Rumors have circulated about the release of a OnePlus X2, despite assurances in 2016 that it wouldn’t happen. The information comes from Techpp, who claims it talked to a source familiar with the matter.

However, more knowledgeable is OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, who says it’s not going to happen.

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“Fake news is a huge threat to human civilization,” Pei then wrote. “Let’s all do our part in stopping it.”

The rumors suggested a 5.5″ AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM. Techpp also reported that the device would have the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the OnePlus 5, as well as a 3000 mAh battery.

Techpp alleged customers would get all that for $250, which should immediately raise alarm bells. As well as the latest Snapdragon chip, it would allegedly have a 16 MP front-facing camera.

In response to Pei, fans alleged that the company had said the same about the OnePlus 3T. However, on further examination, Pei simply said, “honestly don’t know, we’ll have to see how this one goes.”

Focusing on Flagships

Undoubtedly, some will be sad to see the rumors fall through. OnePlus produces great phones at low prices, but they tend to be quite large.

For users with small hands, that can be a deal-breaker, and the OnePlus X was a perfect solution. Many also feel that a more budget alternative is required, going back to the low pricing of the company’s roots.

However, Oneplus is now fully focused on its line of flagships and has no plans for a cheaper phone at this time. If it did, it’s unlikely it would use the OnePlus X2 branding, as it’s now several years old.