The market for affordable but powerful phones may be about to get even hotter.
And now another new competitor has appeared: a company called "xodiom."
Xodiom just launched a phone totally out of nowhere, and it looks like it might be a serious contender.
The xodiom phone is powered by a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 chip with a 5.5-inch QHD super AMOLED display, 3GB of memory, a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3200mAh battery.
It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with a custom UI called "xOS" and is scheduled to launch January 5, 2015.
And the price? just $329 (about £210, AU$390) for a 32GB model and $379 (about £240, AU$450) for 64GB.
The company even takes a dig at OnePlus when you go to buy the xodiom phone, showing a message that reads, "to buy the xodiom you DO NOT need an invite, hooray for freedom," complete with a winking smiley face.
What's the catch?
If there's a catch here, it's not evident - unless the whole thing turns out to be a scam.
It's not every day that a totally unheard-of company announces a brand new, almost-too-good-to-be-true smartphone. And for some reason they're only accepting payments via Bitcoin and wire transfer (seriously?).
Either way, we'll know in January, right?
Via Phone Arena