OnePlus One Phablet with CyanogenMod 11S Android KitKat OS, 3GB RAM Unveiled
OnePlus One Phablet with CyanogenMod 11S Android KitKat OS, 3GB RAMOnePlus

The new Chinese technology start-up firm has launched an affordable high-end phablet dubbed as OnePlus One.

OnePlus One boasts a monster 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen and is made of magnesium material rendering the phone very light (162g) to hold.

Under the hood, it ships with CyanogenMod 11S based Android KitKat v4.4 OS, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage, 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 main camera, 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front and 3100 mAh battery.

In a bid to challenge Tier-1 brands like Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Apple iPhone 5S and others, feature-rich OnePlus One has been priced just  $299/€269 (around ₹18,260) for 16GB Silk White and $349/€299 (around ₹21,320) for 64GB Sandstone Black model.

The new company OnePlus is just four months old, founded by Pete Lau, ex-Vice President of top Chinese smartphone maker Oppo.

The OnePlus One phablet will be initially available in second quarter with custom back-cover options ranging bamboo, wood, denim, kevlar in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

As of now, there is no official word whether the company has any plans of releasing the flagship phone in price-sensitive regions like India, China and other emerging markets.

Check out the official video of OnePlus One detailing the making of the phone:


Key Specifications of OnePlus One:


OnePlus One


5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield

 Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)


CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4


2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU


Adreno 330



Storage capacity



Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with 6 physical lenses, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash

Front: 5.0-megapixel (80-degeree) wide-angle camera


3100 mAh


3G & 4G-LTE


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)  


152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm


162 g


16GB: $299/€269 (around ₹18,260)

64GB:$349/€299 (around ₹21,320)

[Image Credit: OnePlus]