OnePlus on Thursday turned two and on the occasion announced an all new Champagne edition of itsOnePlus X. Carl Pei, OnePlus Co-Founder, in an official blog post revealed that the OnePlus X Champagne edition will be available in White and Gold versions in countries other than China. The Chinese company confirmed that the new version will be going on sale first in Europe followed by other markets soon.
The Champagne edition will be available during the company’s weekly open sales; though it will be go on sale based on a “first-come, first-served basis”. Those who already have an invite for the OnePlus X (Review) can use them for a Champagne edition on any day, according to Pei. The OnePlus X Champagne edition has been listed on the company’s China site at CNY 1,599 (approximately Rs. 16,500) same as the Onyx version.
Originally a China-exclusive, the Champagne edition will now be made available in Europe, before becoming available in other markets. As of now, the company has not revealed rollout plans for markets that require country-specific invites, like India. Under the hood, there is no difference in the specifications of the Champagne edition to the other two versions of the OnePlus X – Onyx and Ceramic.
Apart from the announcement of the OnePlus X Champagne edition, Pei also discussed the company’s journey so far in his letter to the community. He claimed that 2015 will be remembered as the year where the company “marked that OnePlus is here to stay”.
Talking about the future plans, Pei said, “Growing as fast as we have in two years, we have a lot of areas we need to improve. As we enter our third year, a lot of our shortcomings become inexcusable. In 2016, there is no excuse for any part of OnePlus to not live up to, if not exceed, industry standards.”
To refresh, the OnePlus X features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz, and 3GB of RAM. Other features of the OnePlus include 16GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front facing snapper, and a 2525mAh non-removable battery. The dual-SIM capable smartphone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and other standard connectivity features.
OnePlus recently had announced that its OnePlus X would be available without invites every Tuesday. Unfortunately, the open sale on every Tuesday for the OnePlus X doesn’t apply to Indian consumers, who require a country-specific invite.