ONePlus One

Startup OnePlus has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. Let's go straight to the details.


It uses a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor along with an Adreno 330 GPU. There is 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

The handset does not suport external storage, so users will have to make do with its onboard memory, which comes in two variants, a 16GB variant and a 64GB variant.

The OnePlus One has a 5.5 inch full HD JDI-made display (1080x1920 pixel resolution) which churns out a pixel density of 401ppi. It boasts Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

For imaging, there is a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with six lenses and f/2.0 aperture that boasts quick shutter speed of only 0.3-seconds. Apart from this, there is a 5-megapixel front facing camera.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. The handset uses a 3100mAh non-removable battery.

Music lovers will appreciate the bottom-facing stereo speakers designed with assistance from JBL.

Check out the video below to learn more about the materials and components that go into building the handset.


Easily one of its most interesting features, the OnePlus One ships with Cyanogenmod 11S, which happens to be a modified version of stock Android that boasts a number of custom features. Customisation options, an 'Advanced' camera app and SMS encryption are some of the customisations on the list.

Availability and Price

The Oneplus One will be available in the UK later this week, with the 16GB and 64GB models priced at a modest £229 and £269, respectively. However, it is worth noting that the handset will be hard to get hold of. It is available through the Oneplus Phone Smash, starting April 25th.

"Oneplus fans can go to to apply to smash their current phone in exchange for a Oneplus One. 100 lucky applicants will get the very first 100 Oneplus Ones for just $1 as well as the ability to invite their friends to buy the Oneplus One", according to TheInquirer.