Chinese Brand OnePlus Outs The Other One Smartphone

HTC already has the One M8 smartphone, but there’s one more manufacturer who’s just announced its own flagship handset that will blow most of its competition out of the water with its top-tier specs at half the prize of traditional brands like Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC. Chinese start-up OnePlus revealed yesterday the One smartphone that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801… 



HTC already has the One M8 smartphone, but there’s one more manufacturer who’s just announced its own flagship handset that will blow most of its competition out of the water with its top-tier specs at half the prize of traditional brands like Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC.

Chinese start-up OnePlus revealed yesterday the One smartphone that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip with a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The phone will also have a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a pixel density of around 401 pixel density.

Just like the HTC One M8, the OnePlus One packs dual stereo speakers, but this one is made by JBL. The camera on the back of the device is a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor with 6 lenses, an f/2.0 aperture, a shutter speed of under 0.3 seconds as well as 4K video recording.

The phone will run on a special version of CyanogenMod based on Android KitKat and will be powered by a 3100mAh non-removable battery. Just like Motorola’s Moto X, the Chinese company will also offer a special StyleSwap cover featuring different textures and colours including bamboo, wood, denim and Kevlar.

The OnePlus One will launch in Q2 in different markets including some parts of Europe, Asia and the United States. Consumers who are interested in getting the phone will have to go through the company’s invite system to be able to pre-order the device. Once launched the 16GB version of the One will retail for $299 while the 64GB model will sell for $350.

There’s no word yet if the phone will be offered here in Australia, but with a very affordable price tag and very capable specs, don’t you wish it will?

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