Today OnePlus officially announced its first Android smartphone, the One, at an event in China. The device runs on a custom build of CyanogenMod 11 based on Android 4.4 KitKat and boasts of impressive specs on the hardware front at a comparatively low price.
The One is made from magnesium and weighs just 162 gms. It is 8.9 mm thick and looks a bit like Oppo’s smartphones. It has capacitive buttons on the front which can be turned off completely, thereby enabling the software buttons to appear on screen.
It has a 5.5″ full HD display , 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM and 16/64 GB internal storage options with no microSD card support. It has a 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX 214 rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 3100 mAh non-removable battery and 4G LTE connectivity.
The OnePlus One runs on CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Apart form the standard features that come with the normal CyanogenMod ROMs, it also has few additional features along with support for various themes to customize the look and feel.
The One will be available in black and white along with various textures such as bamboo, wood, denim and kevlar to choose from. The 16 GB model is priced at $299 whereas the 64 GB model is priced at $349. It will hit the markets in mid-May in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.