Finally all the rumours comes to an end, as the much awaited smartphone OnePlus One is officially announced at an initial price of $229 for 16GB variant and $349 for 64GB variant. It is available in two colors – Silk White and Sandstone Black and the company will also offer StyleSwap covers that will come in different finishes: kevlar, wood, bamboo and denim. It will go on sale in 17 countries that includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.
The smartphone boasts impressive hardware and it features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels ) LTPS display from JDI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) quad-core processor, clocked at 2.5GHz and coupled with Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, eMMC 5.0 interface with 16GB or 64GB of storage space, 13MP rear-camera with Sony IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash 4K video recording and a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
It runs on CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat and in case if you are expecting that it runs on stock Android, then you would be disappointed. It also comes with a theme manager that allows users to customize nearly every aspect of the OS. Other features includes Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and support for 4G LTE networks.
There is no compromise on hardware and it weighs just 162 grams. It has magnesium build and 8.9mm thick with a tapered edge of just 4.6mm. It has single Micro SIM support. It has streamline edges with a matter & glossy finish and features bottom facing stereo speakers fine tuned by JBL. The front of the phone is also completely flat so that the dirt does not get inside speaker grilles. In addition to this, it has CyanogenMod privacy features such as SMS encryption between the One and CyanogenMod or TextSecure-compatible devices and has a Privacy Guard that protect apps.
OnePlus One Specifications
|Display||5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels )Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Processor||2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor|
|Operating System||CyanogenMod 11S on top of Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Memory||3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB internal memory|
|Camera||13MP rear-camera with Dual LED flash, Sony EXMOR BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording and 5MP front-facing camera|
|Connectivity Features||4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm|