OnePlus to release updated OnePlus X in late-2018 after OnePlus 6 launch?

Cult smartphone manufacturer OnePlus could be planning to release a new version of the OnePlus X, according to a (decidedly sketchy) new report. Here’s what we know about the OnePlus X2 (2018) so far including its rumoured price and release date.

Tech blog TechPP claims that a “nice gentleman” told it that OnePlus is considering launching an updated OnePlus X handset in late-2018, with a specific eye to securing a greater share of the Indian market.

The device will apparently feature a Snapdragon 835 SoC backed up by 4GB of RAM, and come available with either 32GB or 64GB of storage. On the front, the site’s “sources” say the phone will feature a 16-megapixel ‘selfie’ cam and Face Unlock technology, the rear of the phone will get an 8-megapixel shooter, and the whole shebang will be powered by a 3000mAh battery.

The site pegs the phone to be released after the OnePlus 6 but in time for the holiday shopping season, so speculatively launching in Q3 or Q4. As it’s targeting India, pricing is provisionally set at Rs 15,000-17,000, so in the ~£200 category should it ever come to the UK (or see light of day, for that matter).

While a OnePlus X2 isn’t a totally far-fetched proposition, we’re seasoning this particular report with a hefty amount of salt. TechPP isn’t a site we’d heard of prior to these rumours, so it doesn’t really have a track record to speak of. Even if it is greasing the correct palms in this instance, we reckon such a phone would likely be a region-specific release that doesn’t travel as far as the UK.

Still, it’s food for thought as we approach the biggest mobile event of the year.

Related: MWC 2018

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