OnePlus spun off from Chinese phone-maker Oppo last year with the promise of picking up where the Cyanogen-powered Oppo N1 left off. Since then the company has done plenty to build interest in its first smartphone without actually unveiling the device in question, and today the hype train rolls on with the news that the upcoming phone will cost under 350€ (roughly $480) when it launches later this month.
Great news for Europe! Today we are proud to announce that the OnePlus One will be available for under 350€ pic.twitter.com/91YomAqHKS
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 3, 2014
Beyond its price, OnePlus has already revealed most of the hardware included in the upcoming smartphone. We know the device will offer a non-removable 3100mAh battery, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and swappable back covers. We’ve also seen leaked photos of the Cyanogen software that powers the phone.
OnePlus still claims to have a few tricks up its sleeve. The company says it’s developed a “Mystery Tech” for improving the user experience, while that 5.5-inch display will apparently fit into a phone no bigger that Sony’s 5-inch Xperia Z1. The new device will be unveiled at an event in China on April 23, so it won’t be long now until we know if the OnePlus One can live up to its own hype.