Tag Archive: OnePlus


Don’t smash anything: OnePlus uses a bad idea to give away 100 phones

Upstart OnePlus is giving away 100 of its new “One” smartphones — which came out from under wraps this week — for those willing to smash a current high-end smartphone.

This is a bad idea. You should not do it. Please do not smash your phone — especially not yet.

So here’s the deal. You’ll initially be registering for a chance to smash your phone. If you’ve already smashed it, you’re SOL. Sorry, Charlie. OnePlus will randomly pick 100  [Read More…]

OnePlus One specs

Chinese firm OnePlus has taken the wraps off its first handset, the “flagship killer” OnePlus One, powered by CyanogenMod with a super-low price tag. The device aims to shake up the high-end Android smartphone market, though you’ll need an invite to actually buy one at launch.

The company is promoting its new phone under the banner of “Never Settle,” but if you’re interested in learning what hardware you’ll actually be settling on if you pick one  [Read More…]

OnePlus One officially unveiled as “2014 Flagship Killer”

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After all the hype OnePlus has been building up around the OnePlus One, today they have officially unveiled the device along with it’s $ 299 price tag.  The device, which is being marketed as a “2014 Flagship Killer”, will begin shipping in Q2.

The phone comes stacked with all the latest hardware an Android user could ask for and is available in 16GB for $  [Read More…]

OnePlus wants you to smash your phone for a OnePlus One

‘OnePlus Phone Smash’ begins April 25

As part of today’s today’s OnePlus One announcement, the manufacturer has unveiled a novel way for fans to get in on the ground floor. From this Friday, April 25, you’ll be able to head to oneplus.com/smash to and apply to destroy your current phone in exchange for the Cyanogen-powered beast. Just 100 will be selected to dispense with their old phone and and pay just $ 1 for a new  [Read More…]

OnePlus One finally official, sleek design and high end hardware

Slim, light, packed with specs and offering customized texture finishes

The folks at OnePlus have been building up hype around their first smartphone launch, and today the OnePlus One finally became official. Announced at an event in China, the Magnesium constructed One weighs just 162g, has a recessed bezel round the edges, what it says are “beautiful contours” and a ton of beefy hardware inside.

We’ve been teased over the past few weeks as to what  [Read More…]

OnePlus One design finally revealed, but not by the hype machine

If there’s one thing that’s driven us — and you — crazy about the OnePlus One, it’s been the overhyping process of slowly dribbling out specs, pricing, sale processes, and vague hints about how the smartphone will compare with current flagship devices. We tired so much of it that we opted to ignore the noise until something cut through that was truly interesting — and a series of marketing material renders fits that bill quite nicely.

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CyanogenMod 11S – OnePlus One UI showcased

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Carl Pei of OnePlus took to the official OnePlus forums to put a bit of clarity around all the OnePlus rumors that have been making the rounds around the Internet recently, and by doing so revealed some images of the device UI.

There has been a lot of speculation and excitement about the operating system of the OnePlus One. As you know, we’ve been working  [Read More…]

You’ll need an invite to purchase a OnePlus One at launch

Pick up your invite from contests, forums and friends who already bought the phone

In the true spirit of riding the hype train, OnePlus has announced that you’ll need an invite to buy its flagship OnePlus One phone when it launches. Taking to a forum post to explain, OnePlus says that an invite-only system — dubbed the “OnePlus Invite System” — is the best way to bridge the gap between supply and demand right at launch.

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OnePlus One camera samples leak out

Samples from the OnePlus One’s 13MP Sony Exmor-powered camera have reportedly leaked out. We have had the impression that the OnePlus One will deliver some high-quality cameraphone pictures, but this is the first chance anyone has had to take a peek at them — provided these are accurate and from the final revision.

While we don’t see anything spectacular from these samples, we do see what’s important. It certainly looks like the OnePlus One’s f/2.0 aperture  [Read More…]

More OnePlus One specs confirmed as we wait patiently for its arrival

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What’s potentially the most hyped phone so far this year, OnePlus has outed some more specs for the OnePlus One. If you recall, the One will be announced on April 23rd. Just in time for their weekly hint, OnePlus has outed some more specs.

It has been confirmed that the new phone will be toting a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. The Snapdragon  [Read More…]