New Kid On The (SmartPhone) Block: OnePlus To Debut "One" With CyanogenMod April 23rd

OnePlus is a company that’s looking to disrupt the smartphone market, and its flagship “One” smartphone is set to debut on April 23rd. Among the details that the company has been offering up little by little over the last few months, perhaps the most intriguing is the fact that OnePlus has partnered with Cyanogen on software.

Thus, the smartphone will run on a CyanogenMod OS, which is notable in an Android-dominated mobile market. “What’s coming is one of the most popular mobile operating systems specifically developed for the best hardware, with a unique twist. The smartphone industry is ripe for disruption, and 2014 should prove to be a huge year for the future of the market,” said OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in a press release.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau

Frustratingly, there are no images of the OnePlus One to be had, but we do know some key details about specifications. The smartphone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 9-band LTE support and have a 5.5inch 1080p JDI display with 400+ PPI and TOL (Touch On Lens).

Hiding behind Sony Xperia Z1
The OnePlus One is obscured by the larger Sony Xperia Z1

The rear camera will be a 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 with an f/2.0 aperture and the ability to shoot in 4K; the rear camera will be 5MP. The 3100 mAh non-removable battery purports to last all day.

The price tag is another surprise, as OnePlus says the One will cost “below” $400, unlocked and off-contract. Unfortunately, We’ll have to wait another few weeks to see what the thing will look like.