OnePlus One, popularly known as the flagship smartphone killer in the tech circle will reportedly be put up for pre-order next week.
The company has officially opened the dedicated OnePlus One pre-order page and turned-on the countdown clock for the 15:00 GMT (11:00 am EDT; 20:30 pm IST) 27 October, inciting excitement of Android fans. Here is the trade-off, OnePlus One pre-order window will be opened only for one hour.
Sans the limited pre-order window, the company's new initiative is a welcome move for its fans, who, since its April unveiling had to go through the cumbersome route of winning the contest/promotional events via signing up on Facebook, Twitter and other social platform network.
After some agonizing wait, few lucky consumers would get a pass (or an invite) and be eligible to book the device. Now, for the first time, the pre-order system has been made available to all general public on 27 October.
"All of our accessories will be sold at celebratory sale prices when added to your order. In fact, for this week only our latest collaboration the JBL E1+ Earphones will be available for $24.99 and will revert back to full price once pre-orders have ended," said the company.
[Note: Each user has to sign-up for OnePlus Account (HERE) and will be able to order only two - OnePlus One smartphones. Purchase transaction will be carried out via PayPal]
For the uninitiated, OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and ships with CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4 OS powered by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB inbuilt memory and a high-capacity 3,100 mAh battery.
[Note: Some prospective consumers living in OnePlus' first launch countries, can directly order the phone from dedicated region specific web-page, HERE]
Key Specifications of OnePlus One:
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|RAM||578MHz 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with 6 physical lenses, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flashFront: 5.0-megapixel (80-degeree) wide-angle camera|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support), internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, LED notification indicator, downward facing dual stereo speakers (JBL)|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Price||16GB: $299/€269 (around ₹18,260)64GB:$349/€299 (around ₹21,320)|
[Image Credit: OnePlus]