OnePlus One will feature a 3,100 mAh battery and some "mystery tech"

OnePlus One will feature a 3,100 mAh battery and some
We now know more about the OnePlus One, a new high-end smartphone that should be released later this year running a version of the Android-based CyanogenMod OS. 

We already told you that the handset features a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Today, OnePlus announced that the battery inside its first smartphone is a 3,100 mAh non-removable one.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau explains why they’ve opted for the non-removable variant: “A removable battery would have meant adding a protective layer to the motherboard as well as extra circuitry, resulting in a smaller battery (2500 mAh, 20% less battery juice!) or a significantly thicker phone.” We’re assuming that this means the new device will be pretty thin.

The 3,100 mAh battery inside the OnePlus One will be complemented by some “mystery tech” that the company currently doesn’t want to detail. In any case, this battery should “last long enough to get even the most active users through an entire day of use.”


There are still important details to be revealed about the OnePlus One, including its screen size and resolution, camera features, storage options and so on. The company previously stated that its One smartphone (no, not that One) would rival Apple’s iPhone when it comes to design. Well, we’re waiting to see what that means.

Although OnePlus is based in China, its CyanogenMod handset will be available internationally - most likely not via any carriers, so you’ll have to buy it unlocked. The OnePlus One is expected to go on sale in the second quarter of the year, costing no more than $400.

source: OnePlus

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17 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Pretty stoked about this phone, finally some real passion behind a device. Hopefully it more than rivals the iPhone's look, I don't want it to "match" the looks of a 4 year old design. Aside from that they better have something unique in it with their mystery tech, the smartphone market is getting pretty stale.

10. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Oppo seems to have the same passion for the Find series

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sadly they have little North American presence and in Europe it's all over priced.

2. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Lol. tl;dr Probably crap

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It took me less than a minute to read the article. Some of you users make me question humanity as a whole.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Rivals iPhone's looks? Design must be inspired from Nokia N9 (admit it. It's still a good looking device)

4. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

No on-screen buttons please and the rest i m waiting to see..I m also interested in the mystery teck..

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

with that battery give me at least 720p resolution and no carrier crap ( which does not)... and i will leave the Apple camp..

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Get a G2.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nah I dont like carrier bloatware and LG hardly upgrades... but other than that excellent choice

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You can always root. Other options are M8 and S5.

16. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

root and remove the bloatware. im on sprint and were about to get our 3rd update in 5 months. started with zv7, then went zv8, zva, and the 4.4.2 update is zvb which att and tmobile already recieved. not only that, but att and tmobile also have fully working flex and pro 2 ports. its a great time to have a g2.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It does feel like we're getting trolled. (Even if that's not the case)

12. techaman unregistered

This is the one thing people got so mad at gs5 because it was only 2600 when s4 was 2400

14. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

s4 was 2600 and s5 is 2800 -_-

17. techaman unregistered

Lol yeah I realized after I Posted haha bit still we all expected at least 3000 on the gs5

13. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

A couple of the members on the OnePlus team said that the screen to bezel ratio was better than the Nexus 5. If that is true, then this will probably be my next phone, especially if the price is less than $400.

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