The OnePlus One is an oddity. Billed as the “flagship killer,” the device has taken the mobile market by storm, coming in with great specs and an equally impressive design. Even better, it runs CyanogenMod, one of the more popular open source OSes based on Android. But good luck getting your hands on one. With an unbearable invite system in place, it’s damn near impossible to come by one. If you do get the opportunity, however, it’ll only cost you $249.
For a device that’s so cheap, the specs are anything but. This is a next generation device through and through, from its Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz quad-core CPUs, 16GB and 64GB storage options, and 3GB of RAM, the OnePlus One is more than capable of going up against some of today’s best. The device also sports a 13-megapixel camera (5-megapixel front), and 3100mAh battery. Additionally, the device comes with an array of sensors, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 5.5-inch Full HD screen.
There’s certainly a lot of interest in the OnePlus One, and the hype is extraordinarily high for a device not put out by Samsung or Apple. We’re really excited to see if it lives up to its “flagship killer” moniker. We’ll have plenty more thoughts on the device down the road. Until then, check out our unboxing to see what the OnePlus One has to offer, and stay tuned for more coverage coming soon.