tech2 News StaffOct 21, 2014 13:39:34 IST
OnePlus One smartphone is all set to launch in India in the next two months, according to company sources and reports indicate that the price of the smartphone could be under Rs 25,000.
The Chinese brand OnePlus refers to its OnePlus One phone as the ‘flagship killer’. We had previously reported that the company had begun looking for a General Manager for its India operations and had put up a listing for the same on the company’s careers page.
The posting had read like this: “You will be the sun, the light that leads OnePlus into the Indian market; the center of orbit for all projects, operations, and service; the ambassador that spreads the OnePlus brand across India like a wildfire. This position requires authority, leadership, and resolve when things get rough. We need you to weather the storm with us.”
As far as features of the OnePlus One phone go, it has a large 5.5-inch LTPS IPS display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution and offers a pixel density of 401ppi.
The display comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the same adaptive backlight technology that’s seen in some Sharp displays. In addition, the phone is one of the few to have 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. There’s a a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with a six-lens array and f/2.0 aperture that boasts quick shutter speed of only 0.3-seconds. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
There’s no microSD card slot in the phone, and the phone only comes in 16 or 64 GB on-board storage. Connectivity includes: 4G LTE (region dependent), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. The battery is rated at 3,100mAh and is non-removable.
Software wise, the One features a customised version of CyanogenMod ROM called CM 11S. It’s not unlike CM we know from custom ROMs but with some specific new features for this phone. The software is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
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