OnePlus, the newest baby in the giant tech creche has finally announced the OnePlus One, after teasing the device on various Social Media Channels, today. The smartphone aims to take on the industry with a no compromise on specs approach while being extremely affordable. At the first glance, the OnePlus One is everything we had hoped from the Nexus range of smartphones. However, due to cost cutting, Nexus devices always compromised either on the build quality or a vital component such as Camera but that does not seem to be the case here.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 23, 2014
Touted as the flagship killer, OnePlus One features a 5.5 inch display which features a full HD 1920x1080P panel from JDI and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. At the heart of the device is the trusted Snapdragon 801 SoC with Adreno 330 GPU and is powered by a 3100 mAh battery. The device has a 13 MP camera with Sony IMX214 sensor. OnePlus One also has a dual LED flash on the back and is capable of shooting 4K videos. There is a 5 MP front camera for Skype calls or Selfies depending on how you use it. OnePlus One will come with 3 GB of RAM and a 16 GB or 64 GB variants and support a single Micro SIM.
OnePlus One runs a CyanogenMod 11s which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. CyanogenMod has been one of the most followed communities and become a household name with the developers. The device brings privacy features such as text messaging encryption and app protection. The OnePlus One is mainly Magnesium built but has a removable back which can be swapped for a denim, kevlar or wood finish.
The price of the device is where things get really interesting. It is available for $299 for the 16 GB variant while the 64 GB version will cost you $349. OnePlus One will go on sale in 16 countries including US, UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. Incidentally, India is not included in the list but we do hope that eventually the device will roll out here around the Q2 or later.
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