OnePlus kind of dissed the HTC One M8 (for having an extra logo on the front, among other things), but it doesn’t look like it’s treating the Galaxy S5 with disrespect. Still, the young company does point out that its One will cost less than $400 unlocked, while an unlocked Galaxy S5 is sold for $699 (or $649, depending on where you’re buying it from).
In terms of features, the advantages that the OnePlus One seems to have include 3GB of RAM (the Galaxy S5 offers only 2GB), a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, and a “3,100+” mAh battery. Interestingly, the two handsets use exactly the same processor: a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (8974-AC) from Qualcomm.
It looks like the OnePlus One will not feature MicroSD card support - which may be a deal breaker for some. But at least it will have a version with 64GB of internal memory.
OnePlus will officially announce its One on April 23, and we'll probably not going to see its design before that day. Meanwhile, Samsung will certainly sell quite many Galaxy S5 units around the world by that time.