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OnePlus Announces One Availability, Launches April 23

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In a conspicuously timed announcement, OnePlus, the company founded by former Oppo executive Pete Lau, revealed that it will launch its first smartphone on April 23.

The handset, called the One, certainly seems to fulfill Lau’s promise of top-tier specifications. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 3,100 mAh non-removable battery, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 6-megapixel front-facing camera.

Uniquely, the One will run a customized version of CyanogenMod and feature replaceable “StyleSwap” covers in silk, sandstone, denim, bamboo, and Kevlar designs.

As always, OnePlus was mum on carrier availability and pricing. If the company manages to support nine-band LTE and hits its sub-$500 off-contract retail target, though, the One may have a fighting chance against giants LG and HTC.

Via: OnePlus

 

  • Droid Ronin

    Hmm, this or the OPPO Find 7?

  • Sporttster

    Clearly some of these tech guys have seen ‘The Matrix’ a few too many times.

  • I_Am_Roy_Halladay

    It’s a 5 MP front facing camera, not 6, and a Snapdragon 800, not 801. They’ve already confirmed it will support TMo and ATT LTE bands

    • http://www.facebook.com/carljamesj OptimuS

      Nope, they updated their Facebook Cover Photo with a Snapdragon 801.

      • Steve B

        Holy F’ing shiz you’re right!

        When did they switch to this? This is awesome. The 801 is pretty decent bump up from the 800. Sweet.

        • Orion

          They announced it on Monday I think. This phone will definitely be on my list of next phone. Hopefully it looks nice.

  • T_Dizzle

    Excited!!!

  • Jason Melling

    I don’t understand, it is supposed to be able to swap covers yet also claims to be a uni-body design ??

  • Orion

    This phone will be one of the top devices of the year.

    • Steve B

      Yes, and priced at Nexus level. This will be a game changer. Let’s hope it’s not ugly and it’s not a POS.

  • Cleevens Joseph

    They got my attention…

  • vitriolix

    So are they just trolling ? Naming their phone the One, announcing availability the same day as HTC launches their One

    • Sporttster

      It’s the Matrix effect

  • cardi dark

    Mo

  • geedee82

    I am very interested in this device. So far all the leaks and rumors are making it out to be practically infallible. And at the under $400 price point?! I might have to pick one up and give the N5 to my wife.

  • Mchl496

    They should of called it the 1 up.

  • The Narrator

    The Find 7 is quite the beast as well. Looking to see what these people have up their sleeves.

    • Steve B

      Yeah, but the Find 7 will be $600+ and will be on par with the One + One.

  • Ryan Callihan

    It’s about time. Those specs sound promising!

  • Dominick White

    May check this out if it comes to Verizon.. Now it’s between this, lg g3 and the note 4..and maybe the Galaxy S5

    • Ben Murphy

      Verizon will not be supported.

    • JD

      Another choice may be Sony’s Z2 may be coming to VZW as well. Search google for Sony D6508 Lot’s of options if true, what an unusual feeling for VZW customers.

      • Dominick White

        That would be good if it did, more choices are always welcome

    • flosserelli

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Steve B

      This isn’t coming to Verizon. Unlocked only.

  • Ben Murphy

    It’s actually sub-$400….and will be usable on TMo/ATT.

    • flosserelli

      Source?

      • Ben Murphy

        http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/what-we-know-so-far.320/

        The 16GB will be below $400, maybe the 64GB will be $450.

        • The Narrator

          SD slot?

        • flosserelli

          Adam Krisko: “It will come in two versions 16 and 64 gb that will cost somewhere b/w $300 and $500 (pricing is not official yet). We don’t have the full listing of spectrum that it will be using yet. Only 9 LTE bands so far. Sorry I can’t give you any more than that.”
          [taken from two separate posts by Adam Krisko]

      • Ben Murphy
    • K

      Oh the pain of being tied to a CDMA contract :(

      • Ben Murphy

        I’m thinking about T-Mobile…. Soon, very soon.

        • Dr. Steve

          I left for StraightTalk, never looked back.

          • frhow

            Same here. Same networks CHEAPER prices = Horrible Customer service though.

  • Tony Byatt

    Rumored specs indicate BEAST…

    Aesthetics pending…