OnePlus fans across the globe have been complaining about the failed OnePlus 2 launch and the fact that the smartphone is a pain in the ass to get your hands on, but don’t worry, OnePlus has been listening to these complaints and has decided to… completely disregard them. Instead of working on increasing the availability of its existing smartphone, OnePlus is getting ready to release a second one by the end of the year. Some leaked renders of the device, known as the OnePlus X, recently popped up in China, and while the smartphone definitely looks nice, I’m sure most of us would rather just have a OnePlus 2.
Its been just a couple of months since the OnePlus 2 was officially announced, but it looks like the company is already preparing itself for a second launch. Back in August, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei confirmed in an interview that the company had plans for another smartphone launch before the end of this year. While he didn’t reveal whether it was going to be a toned down OnePlus Mini or another powerful flagship, according to his comments, the phone will most likely be a powerful device. Well this is what he had to say in the interview about this new device, “It may or may not be (higher spec’d than the OnePlus 2). When I saw the prototype for that phone I was like ‘holy s— that’s going to be my daily driver’ but then when the OnePlus 2 production version came out it’s also super nice, so its really hard to decide now what to use.” According to our sources, the new OnePlus handset will be called as the OnePlus X. It does make sense to use a powerful name as the ‘X’ for the upcoming device, instead of a name like the ‘Mini. But this is a new source, so even we are not quite sure of the final name of the handset. As for the pricing, the source says that it should be around $249. The release should be sometime around October. Although that sounds a bit early, we will have to wait and see if it really turns out to be true.