The OnePlus One was finally unveiled earlier today in China after weeks of waiting in anticipation. The hardware of the smartphone was no surprise to us as the company has been dropping hints periodically regarding the specifications of the device. The pricing however has taken us by surprise, in a good way.
The smartphone which will come in 16 and 64GB models has been priced at $299 and $349 unlocked and sans contract. European prices for the smartphone have been set at €269 and €299 respectively, which is very decent considering the hardware on offer.
To refresh your memory a little, the OnePlus One comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS display, a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset along with a 13-megapixel camera with a 6 layer lens which can take 4K videos and capture great low light images. The handset also packs 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11s and a 3,100 mAh non-removable battery. It will sport bottom facing stereo speakers which has been developed in accordance with JBL, so it’s premium grade hardware all the way.
It will be sold in white and black color variants with cases and covers on offer for added customization. The smartphone will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA with more regions slated to follow soon.