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No, OnePlus isn’t working on a successor to the OnePlus X

OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has thrown shade on a recent report claiming that the firm is gearing up to release a new version of the affordable OnePlus X.

Pei took to Twitter on February 6 to reveal that the information obtained by digital outlet TechPP is, in fact, inaccurate. This puts an end to rumours suggesting that OnePlus will release a refreshed model of the budget OnePlus X in time for Christmas.

TechPP claimed that the so-called OnePlus X2 will be armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and at least a 3000mAh battery.

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In our initial coverage, we were quick to advise that you take that report with a considerable grain of salt for one reason: TechPP isn’t a site we’d heard of prior to the rumour, and it isn’t uncommon for emerging outlets to drum up fake news for SEO gain.

The moral of the story? Don’t believe everything you read online.

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