First alleged picture of the OnePlus One shows the rear of the affordable superphone

First alleged picture of the OnePlus One shows the rear of the affordable superphone
We've been hot on the heels of the upcoming OnePlus One for a while now, and yet, despite the interest the China-based company has stirred both in the East and West, the actual looks of the affordable flagship remain elusive. This may have just changed, however, though what we have here is shaky at best, and the picture you're looking at is reportedly based on an early prototype (the "Never Settle" motto included). Even if that is indeed the case, there's no telling whether this is the final look.

So what do we have here? Well, apart from the very aggressive embedded motto, we can also barely make out a metallic encasing for the 13-megapixel Sony sensor and the dual LED flash module immediately below. Beyond that, it's hard to tell whether we're looking at plastic, though alleged design sketches from a while ago do mention an aluminum unibody. In any case, it won't be long now until we see the real deal -- the OnePlus One's unveiling event is set to take place in Beijing on April 23.

But that's not all, as we've also have a duo of shots of the motherboard that will be powering the One. The reason we know that this is, indeed, the One's motherboard, is simple: OnePlus has seen it fit to embed its logo on the very logic board.


source: Weibo (Chinese) via GizChina

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19 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

For all that hype they are giving it, it doesn't look incredible at all from the back. Hopefully it won't be a disappointment that all these hype are building into.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well the shape is that of the nexus 5 so that's a plus. Other than that the materials are the only thing left aesthetics wise and I don't personally care about that. Just want to see the OS performance for this thing and not much else.

5. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

It's Z2 spec but costs $399. No wonder it's a hype!

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Right . The most overrated smartphone.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

even if it is not that great looking i would still put my money on it just to help build the company to have a tech group that mod phones and see what we all want in a phone and do it.

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yeah, looks exactly like an Oppo Find 5 (as OnePlus' CEO came from Oppo)

16. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Oppo+One

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Looks like an Xperia S/SL...

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks nothing like the Xperia S lol. That was a gorgeous phone though. I owned it for a bit.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

But that red sticker sayin never settle spoils all the glamor

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Let's hope that is removable.

6. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Oppo Find 5 is that you ?

7. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I'm liking it's shape. Anyone care to extrapolate the dimensions from th3 size of the pins?

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Considering that's just a poster of the phone, no (unless it's perfectly to scale...)

8. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

i hope they dont come up with those typical chinese huge gigantic bezels

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

According to OnePlus the phone has a 5.5" screen yet a footprint the same size or less than the Xperia Z1. The bezels should be almost non-existant.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Imo, its been over hyped. Still has my interest, but somewhat cautious on expecting it to be all its thought to be.

17. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

They can hype it all they want, BUT, if the specs that have been leaked or mentioned to be true by OnePlus, and after a few days of people getting it and seeing if it holds out, I'm getting one. Not because it is the "cadilac" device, but because it's screen & specs are higher than my current device, galaxy note1 (international unlocked). I'm not looking to be a follower of "trends". People laughed when I got the Dell Streak, pretty much the 1st phablet, even though it had its faults, was tied to at&t which didn't really support it, and Dell didn't really support it, there was a community on XDA that did. When the g-note came out, I jumped on it right away, even though the apple & samsung small screen people were laughing. I don't follow trends, I buy devices that fit my tastes, and the 5-6" screen fits my needs perfectly. If the OnePlus One holds out to be as good as a device, that the 5-6" screen "big boys" have, why pay in some cases (off contract) almost DOUBLE the price, for the same thing? You know XDA and others, along with CM will mod, upgrade and support the thing, so why not get one?

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I was on board with getting one but that doesn't look great at all.

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