OnePlus One release date and price unveiled
posted by Victor H. / Apr 23, 2014, 5:49 AM
The OnePlus One brags about being the “2014 flagship killer”, and while it’s been a while since we last heard about a phone-killer (remember the times when every other Android phone wanted to be the iPhone killer?), the OnePlus has one rock solid argument to be the one - its price.
In the United States, the OnePlus One's price is set at the extremely affordable $299 for the base 16GB model, while jumping to a 64GB version increases the cost only slightly, to $349. That makes it half the price of the just launched Samsung Galaxy S5! Moreover, while rival companies like Apple charge a fortune ($100 to be exact) for a 2x bump in internal storage, the OnePlus One has decided to charge $50 more for a 4x bump in internal storage with the 64GB model it offers. That's what we call really aggressive pricing.
For international buyers, the new phone offers surprisingly great deals as well: while you’d expect the OnePlus One to cost €299 in Europe (that’s how major phone makers usually convert us prices into euros), the phone actually reflects the clear difference in value between the US dollar and the euro, and its price for Europe is set accordingly - to just €269 for the 16 gig version (€299 for 64GB model). You can see the full price list for different markets right below.
In terms of release date, we now have the company officially committing to launching the OnePlus One en masse in Q2 2014 (it's scheduled to arrive in mid-May), so this most likely, means that the phone will arrive in late June. However, in just two days, on April 25th, the phone will go on sale in limited quantities for a lucky few. At such a price, though, even if you're not first in line, the wait should be well worth it.
The OnePlus One will arrive to the US and Canada, as well as to the UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3100 mAh
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Real Flagship Killer !!! now Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony will be scratching their heads :D
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 5:51 AM 10
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They don't need to, they got brand name and huge marketing budgets behind them, nexus is cheap too with top end hardware, but still doing far less in terms of sales.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 5:55 AM 8
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Indeed. Brand new smartphone will still be outselling the OnePlus. The general consumers have no idea what OnePlus even is at this point let along how great it is. Beside, Cyanogen isn't for everyone. A lot of people (average consumers) loves to have flashy UI or something easier to use. Me being a Nexus 4 user for a long time, it wouldn't be a problem for me. Give it a couple years, they will make a huge impact in the market.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 8:49 AM 1
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I'm still not really sure if it could really be called "Flagship Killer". Nexus killer, maybe. Samsung is a bit difficult to kill especially because of their great after sales service, which I assume is a weakness for OnePlus.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 6:24 AM 9
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there is really a lot to say but saying it's a flagship killer is totally wrong. True, the One Plus One does blow away every single smartphone out there in terms of price to performance ratio. But when you look at what HTC, Sony and Samsung are offering, they are all having their unique points. But to ask a non tech savvy person to upgrade from their current phone is just too much to ask because they would rather go with a known brand rather than just buy a low cost high speced phone from a company created by the VP of another company
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 7:01 AM 4
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Now this is called value for money... now learn something iboys... a lesson for you
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 10:17 AM 1
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There is value for money in the iPhone line. Also, the last time I checked, the iPhone sits on top or close to it year after year in real world performance marks. The value proposition is in iProducts resale and trade-in value. The phone supplies you an easy to use and fast smartphone ecosystem that pairs well with all of their other products and by the end of your contract term, it still gets you more money back than what you paid for in upgrade price. And while we are at it, what kind of product support can I expect from this device. They don't even scratch the chin of companies like Samsung, Apple, Sony, LG, HTC, or BlackBerry. I know its early in this companies life, but lets not talk about value until we gauge the entire purchase decision. Price to performance is not the only thing you have to take into account when purchasing a new device.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 11:54 AM 1
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Instead releasing this in US...where more people will shell out $500 to buy a iphone....they should release in india...it'll be a huge hit....
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 6:11 AM 2
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Shut up indian , most Americans buy phones on contract. Enjoy your crappy Indian branded phones
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 7:41 AM 2
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Lol crappy Indian phone, I'm sure you love living inside your Utopian american bubble where everything else qualifies as "crappy". Reality checks here all those named brands you talk about are designed right here in India and as a by produce we get the crème de la crème of the pick at rock bottom prices.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 5:54 AM 1
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Holy crap! I was expecting $399 for the 16gb and $350-400 for the 64gb. It looks like they're following the India/China business model of only charging slightly more than manufacture cost and making profits on volume, rather than charging 2-3x more manufacture cost to fund the marketing. A $50 for a 16 - 64gb bump isn't much more than the difference between a 16 and 64gb microSD card, so that's extremely reasonable. Unlike the $200 jump the Cupertino douchecanoes charge for their fruit. Now, where's the OnePlus 8-9" tablet?
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 6:16 AM 3
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