OnePlus One Officially Announced, Claiming To be The ‘2014 Flagship Killer’.
Plenty of people have commented that hardware specification doesn’t matter much, still, people nowadays still tend to get hyped of seeing manufacturers going on with the latest and greatest processors, lots of Ram, high-resolution display and so forth. When an impressive configuration has been offered for a really low price, such devices tend to make people chatter away.
OnePlus is an upcoming smartphone manufacturer that has followed this formula to the letter, The One, that company had revealed earlier during the day, is an Android mobile devices that surpasses even that of the mighty Nexus, while bringing more to the table. OnePlus touts its the “2014 flagship killer”. a bit boastful of themselves.
The One does not go against the Android itself with regards to the display configuration, as it comes along with a huge 5.5-inch screen, with a resolution of over 1080 by 1920, that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. It’s almost as big as the display on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, putting right into tablet territory.
The new smartphone is empowered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-1 processor, backed by an Adreno 33o GPU, 3GM of RAM and a 3,100 mAH battery. It comes along with a 16 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, the latter of which has plenty sufficient while including a little on top of the price for the base One. there are no microSD cards though.
For its behind, the One employs a 14 MP camera with a large f/ 2.0 aperture, that can record over 4K video and 730p video at 120 FPS, while on the front is a 5 MP wide-angel shooter, as huge as the one found on the recent HTC One M8.
Other specs include NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and 4G LTE, as the most important part. The One comes in at 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm and 162 grams, which is pretty nice given its display size.
In a similar fashion to other Android smartphones, the One will be running on a custom distribution. OnePlus has opted for a CyanogenMod 11S, that is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, while the “S” standing for extra modifications. The company has promised its potential consumers that they will receive software upgrades for the next coming two years.
The price range has been set to cost over $299 for the 16GB, that comes along with an Silk White trim, while the 64GB, Sandstone Black, version shall sell for $349. OnePlus stated that the smartphone will become available beginning this quarter, in major markets such as US, Hong Kong, UK, and other European Countries.