It really would have been too easy and early for the OnePlus Mini, aka OnePlus X, to make its formal debut this week, following “just” a few months of rumormongering. Yes, China’s FCC equivalent may have given us a sneak peek of the mid-ranger’s chassis, the company’s own CEO confirmed the market label, and Amazon India revealed the main specifications.
But where are the cryptic teasers, the pompous “flagship killer” proclamations, or the piece-by-piece bean-spilling festivities? Well, here are a couple of vague hints regarding what to expect, the first of which truly doesn’t disclose anything.
It’s a white background, with something underneath that wants to break cover, accompanied by the “Beauty in the making” text, and a #PowerfullyBeautiful hashtag. Okay, OnePlus, we get it, your third upcoming phone will be beautiful and powerful. Now do you have something specific you’d like to share?
As a matter of fact, the Chinese device manufacturer did just fit in a key piece of the puzzle, essentially setting the stage for a joint OnePlus X introduction on October 29 in India and London, UK. That’s obviously not spelled out, but the date is mentioned, and a big fat X is used as props.
Remember to save the date, everybody, and tune in to our website two weeks from tomorrow to see if the Helio X10 SoC, 5-inch 1,080p display, 2GB RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 2,450 mAh battery, and 13MP rear camera speculation pans out. Most importantly, October 29 should bring clarity on the pricing front, where OnePlus is expected to circle a crazy low $250 tag.