The OnePlus One handset has been officially announced and we’re sure based on its hardware specifications as well as the fact that the phone will come preinstalled with CyanogenMod that Android users are very interested in it. If there is one complaint that Android users have is that OEMs tend to add to own skin and themes to their phones, which in some cases are truly unnecessary and adds to a bad experience.
The OnePlus One aims to do away with that, thanks to CyanogenMod, and the good news is that if you had your eye on the handset, you might be interested to learn that the folks at OnePlus are pulling some kind of marketing stunt in which if you are willing to film yourself smashing your old phone to pieces, you will be able to pick up the brand new OnePlus One handset for only a dollar.
However we should note that before you rush off to smash your old phone to smithereens that this marketing stunt is only limited to the first 100 buyers, so if you’re the 101 smasher, well then we guess you’d need a new phone anyway, right? Now just in case you missed our coverage, here’s a quick recap on the phone’s specs.
The OnePlus One will run on CyanogenMod 11S which is special release designed for the handset. It will also pack a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP Sony Exmor camera with an aperture of f/2.0, dual LED flash, and a 3,100mAh battery. The phone comes in 16GB and 64GB options with the former priced at $299 while the latter goes for $349.
In any case for those interested in taking part in this “smashing” contest, it will kick off on the 25th of April and you can head on over to OnePlus’ website for the details.