OnePlus hasn’t been shy about revealing the hardware and software it plans to use for its first smartphone, but until now we haven’t seen a single photo of the Cyanogen-powered device. Today we’re getting a first peek at the upcoming smartphone courtesy of trusted tipster @evleaks, who shared a photo of the unassembled OnePlus One smartphone earlier today on Twitter.
The leaked photo allegedly shows the OnePlus One in several pieces in a row. From left to right we see the device’s display, what appears to be the back panel and the phone’s processor. The shape of the screen looks pretty similar to the Oppo Find 7. Both devices offer a 5.5-inch display, though OnePlus claims its smartphone will pack the larger display into a much smaller frame. The new company’s founder actually OnePlus after leaving his position as VP at Oppo, which helps explain the similarity between the two phones.
The OnePlus One is set to offer a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3100mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera, and a removable back cover. It will cost under $400 when it’s officially unveiled next week. Supplies will be limited at launch however, and OnePlus announced today that the first batch of smartphones will be available on an invite-only basis where pre-selected fans can invite their friends to buy the device as well. So if you’ve been eyeing this smartphone now’s the time to nail down an invitation, otherwise you may be out of luck
OnePlus One, not quite ready to debut. pic.twitter.com/2EGkInt43b
— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 17, 2014