OnePlus X isn’t getting a sequel, as company looks to focus on one ‘true flagship’ family
In case you were wondering whether Y comes after X or perhaps an X2 or X Plus, you need not wonder anymore, with OnePlus intent on investing all its production, distribution and marketing resources in the company’s one “true flagship” line.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus X “experiment” received the green-light last fall, was largely praised by reviewers and consumers on very tight budgets, but is now viewed as an unfeasible device to follow.
Already, the OnePlus 3 offers mind-blowing bang for your buck, at $400, with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, Snapdragon 820 power, as well as 16 and 8MP cameras in tow. Naturally, an eventual OnePlus X2 would have had to considerably lower the price, retain as many of the high-end specs, and somehow stand out in an uber-crowded affordable “flagship” landscape.
Mission impossible, not to mention the equally unlikely quest for profits in the sub-$250 segment, so it’s probably for the best that the OnePlus 3 gets CEO Pete Lau’s undivided attention. It’s also one of the reasons invites are no more, presumably.