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OnePlus One phone is revealed with high tech specs but low pricing

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With the big tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Google and the rest, you now have a new big daddy from a company called OnePlus One, and it packs amazing specs into a package that wouldn’t bank you bank for. Powered by CyanogenMod is the team mostly releases a new version of their mod on their “nightly” channel around a month or so after a new Android release.

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The OnePlus One was unveiled in Beijing this morning. The new handset will pack in a Snapdragon 801 processer, 3GB  RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 4G and Bluetooth 4.0.

OnePlus One Full Specifications
Soc Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU Core Krait 400 (4-core) @ 2.46 GHz
GPU Core Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz
Memory 3 GB RAM LPDDR3 1866 MHz RAM
Display 5.5″ JDI LTPS IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) w/Gorilla Glass 3
Storage 16 GB / 64 GB (no microSD slot)
Battery 3,100 mAh (embedded)
Camera/s Front: 5 MPRear: f/2.0 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX 214 sensor  w/4K video recording. Dual-LED flash
Expansion Ports USB 3.0
Audio Built-in Stereo Speakers & Tri-microphone with noise cancellation
Connectivity Wi-Fi: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/acCellular: LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHzOther: Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
Dimensions 6.02″ x 2.99″ x 0.35″ (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)
Weight 5.71 oz. (162 g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
Price $300-350 (€269 – 299) £229 – £269

OnePlus One Prices

Despite these high-end specs, it’s very affordable. The 16GB version will cost just £229, while the 64GB model will set you back £269.

The device is available in a standard Silk White or Sandstone Black. Sorry, no ‘Champagne’ Gold for you this time. But the back on the device isn’t standard, but is made out of Cashew yes as in the nuts, it is available in four different textures; Bamboo, Wood, Denim, and Kevlar.

OnePlus One textures

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Sample picture from the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One can go head to head with the latest flagship phones like the Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5, and the HTC One M8, and in some areas it even beat them. Again, this is all for $300/£229. The device uses the same 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 8974AC SoC as the Galaxy S5, the premium built quality and the design of the HTC One M8, and the large 3000+ mAh battery and using the Sony camera of the Z2 (with a bit less MP). Peter Lau, CEO of OnePlus, says that his team paid attention to the “smallest details, taking a holistic approach to product design,” and some of those details can be found inside the One – the PCB boards are “custom cut and engineered” and the battery was specially designed for the One.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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