listing is showing a device carrying a 4.6 inch display, sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is practically the same as all three OnePlus handsets we’ve seen so far in the market.

Further, the device is shown to be running the Snapdragon 810 chipset underneath, which is a surprise given that this is a mini device. But it’s just as likely that this is a prototype device that will never see the light of the day, so let’s not get our hopes up just yet.

Other hardware specs listed here include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and Android 5.1 Lollipop. Could this be the company’s 2016 flagship killer? Hard to imagine if that will be the case, but we should get more details on the device in due time.

Source: GFXBench

Via: G For Games

OnePlus X will be sold invite free every Tuesday

OnePlus X - Tuesday

OnePlus X - Tuesday

Purchasing a #OnePlusX smartphone requires an invite as of now. While the company lifted the invite restrictions for the #OnePlus2 recently, the company did no such thing for the mini OnePlus flagship. The company has eased up on that particular aspect to some extent now by mentioning that the OnePlus X can be bought without an invitation every Tuesday henceforth, starting tomorrow (Dec 15).

This hints that the company might be looking to do away with the whole invites business for good. The OnePlus One is already available without an invite and with the OnePlus 2 following suit, it’s only a matter of time before the OnePlus X would also join the list, or so we think.

We don’t think the no invite policy applies to the Ceramic version of the OnePlus X which is available in limited quantities. Users also need a special looking invite to purchase this variant of the device.

But if you like the OnePlus X regardless of the exterior, make sure you heard over to the OnePlus site every Tuesday to try your luck at getting the device. Only limited amounts of the smartphone might be available, so make sure you hurry.

Source: @OnePlus – Twitter

Ceramic version of the OnePlus X will be available starting December 10

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Although the #OnePlusX smartphone has been available for purchase for quite some time now, the company kept the Ceramic model of the handset under the wraps. But that appears to be changing with OnePlus mentioning that the Ceramic model of the OnePlus X will be available starting tomorrow.

Users in some markets like India can already get this model, so it was only a matter of time before OnePlus made it available for the rest of the world. Bear in mind that customers will need a special invite to purchase this model and the standard OnePlus X invite won’t suffice, so it won’t be easy to get hold of the Ceramic OnePlus X even after it is made available.

Apart from the Ceramic body, there’s no other feature to distinguish this model of the OnePlus X from the standard variant, so you’re merely paying a premium for the body of the handset. Interested? Stay tuned for more information on the same from OnePlus.

Source: OnePlus – Google+

Via: Android Headlines

All OnePlus devices to receive the Android 6.0 update on or after Q1 2016

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Android 6.0 OnePlus

The #Android 6.0 update is already seeding to a handful of devices out there, and now, popular Chinese manufacturer #OnePlus has also joined the list by confirming the update for three of its devices.

The OnePlus One will supposedly receive the coveted update by Q1 2016, with the onus on Cyanogen to send out the update as it runs Cyanogen OS on board. The Oxygen OS powered OnePlus 2 will also get the update sometime in Q1 2016, but it will be coming directly from the company.

OnePlus has asked us to stay tuned for a status on the update rollout of the OnePlus X, but we’re guessing customers will have to wait slightly longer for the update given that there’s still no concrete word yet.

It’s good to see that OnePlus is sending out the update to all its devices, thus honoring its commitment to offer the best software experience to its customers. The timing however could have been slightly better, we think.

Source: OnePlus Forums

Via: Phone Arena

Here’s why you shouldn’t buy the OnePlus X in the U.S.

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The #OnePlusX smartphone is available for purchase in the U.S. through the company’s infamous invite only system. But there are a few things that customers might want to know before making the investment on this device.

Since OnePlus hasn’t partnered with any carriers for the release of the device, the handset is available off contract and is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s GSM frequencies. However, one major caveat here as The Verge found is that the smartphone doesn’t support one of AT&T’s most commonly used 4G LTE frequencies (700 MHz / Band 17).

As for T-Mobile users, the device isn’t compatible with Band 12 yet, which is quickly becoming a popular network frequency among its consumer base. This essentially means that users will have to settle for HSPA networks given the lack of hardware support. It is important to note that this issue is only limited to the U.S. and other LTE markets should face no problem.

Are you planning to get the OnePlus X? Will this affect your decision to get the handset in the U.S.?

Via: The Verge