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.