The OnePlus One confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is still smaller than the Xperia Z1?

OnePlus, something of a spin-off from Oppo, has been trying to create as much buzz as it can in anticipation of the unveiling of its first smartphone -- the OnePlus One. So far, the success of said campaign has been almost wholly reliant on getting power users genuinely intrigued by the device (said to cost under $400), and the company has just revealed another rather important nugget of information to keep the momentum rolling: the OnePlus One will come packing a 5.5-inch, 1080x1920 pixel resolution display, courtesy of JDI. 

Now, that's quite big for your average consumer, and OnePlus founder, Pete Lau, acknowledges that. But instead of just folding to one group's demands while ignoring another's (phablet lovers, in this case), OnePlus has apparently managed to work a little miracle with the dimensions of their flagship, and it has something along the lines of 'proof' to show for it. What you're actually looking at the top is, indeed, the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z1 as many of you have probably guessed. But here's the twist: Lau claims that their 5.5-incher lies directly underneath Sony's now ex top shelfer. That's pretty impressive, though we do have to point out that the picture may not be telling us the entire story. For one, the OnePlus One could simply be an unusually tall device, though there still are limits to how tall it can be at that width once you factor in the fact that it needs to keep to a sane aspect ratio.

Anyway, it should also be noted that the display comes with a Touch On Lens module, which supposedly helps eliminate the distance between the touch sensor and the display itself. Lau also claims that this solution is three times as shatterproof as rival OGS tech. Moreover, thanks to DRAM and CABC technology, the screen purportedly "senses" when dynamic or static content is being displayed, which allows it to be flexible and efficient with energy demands.

In any case, the OnePlus One is shaping up to be an intriguing device. Earlier today, OnePlus staged a contest that sought to have its fans engage in a blind camera test against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the HTC One, and the LG G2. The aim is obviously to guess which of the snaps was taken with a prototype OnePlus One unit. This sort of undertaking signals that the start-up is feeling confident that its flagship can stack up against some pretty tough competition in an area that has proved impervious to first-time attacks.

The rest of the hardware specifics that have been confirmed so far include a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, along with a large, 3100mAh battery with some "mystery tech". The device is slated for a March 16 unveiling. Your move, OnePlus. We're waiting.

source: OnePlus

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What is JDI display? I'm curious.

6. AppleHateBoy unregistered

JDI Display is a company that makes displays for smartphones. Their displays have been used in Nexus 5, HTC One, Droid DNA/Butterfly, Butterfly S etc.

11. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

In te Nexus 5? Aren't those being manufactured be LG?

25. AppleHateBoy unregistered


7. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Japan Display Inc. A joint venture between Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba.

8. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

JDI - Japan Display Incorporation, a joint venture of Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony

17. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And I am through taking your messages. My name is Kokijima. Not Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba.

2. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

that's crazy man, exciting

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This could be the revolution in smart phones that we need, a phone designed and supported by enthusiasts should give us something better than corporations.

3. AppleHateBoy unregistered

That's pretty impressive, if not surprising. I wonder when we'll see a 5 incher with super thin bezels.

12. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Alcatel OneTouch Idol+ (1,9 mm side-bezels)

26. AppleHateBoy unregistered

It's Idol X not Idol+. There is also the Idol X+ but that has thicker bezels vs Idol X.

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

there is. and it looks ridiculous. it's the sharp aquos 320sh it's 5" vs 5.2" and look at the size difference. it's thicker, though.

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That phone looks ridiculously ugly in my opinion. I don't see what the appeal of Sony phones are quite frankly.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope they make another model with a 5" screen with bezels smaller than the Xperia ZL, that would IMO perfect

4. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Now i'm interested!

5. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'm intrigued! Very intrigued!!


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i assume the bezels are edged around the device instead of in a squared center portion instead the entire center of the phone is a screen leaving just a ring of bezel around the edges which is pretty interesting... i predict no front facing camera nor speakers front facing nor buttons...i wonder where the sensors would be located if it even has any for notifications. anyways can't wait to see it

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

They claim it will be "the perfect phone". How would it be "the perfect phone" without a front facing camera? (Unless it has a rotating camera)

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's not impressive because the Xperia Z1 was huge and way bigger than a 5 inch screened phone should be.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It is impressive, because it's still smaller than the Note 2 or Optimus G Pro by at least 6mm in height and 2mm in width with the same size display.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Note 2 is ancient and the G2 is much more impressive for its size. 5.2 inch screen that is way smaller than the Z1

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If this device is smaller than the Z1, it would be very similar in size to the G2 with a 0.3" larger screen. The G2 is 4mm shorter and 3mm narrower than the Z1, so the OnePlus One is obviously going to be somewhere between there. Being within 3mm in size of the G2 while having a 7.6mm larger display is impressive considering the G2's bezels.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

4mm shorter and 3mm narrower is a lot. Which means the Xperia Z1 should have had a 5.5 inch screen for its size. So beating that slightly isn't too impressive. That 5inch Sharp phone that is close to the 5s size is impressive though. It looks ugly but its impressive. Anything Xperia Z1 size is not impressive though. That's just a huge brick.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I never said it wasn't a lot, but the entire point of the article is to point out that this device is obviously smaller than the Z1, which means it has to be within 3mm in height and width of the G2, but with a 7.6mm larger display, which is impressive. It would have to have equal or even smaller bezels than the G2 to achieve that.

14. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Very interested now...

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Interesting reflection on the back of the Sony. Wonder if that is a clue itself.

20. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm very intrigued but hopefully durability wasn't sacrificed. Super-slim bezels are all fine and dandy until the thing snaps in half or causes accidental screen taps

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