If you’re looking at that headline and wondering: ‘Who the heck is OnePlus?’, take a look at OnePlus One launch preview, buddy. Essentially it’s a smartphone newbie (headed by a former Oppo VP) with a view to shaking things up, smartphone style.
After several months of tantalising build-up, its first phone, the OnePlus One, has finally arrived, and it’s yours from a buck.
Yes, through OnePlus’ “Smash the Past” campaign, 100 lucky people will be able to grab a OnePlus One for $1. All you have to do is, er, smash up your old phone. Before you do that, you might want to register here.
And with that silliness out of the way, we can confirm – as reported previously – that OnePlus One price will normally come in at £229 for the 16GB Silk White model, and £269 for the 64GB Sandstone Gray.
That’s a whole lot of phone for – compared to most other flagships – not a whole lot of money. The only thing that comes close in that price bracket is the Google Nexus 5. Meanwhile, the 64GB iPhone 5s costs a whopping £709.
OnePlus One specs include a 5.5in 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, 3,100mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and CyanogenMod 11S.
An exact OnePlus One release date hasn’t been confirmed just yet, and indeed it’s likely that units will trickle out initially, OnePlus being a smartphone startup and all.