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

We have to give it to OnePlus - it managed to keep its heavily hyped phone inalmost complete secrecy until halfa week before the announcement. A record-like achievement, consideringhow rampant leaks sproutin the smartphone business. Still, ahead of April 23, alleged press renders of the OnePlus One arenow out for everyone to see. While the photos do look legitimate, there's always the possibility they were puttogether by crafty designers. So don't take our conclusions as the final wordon this phone.

Disclaimersaside, this might very well be the OnePlus One. It's a beautifulsmartphone with adesign that says"Oppo Find 7 onthe 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 theirown phones, which is a sensible thing to do when one has such a finefoundation on their hands.

Notably, theside bezels around the 5.5-inch display appear to be quite slim. But the OnePlus is a big boyof 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 analmost 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 theOnePlus 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 thanthe LG G Pro 2's imposing phablet presence (6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches/157.9 x81.9 x 8.3mm. As OnePlusclaimed that the One gets perfectly covered up when put under a Xperia Z1, thesedimensions might not spell the truth.

Moving on to the back, we learn that OnePlus is going tooffer interchangeable panels in different textures and colors. The so-calledStyleSwap panels willbe 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 OnePlusOne's CyanogenMod11S-based Android build. It's a very minimal, barebones UIwith a few design touches. It looks nice and it probably looks well coupledwith the smartphone's minimalistic, cleaned-up design. Still, if you don't likethe stock Android vibe, you know that launchers and themes are just a few tapsaway.

The OnePlus One's official announcement is about to happenon April 23 (next Wednesday). But the smartphone won't be going on sale for afew weeks after, and in a somewhat polarizing move, its maker decided to throwin an invitation scheme that makes being able to buy the OnePlus One somethingof a privilege. Then again, being able to enjoy a more powerful andbetter-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



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

16. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

you mean some song

30. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

62. KiwiRoundEye

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

O for awesome username bro.

65. KiwiRoundEye

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

O for awesome username bro.

53. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered


33. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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

35. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

37. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

3. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

nice looking phone

32. Sauce unregistered

!Yes! So friggen beautiful!

56. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

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

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Not bad. Not bad at all!

5. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

6. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

F****ing beautiful. . .

7. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 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

8. SleepingOz unregistered

Looks way too much like Oppo. Kinda disappointed.

34. Sauce unregistered

A lot of phones look like this.

40. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nope. Definitely only oppo.

57. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

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

9. RocKO03

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

ddadaddadada awesome!

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Best price-looks ratio on any smartphone.

58. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Really dam "sexy"

11. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

13. jellmoo

Posts: 2628; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

14. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

17. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 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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