10 luckers might end up with a OnePlus One thanks to this contest


No, this is not yet another April Fools' joke! OnePlus, the developer of the intriguing OnePlus One handset, and Cyanogen Inc., the provider of the firmware, announced that they will be giving 10 OnePlus One smartphones in the following 10 days. The so-called Case Chase campaign will take place in 10 different locations in the USA and across the world – California, Texas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Canada, Germany, Portugal, and the UK.

So, what's this Case Chase all about? Simply put, a Cyanogen Inc. agent will be awaiting players in each of these 10 locations on the corresponding day. The position of the agent will be, as you might have guessed, unknown, so players will have to hunt them down, perform a manly handshake and utter a certain code word (most probably "OnePlus One" or the manufacturer's motto - "Never settle").

Each of the agents will have a mysterious package in tow – the exact contents of these are unknown at the moment. if we take into consideration that the OnePlus team pushed back the official launch of the device for April 23, it is unlikely that the packages will contain the anticipated OnePlus One smartphone. The 10 winners in the Case Chase will most probably be awarded with a free device only after April 23 has passed.

Additional details and hints about the exact location of the Cyanogen agents will be released on Twitter every day. If you take part in the Chase Case, but you unfortunately fail in spotting the agent in time, don't worry – it was announced that the runner-ups will receive some kind of consolations from the developer team.

Just a few days ago, we showed you screenshots that allegedly revealed the interface of the OnePlus One. The device will be running a custom version of CyanogenMod 11, dubbed CyanogenMod 11S. Hardware-wise, the OnePlus One will arrive with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801, a 13MP camera, and a 3,100mAh battery. The device might also sport an aluminum unibody. The whole shebang will be priced lower than $400.

source: CyanogenMod via BGR

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7 Comments

1. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Why do i feel like it's still a joke for some reason?

2. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

ya a joke specially the below 400$ tag on htc... it's a joke...they're the over priced usually from HTC

3. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

What has HTC got to do with this? OnePlus is the company, not HTC...

4. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

All the locations are too far away for me. *shrug*

5. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

So I have to search an entire country to find an agent?

6. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Speaking of which, they also just list states. So its also going to be state-wide for the ones that are listed like that? Well all the excitement just deflated.

7. htowncule

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Looking at Texas, they're probably going to Austin or Dallas. Oh well. Hope y'all have fun guys.

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