OnePlus X leaks, specs, release date: may land this month; metallic phone with dual camera and fingerprint sensor seen in new leak

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Rumors have it that next-in-line smartphone, “OnePlus X” may be coming to the market sooner than expected.

Even though OnePlus 2 is not readily available for purchase yet, Gizmo China quotes sources as saying that the handheld may be released sometime this month.

The report added that when it comes to the design, an alleged leaked render shows a device that is matte black in color with the fingerprint sensor at the back located near the dual main cameras. The material seems to be made of metal while the screen is predicted to feature a 5-inch display.

Speculations suggest that OnePlus X may look better and more attractive than OnePlus 2. Based on the appearance, the latter reportedly has not been met by a lot of enthusiasm from consumers.

Under the hood, the year old flagship chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor may be incorporated presumably to cut down the cost and provide a budget-friendly option for the mid-range market.

If it becomes equipped with a powerful camera and long-lasting battery, OnePlus X could well compete with the likes of Motorola’s Moto G.

It is predicted that the price may be $249 per unit and will be unveiled using the same scheme of providing invites for consumers who may be interested in getting one for themselves.

It remains to be seen if any of these rumors are realized as OnePlus has not released any official statement yet.

Co-founder of the Chinese start-up Carl Pei only previously teased that, “There’s going to be a second phone this year, before the end of the year. Hopefully for Christmas.”

“The entire landscape was changing. eCommerce is making everything more efficient and ultimately it benefits the consumer. It cuts out the middle man and cuts out a lot of the margins. You can read media and user reviews online. Advertising is diminishing in value and the value of good products is rising because it can be discovered without a huge marketing budget… So it’s not about making a cheap phone at all,” Pei added.