OnePlus X news: 'X' name teased by CEO, 'One E1005' model certified by FCC


A new OnePlus smartphone has been going around the rumor mill these past few weeks. Originally announced as a non-flagship release, latest reports now seem to confirm the rumored name for the upcoming new device from the mobile manufacturing company.

According to a report by Phone Arena, OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu made a post via his official Weibo account that seem to have teased the coming of the new OnePlus smartphone. In his post, Zuohu showed a screenshot of a map, with four lines meeting at an intersection of a road, forming a strong accent of an X symbolwhich was perceived as a teaser for the OnePlus X name of their upcoming release.

The OnePlus X is expected to be launched on October 12, at a planned company media event in India.

In other news, a new OnePlus device, with a model name of “One E1005”, was recently certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While no indication was made whether this is the same rumored OnePlus X, the phone shares the same size as that of the rumored Xabout 139 mm tall.

The rumored OnePlus X smartphone, which is not a flagship in any way, sports a 5-inch wide display with a 1080p Full HD resolution, and equipped with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it. Unlike previous rumors, this alleged prototype runs under an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 chipset (MT6795T), with a 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. It packs 2 GB worth of RAM along with 32 GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity. Support for an external microSD expansion was mentioned.

There will be no dual-cam setup for this one, unlike previous reports. The alleged prototype has a 13 megapixels rear cam, and a wide-angle 5 megapixels front camera.

Other features include a fingerprint sensor, a 3000-3100 mAh battery with quick charging feature, NFC, IR, 1.2W front speakers, and an IP67 rating for waterproof and dustproof properties. Price is rumored to be at $250 per unit.