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OnePlus One leaks out ahead of April 23 reveal - Oppo looks, Moto style

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We have to give it to OnePlus - it managed to keep its heavily hyped phone in almost complete secrecy until half a week before the announcement. A record-like achievement, considering how rampant leaks sprout in the smartphone business. Still, ahead of April 23, alleged press renders of the OnePlus One are now out for everyone to see. While the photos do look legitimate, there's always the possibility they were put together by crafty designers. So don't take our conclusions as the final word on this phone.

Disclaimers aside, this might very well be the OnePlus One. It's a beautiful smartphone with a design that says "Oppo Find 7 on the front, Moto X on the back." The first half of this well-intended joke of ours makes a lot of sense, as OnePlus is founded by former Oppo staff. It seems they decided to preserve and refine the Find 5/Find 7's elegant design when they walked out to make their own phones, which is a sensible thing to do when one has such a fine foundation on their hands.

Notably, the side bezels around the 5.5-inch display appear to be quite slim. But the OnePlus is a big boy of a smartphone - its footprint is said to be 6 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm). These dimensions are an almost exact match with the Oppo Find 7’s (6.01 x 2.95 x 0.36 inches/152.6 x 75 x 9.2mm), but the OnePlus is slightly thinner. They are also bigger than the Xperia Z1's (5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches/144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm), but thankfully, smaller than the LG G Pro 2's imposing phablet presence (6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches/157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm. As OnePlus claimed that the One gets perfectly covered up when put under a Xperia Z1, these dimensions might not spell the truth.

Moving on to the back, we learn that OnePlus is going to offer interchangeable panels in different textures and colors. The so-called StyleSwap panels will be available in textures such as denim, bamboo, kevlar, silk, and sandstone. The last three are said to be made from the actual materials.

Ready for more? We have some screenshots from the OnePlus One's CyanogenMod11S-based Android build. It's a very minimal, barebones UI with a few design touches. It looks nice and it probably looks well coupled with the smartphone's minimalistic, cleaned-up design. Still, if you don't like the stock Android vibe, you know that launchers and themes are just a few taps away.

The OnePlus One's official announcement is about to happen on April 23 (next Wednesday). But the smartphone won't be going on sale for a few weeks after, and in a somewhat polarizing move, its maker decided to throw in an invitation scheme that makes being able to buy the OnePlus One something of a privilege. Then again, being able to enjoy a more powerful and better-looking smartphone than the Nexus 5 for the same-ish price is something of a privilege.

Update: According to Francois from Cyanogen, the UI screenshots are legitimate, but show an older build of the OPO.

via Android Authority , Phandroid

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posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:22 6

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Damn that looks nice, I hope that is the actual phone or something equivalent looks wise. Size wise it looks a bit bigger than I had imagined but it might just be the pics.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:59 13

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

I guess some company should learn design, from this phone.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 12:18 18

16. Kuroki (Posts: 91; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

you mean some song

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 15:00 2

30. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Along with bamboo, denim, sandstone, kevlar and silk they also offer babyskin (Pic #2)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 20:35

62. KiwiRoundEye (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)

O for awesome username bro.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 17:27

65. KiwiRoundEye (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)

O for awesome username bro.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 04:38

53. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3579; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


posted on 19 Apr 2014, 15:05 4

33. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

This is not compact and smaller than the Xperia Z1 or Z2 as they previously mentioned.
They were laying from the beginning. Very unacceptable.
I had faith

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 15:28 1

35. tricky (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Or this a fake? Nothing is confirmed...plus in the renders the UI is totally different unless it is some custom Cyanogenmod Theme or UI for the Chinese market.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 16:34

37. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 356; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

Companies should learn from community concepts in general, sometimes (like this one) concept designs looks better than the actual things when released.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:22

2. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Thats f-ing awesome but I thought it was smaller than the Z1?

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:24 4

3. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

nice looking phone

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 15:05

32. Sauce (unregistered)


So friggen beautiful!

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 08:38

56. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

So everyone agrees that "rectangle phones look better than S5 , iP5 design than curve vs sharp edges"...?

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:29

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Not bad. Not bad at all!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:31

5. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

Looks slightly better than the Find 7 but not as unique as the Find 5 or N1. Looks good though, I like the backings.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:32 4

6. deewinc (Posts: 392; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

F****ing beautiful. . .

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:36 2

7. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Wow... I say the 1+1 has stood up to the hipe it had than any other mobile... +1 to 1+1... o_0

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:37 6

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Looks way too much like Oppo. Kinda disappointed.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 15:07

34. Sauce (unregistered)

A lot of phones look like this.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 19:24

40. aksa123 (Posts: 342; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

Nope. Definitely only oppo.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 08:39

57. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

no not the iP5 and all Samsung phones. They have curved rectangle and oppo7 and this have sharp angles.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:39

9. RocKO03 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Apr 2014)

ddadaddadada awesome!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:39 3

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Oh yeah. Thats beyond beautiful.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:49

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Best price-looks ratio on any smartphone.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 08:52

58. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

Really dam "sexy"

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:40 5

11. Anshulonweb (Posts: 437; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

but they said it will be smaller than xperia z1..... f**king liars.....they certainly got good publicity for it...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:52 3

13. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Wait wait wait... That's taller than the Note 3. Granted, it's not as wide, but still... The price is nice and all, but if I'm sacrificing one handed use there had better be some innovative features to make up for it.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:52 2

14. seanwhat (Posts: 302; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

still pretty huge, i'll hold out for the mini

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 12:19 2

17. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Massive size for a phone. That footprint takes it to the Phablet Territory. Even the Galaxy Note 3 Neo has smaller size than that.

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