Nearly everything about the OnePlus X, aka Mini, has been classified as public knowledge for a while, including a shockingly low $250 recommended price, the looming formal introduction date, the Tenaa-revealed exterior design, and most of the 5-incher’s internals.
Nonetheless, a key question mark hovers over the make and model of the processor used inside the “mid-range” Android soldier, and its build materials were never explicitly shown in any of the recent visual exposés.
We were also wondering what and how many paint job options to expect, and whether or not the X would be sold with easily replaceable StyleSwap covers. A Weibo tipster has managed to enter in possession of a live pic starring the upcoming device coated in white and black (silk and sandstone?), and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to choose a different shade.
Those are clearly not plastic-made backplates, but probably 2.5D glass parts, adding a touch of elegance to an otherwise unremarkable ensemble. Any chances the image is fake? Always. Yet we doubt it, seeing as how the raven-colored phone eerily resembles the prototype that recently scored regulatory authentication in China.
Don’t forget, October 29 is D-Day, and the low-cost sibling of the OnePlus 2 is tipped to offer an impressively robust set of specs for $249, including 2GB RAM, 13 and 8MP cameras, a Full HD screen, and a Snapdragon 801 or Helio X10 SoC.