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OnePlus One Now Official, the “2014 Flagship Killer” Available in 16GB for $299

The leaks can finally be put to rest, as the OnePlus One is now entirely official. The “Never Settle” smartphone is now confirmed to have high-end specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.46GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 1920×1080 Full-HD 5.5″ display, and a 13MP camera capable of 4K video recording.

First, let’s give the design a quick peek. The device has an entirely flat front, and OnePlus takes pride in the fact that no logos are found on the front of the device. The bezel is crazy small, coming in at just 4.6mm, so 5.5″ shouldn’t be too unwieldy.

In terms of specs, this phone is right around where the Samsung Galaxy S5 is at. We have the same processor and GPU, though the One features an extra gigabyte of RAM and the S5 a camera with a higher megapixel count.

Speaking of megapixels, the OnePlus One’s 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor should allow for great pictures, even in low light, and 4K video capture support.

Finally, if you’ve been wanting some StyleSwap back covers to go with your One, they won’t quite be available at launch. The One also will have personalized textures: Bamboo, Wood, Denim, and Kevlar.

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On the software side of things, the OnePlus One is packing a custom flavor of CyanogenMod 11 atop Android 4.4, Kit Kat. CyanogenMod 11S adds nifty features such as a custom theme engine allowing the One to maintain a unique look, but users will be able to customize to their liking.

Steve Kondik, the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., is quoted as saying the Cyanogen team has “brought out the full potential of the hardware and complemented it with innovative new features,” most notably in the Moto X-inspired voice activation features. Another new feature is the ability to draw gestures on the screen while it is sleeping to launch a specific apps (reminding us of the HTC One (M8) and Oppo Find 7).

The OnePlus One will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA. The 16GB Silk White model will run you $299, while the 64GB Sandstone Black model will run users $349.

OnePlus will be selling the One, however, on an invite-based system. On April 25, the first 100 buyers will get a $1 One if they smash their phone — full details here.

We don’t yet know when the One will be ready to be purchased, but we do know that OnePlus will be going on an invite system to determine who gets phones first. It’s unclear at the moment how users will be able to obtain tickets without destroying their current devices.

We’ll keep you posted as more juicy One details become available.

Update:  Here is the OnePlus One official specs list.

Update 2:  Here is the official OnePlus One promo intro video.

  • I really hate to say this but… no wireless charging makes it a no-go for me. This is upsetting!

    Still a fantastic phone though. It may tempt me still.

  • Mark Pearson

    GSM or CDMA?

    • Grahaman27

      Gsm only

  • jesus

    Would it work with sprint?

    • mcdonsco

      Poor guy …

    • Grahaman27


  • To me there are characteristics that are substantially more essential than processor speed, and even screen determination, altough at least 400 ppi is specialty. These are characteristics like battery life (anything beneath 48 hours is waste), microsd, constantly on clock on the showcase.

  • tylerc23

    Verizon or No workey with them?

  • pilot25

    will the us telecoms support this?

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    5.5″ …. are they offering complementary clown pants to go with the phone? I kind of like these Chinese phones, but damn …

  • SplashMTN

    Would definitely consider selling my G2 for this – depending on camera and battery life.

  • Suman Gandham

    Am I the only one that can’t see the capacitive keys in any of the pictures…?

  • Guest

    There is nothing killer about this phone, so stop saying it lol. Same specs on other phones. I think some of these bloggers get paid to write this toe of hype.

    • SplashMTN

      None of those other phones are being sold for $299 off contract. Purely based on specs this beats out the Nexus 5 in terms of value as well.

    • Where do I say that the other phones aren’t killer? And show me another phone with the same cost-to-spec ratio.

  • Walter Partlo

    I would gladly smash my GNex that I have sitting around to get one of those for a dollar.

  • Daniel Russell

    You know, I have an old droid bionic that I wouldn’t mind destroying…..

  • Sean Bello

    invite system is a huge mistake. I’d buy this right now, but I’m not going way out of my way to get one. if somebody could give me an invite I’d appreciate it and I’d pay it forward.

  • riggaman

    What’s the word on carrier availability here in the states? Any chance we see this for Verizon??

    • Scott Niemczyk

      I don’t think it’s Verizon people are invited to this party. I’m really considering giving up my unlimited for this phone and heading over to T-Mobile. Anybody know how it works if I try selling my data plan to someone else to help pay for this phone?

      • flosserelli

        Contact me at my username dot live dot com. I can walk you through the process.

  • LiterofCola

    Still holding out for the Z2

  • JSo

    If I didn’t already have a Nexus 5, I would consider this. It looks like a nice phone.

  • Pootis Man

    If the screen wasn’t so big then I’d think about replacing my Nexus 5 with this phone.

  • that chin though…i honestly wouldnt want this phone…nice specs though…im beginning to dislike cyanogenmod like your nothing without android already built for you just just added to it…its not like they made the os from the ground up and now thier a corperation and making devices advertising running cyanogemnod out the box…im sure google gets a piece of this somehow though

    • turdbogls

      how? android is open source. they dont make any money on android itself.

      but they will always get the money from the back door (advertising and usage of google’s services)

    • CSick

      They’re making actually good enhancements to android unlike Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola who just add bloat. Where’s the negative?

    • M3D1T8R

      So you must really hate that Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Asus, etc etc all use Android as well, right?
      You sound like you don’t realize that Android is open source. Incidentally, I’m sure this is exactly the sort of thing Google loves to see.

  • Neil Fujiwara

    T-Mobile should partner with them and make this truly make it the ultimate un-carrier United States. That would be the best way to get a 300 dollar high end phone out in mass!

    • ki11ak3nn

      That would totally make my day.

  • Chad La Fleur

    Me ready to smash!!

  • Verizon?!

  • NexusMan


  • AndrewScottRox

    Yep, I’d smash a phone for a $1 One.

  • Chris Hilbert

    I’m looking to see if it has QI.

  • Justin Tierney

    You know what grinds my gears? Capacitive buttons on the phone itself.

    You know what grinds my gears even more? Capacitive buttons where the back button is in the opposite spot you expect…

    • I’m with you. I freaking hate that they included this legacy tech.

    • steveliv

      Physical buttons are a deal killer!

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Check out the features list on their website, you can choose whether you want on-screen buttons or capacative ones.

        • steveliv

          Yes, but if you decide to not use the capacitive buttons and turn them off, then you have a huge lower bezel.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            I prefer on-screen buttons and I agree that it’s a waste when the device is already really tall, at least the option is there though.

    • geedee82

      Yeah I agree 100%. Not only does it grind my gears that they gave it capacitive buttons, but they put them in the wrong order! And not only that I’m pretty sure the left capacitive button looks like a menu key rather than the recent tasks. I hope I’m wrong, but when will all these OEMs realize that Google got rid of the menu button a long time ago.

      • Royal2000H

        I think Samsung does it in that order too for whatever reason

    • turdbogls

      FYI, pretty sure the buttons can be turned off, and on screen buttons turned on. I saw that somewhere.

      • Justin Tierney

        Yeah I saw that too, but then your just wasting bezel space…

        • turdbogls

          true, but at least its an option if you truly hate off screen buttons.

  • tomgillotti

    I’m on AT&T right now because I’m in an area that Verizon doesn’t cover, but if I go back to Verizon and they didn’t keep my unlimited data on hold like they were supposed to… game over. This phone + AT&T.

  • Jorge

    But can the phone be rooted and/or bootloader unlocked? 😀

    • Theeta


    • Seriously bro?

      Yes. And what’s better? They said unlocking the bootloader DOES NOT VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

  • Mickmayi

    Can’t wait to see this hands on!

  • flosserelli

    “The bezel is crazy small, coming in at just 4.6mm, so 5.5″ shouldn’t be too unwieldy.”
    Even for you, Kellen? 😛

    • turdbogls

      and that really isn’t that small is it? I just did the ol’ sharp eye test (holding a ruler up to my screen) and my Nexus 5’s bezel is under 4mm from screen to the outside edge of the phone…I would say closer to 3.5mm….and i though thh G2’s was closer to 3mm.

  • Jeremiah Hawkins

    Gonna have to give up my 250GB+ per month Verizon unlimited data for this.

    • andydrives2fast

      If you do this, you are out of your damn mind

      Also, you can transfer it to me if so lol

      • Jeremiah Hawkins

        But I really need a new phone, and this is the perfect device.

        • BobbyG

          open a cheap line on TMobile to test it out before giving up VZW Unlimited

          • Jeremiah Hawkins

            True. Didn’t even think of that, thanks

    • Kilam Daha

      I’ll take the line off your hands! hmu on twitter!

    • scastro87

      how do you use 250GB + a month? Are you never near wifi and you’re torrenting dozens of movies?

  • Vishal Khedkar

    At the moment, their site is not accessible… 403: Forbidden 😀 I think they made them mad!

  • mbagasao

    Everyone with an S5 better watch out for exploding batteries if you want the $1 One!!

  • dwhang

    im in! time so smash to bring out the HAMMA!

  • M3D1T8R

    At first I’m thinking, “Still 16GB only, are you kidding me?”, but then… Just $50 extra for 64GB, yes!! This is how its supposed to be done, everyone else. Meanwhile Apple charges $200 for the same upgrade. Most Android devices aren’t even available in 64, and charge 50-100 extra just to go to 32.
    I don’t really want a phone this big, but if this came to Verizon (dream on) I’d have to buy it on basic principle. $350, wow.

    • Gabriel Copp

      They made a BIG point about no logos on the front. Definitely not coming to Verizon.

      • C-Law

        Plenty of Verizon phones have no logo on the front

      • NexusMan

        My current, and previous 2 phones on Verizon have no logos on the front.

        • Chris N

          Not exactly the point being made here….

          • NexusMan

            The point made that I responded to was that it’s “Definitely not coming to Verizon,” because it has “no logos on the front.” And the point I made, was that that is not necessarily true, as Verizon DOES have phones without logos on the front. I know his point. I know my point. What’s YOUR point?

          • Chris N

            verizon will never get this phone….

      • Grahaman27

        Well also the fact it can’t be on Verizon, gsm only.

    • Mark Beatty

      The galaxy S4 has 16gb stock, but I added a 64gb microSD for about $50 to get it to 80gb total. Most apps have to run in the 16gb partition , but that gives plenty of room for media storage. Being removable, you can also swap it out or do quick data transfer on a computer. Wish all phones had sd card capability.

      • Doesn’t compare. SD cards are slow compared to internal storage.

      • yankeesusa

        SD cards are still unsecure. Its cool that you can swap them out and get bigger ones but the security is a big thing.

    • Daniel

      that or you know, offer a MicroSD slot so you can expand it as much as you please

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah SD slots are great. But they are not much use for a lot of stuff. 64 internal plus SD slot is how it should be.

  • BenG
  • moe6

    64GB is just $50 more?! I think this will be replacing my N4 until Project Ara comes along.

    • Junaid Ansari

      I might just get this and sell my Nexus 5

      • David Benson

        I might sell my LG G2 and get this, I really want to see how the camera is first.

        • Nick Klenchik

          Camera and battery life. Do they have the official dimensions height and width wise?

          • Daniel


            Dimensions: 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
            Weight: 5.71 ounces (162g)

        • ki11ak3nn

          I might smash my G2 for this phone. I’ve been waiting too long. I still owe T-Mobile like $150 on it though. So we’ll see.

    • K

      If only flagship devices from bigger OEMs could be bought for this kind of price…but besides greed from their part for a large profit, US carriers would probably be against it as well.

    • meijin3

      Same here. It looks amazing.

    • Jason Brown

      THIS is my exact same thought!! Google Ara is going to change everything. My N4 is aging….

  • JonathonFlores

    I then pulled out my hammer…. (That’s what she said)

    • Smartss

      No! You leave that lame saying in 2009

      • JonathonFlores

        OK OK …. I then pulled out my hammer…. 😉

        • Joseph De La Cruz

          I pulled out my hammer
          ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)‎

  • Gabriel Copp

    I think this look promising. Great start for a company. Even Ron will like that camera if it is as good as it seems. And that price point, it’s a better deal than the Nexus 5 if you don’t mind the Phablet size, but that is a matter of preference. Although we ALL know how Kellen feels about that

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  • Henke

    I was so underwhelmed I went and bought the Nexus 5

    • Gabriel Copp

      This makes me feel like the Nexus line is LG putting their left-overs into a budget minded phone. Also, the Nexus 5 only has 3 colors. With the OPO, you can get DENIM! When was the last time your phone let everyone know how much you miss 80s hair metal?

    • Maxim∑

      are you trolling?

    • They you’re a freaking idiot. You should get the One+ One for the camera alone. The battery is a massive upgrade as well.