OnePlus One “Flagship killer” Phablet
OnePlus, a China-based smartphone maker founded by
Pete Lau, a former VP at Guangzhou-based Oppo, last Wednesday announced its OnePlus One phablet.
The device is being marketed as a “flagship killer,” but whether it is remains to be seen.
Factors in its favor are its price —
US$300 for a device being placed head to head with the more
expensive Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s — as the buzz it has generated so far.
The OnePlus One Phablet will be available in Silk White and Sandstone Black, in 16-GB and 64-GB
versions. It measures about 6 x 3 x 0.4 inches, and weighs 5.7 ounces.
The device has a 5.5-inch JDI 1080p full HD LTS in-plane switching Gorilla Glass screen
with Touch on Lens technology and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
processor with a 2.5-GHz quad-core CPU, and it has a78-MHz
Adreno 330 GPU.
Its OS is CyanogenMod 115, based on Android 4.4.
The device has an accelerometer and a gyroscope, as well as
proximity and ambient light sensors. It also has an internal
GPS antenna and Glonass, as well as a digital compass, a 13-MP rear camera with Sony Exmor technology, a dual-LED flash, six lenses, and a 5-MP front- facing camera.
It supports GSM, WCDMA, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC.
The device also has built-in stereo speakers, a mike, a microUSB 2.0 port, an audio jack and a
microSIM card slot.