All You Need To Know About The New OnePlus One

OnePlus One

After several weeks of anticipation, the OnePlus One has officially been announced today via live online broadcast. The OnePlus One is being propped up as the “Flagship Killer” of smartphones in 2014. Let’s get right to the meat of the matter.

First, here is the full list of the OnePlus One device specs:

  • Soc – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • CPU Core – Krait 400 (4-core) @ 2.46 GHz
  • GPU Core – Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz
  • Memory – 3 GB RAM LPDDR3 1866 MHz RAM
  • Display – 5.5″ JDI LTPS IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) w/Gorilla Glass 3
  • Storage  – 16 GB / 64 GB (no microSD slot)
  • Battery – 3,100 mAh (embedded)
  • Camera/s – Front: 5 MP, Rear: f/2.0 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX 214 sensor w/4K video recording. Dual-LED flash
  • Expansion Ports – USB 3.0
  • Audio – Built-in Stereo Speakers & Tri-microphone with noise cancellation
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Cellular: LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Dimensions – 6.02″ x 2.99″ x 0.35″ (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight – 5.71 oz. (162 g)
  • Operating System – CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
  • Price – $300 for 16GB – $350 for 64GB (€269 – 299)

Now let’s go picture by picture so you can get a visual of what this device is all about…

The OnePlus One has no front facing logo:

No Front Logo

Streamlined Edges – Matte and glossy, less distracting from the front, more captivating from the sides:

Recessed bezel

The OnePlus One will be available in two colors and textures; Silk White and Sandstone Black:

Oneplus One Colors

“You’ll never guess what our back cover finish is made of: Cashew”

The OnePlus One will have personalized textures, such as bamboo, denim or kevlar:

OnePlus One Textures

The OnePlus One dimensions:

OnePlus One Dimensions

“The edges are only 4.6mm and it feels very comfortable to hold.”

“The lightest 5’5 phone in the world: 162g.”

The inside is as beautiful as the outside:

OnePlus One Inside

The OnePlus One front is completely flat:

Flat Design

“Other phones either have protruding or concave speaker grills.”

“Which means either ugliness or dust in the grill. But not for the OnePlus One.”

Video: OnePlus One – Never Settle:

OnePlus One - Never Settle

The OnePlus One is the world’s first smartphone with bottom facing stereo speakers:

bottom facing speakers

“It has been really hard to design bottom facing stereo speakers, because of the internal structure of a smartphone… Thanks to JBL for helping us fine-tune the speakers.”

The best 13 MPx IMX214 Sensor with 6 Lenses and f/2.0 Aperture:


“The OnePlus One camera takes amazing pictures even in low light conditions. Anytime, anywhere you will get bright and sharp photos”

“The OnePlus One has a quick shutter speed of only 0.3s.”

The OnePlus One unveils a newly designed minimal flat UI:

Flat UI

“The OnePlus One lets you express your personality with custom themes and wallpapers”

The 2014 Flagship Killer?:

Flagship Killer

The OnePlus One will be available to the following regions: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA.

Good products are meant to be shared, the OnePlus One will be available through invites. 100x OnePlus Ones will be first available through the Phone Smash campaign starting on April 25th. Check out the official website for more details.

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