China-based OnePlus today announced the OnePlus One phone after months of hype and anticipation. The company touts its device to be the “2014 flagship killer” due to the fact that it packs in meaty hardware but cost less than what tier-1 manufacturers sell. The phone is just 8.9mm thick and claims to feature custom cut and engineered PCB board for the battery and dyed inner casing.
The international variant of the One will run a CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 3GB RAM.
The phone also features a 5.5-inch Full HD display panel manufactured by JDI, Sony Exmor IMX214 13 megapixel sensor with 4K video video recording support, 5 megapixel on the front, tri-mic with noise cancellation, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, 3100mAh battery and 16 or 64GB internal storage.
The price of the OnePlus One is the highlight here and will initially be available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States in 16GB Silk White for $299/€269 and in 64GB Sandstone Black for $349/€299.