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OnePlus X successor not coming anytime soon

OnePlus X Android smartphone successor rumors debunked by Carl Pei
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Less than 10 minutes after GSMArena published the rumor about a Snapdragon 835-powered, 5.5-inch OnePlus X2 being in the works, the co-founder of the popular Chinese brand, Carl Pei, denied it.

Released at the end of October 2015, the OnePlus X arrived three months after the OnePlus 2 flagship. The 5-inch OnePlus X was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and featured 3 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC internal storage, running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based firmware out of the box (HydrogenOS in China and OxygenOS for the global version).

Although an affordable mid-range OnePlus smartphone would probably become quite popular, it looks like the OnePlus X2 is not in the making (or at least "not yet in the making," but there might still be hope). A rumor that has just surfaced online mentioned that the OnePlus X2 is in the works and it has a 5.5-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The answer of the OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was as short as possible, but he also followed up with an advice about fake news."Nope," he initially posted on Twitter and then added "Fake news is a huge threat to human civilization. Let's all do our part in stopping it."

Even without Carl Pai denying it, the rumor concerning a 5.5-inch OnePlus X2 was a bit over the top to be true. Why would OnePlus push the successor of the mid-range OnePlus X into flagship territory, where it would have to fight the OnePlus 5T? Exactly! Sure, it would be nice for OnePlus to launch a mid-range, compact handset with a lower price tag and a less powerful processor, but that is another story. For now, we just have to move on knowing that a Snapdragon 835-powered OnePlus X2 is not coming anytime soon.


Carl Pei (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 7 (Update: 2018-02- 7)