OnePlus is a start up company that is said to be changing the Flagship Smartphone concept with a low price High-end device called the "OnePlus One" coming on April,23rd. Two screenshots of the OnePlus One's custom CyanogenMod OS CM11 has been revealed by Engadget. It shows the About phone page (Right) and the lock screen (Left).
The lockscreen features a cool split-screen mode showing a wallpaper on the top (perhaps a slightly blurred version of the homescreen wallpaper) and a big clock, notification, weather and battery details. The lockscreen doesn't have anything in common with the stock or CyanogenMod lockscreen suggesting OnePlus may have deeper customizations planted in the otherwise closely-stock CyanogenMod OS.
OnePlus Start-up has just officially announced that OnePlus One will be unveiled on April,23rd the actual retail date is not yet announced.
Additionally, the OnePlus confirms the One will feature replaceable back covers, 3100mAh battery and a 6 piece 13 Megapixel Sony Exmor camera with f/2.0 aperture. Further rumors tip the OnePlus One to come out with an aluminum unibody design and is expected to cost less than $400, but the latter isn't backed by official confirmation just yet.
OnePlus startup is trying its best to bring the spotlight on its upcoming One flagship smartphone. The latest teaser from the company reveals some of the hardware specs of the OnePlus One.
The OnePlus One is officially confirmed to sport a 5.5-inch 1080p JDI display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC. The handset was tipped to have a Snapdragon 800 processor, but as it turns out, it will be powered by the newer Snapdragon chipset. OnePlus One will also feature a 6 piece 13 megapixel Sony Exmor camera with f/2.0 apeture. The teaser also reveals that the device will have swappable back cover and 3,100mAh battery powering it.
The most-anticipated CyanogenMod OS-based OnePlus One is shaping up to be a really nice smartphone, considering its expected retail price should be lower than $400.
Today, OnePlus confirmed new features for the upcoming handset. So we now know that its rear camera is a 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor. The company explained its choice for this Camera:
"The smartphone's aim is not to compete with DSLRs, but to offer a portable product that performs well in real-life conditions (without an ugly protruding camera). With Sony in mind, we chose their latest Exmor IMX214. This 13-megapixel CMOS sensor boasts an incredible f/2.0 aperture, so more light can be captured when shooting in the dark."
The 13MP Sony camera has a f/2.0 aperture (good for low-light environments photos), but it's not clear if this means Optical Image Stabilization, or just enhanced Digital Image Stabilization. As for video, the camera can shoot in 4K, or in 720p at 120fps. The front-facing camera of the OnePlus One will be a 5MP unit.
When we first got word from OnePlus 1+ on the goal it has set for itself, it seems very Ambitious, big talk is easy, but executing on it is another topic altogether. We all are getting more and more anxious to meet their first flagship, the One.
The key features that OnePlus has already outlined are pretty compelling a large, 5.5-display with an impressive body/screen ratio of at least 72% (think Nexus 5), a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 3100 mAh cell with "mystery tech".
The LTE-capable phone will also come running a specially-crafted CyanogenMod OS. with an always-on, always-listening feature, and an early camera samples comparison OnePlus staged leads us to believe that the company is quite comfortable with its camera tech.
Best of all, that whole package will be wrapped into an aluminum unibody HTC One-like style, according to a design sketch obtained by BGR (Photo above) from a "trusted source". Sure, these are not exactly confirmed, not to mention that making any grand conclusions based on what could very well be just prototype drawings, is kind of like putting the horse in front of the cart.