OnePlus One features a 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera

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The CyanogenMod-based OnePlus One is shaping up to be a really nice smartphone, especially considering its expected retail price, which should be lower than $400.

Today, OnePlus confirmed new features for the upcoming handset. So we now know that its rear camera is a 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 one. This was chosen because the smartphone’s aim “is not to compete with DSLRs, but to offer a portable product that performs well in real-life conditions (without an ugly protruding camera).” The 13MP Sony camera has a f/2.0 aperture (good for taking photos in low-light environments), and “unique 6 lens optics” to “avoid any low aperture distortion while also enhancing the image quality and colors.” There is also Image Stabilization Plus (IS+), but it’s not clear if this means Optical Image Stabilization, or just enhanced Digital Image Stabilization. As for video, the camera can shoot in 4K, or in 720p at 120fps. The front-facing camera of the OnePlus One will be a 5MP unit.

Cameras aside, the new OnePlus smartphone will come with a 5.5-inch display (1080 x 1920 pixels), quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, an always-on, always-listening feature (similar to what the Motorola Moto X is offering), an aluminum body, and a 3,100 mAh battery. There are still features that have not been announced, but these will be revealed in the near future.

source: OnePlus

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