The Nexus line of Google handsets are popular because they provide a stock (vanilla) Google Android experience but more importantly they provide a beautiful kit at an unbeatable price.
People want great handsets at affordable prices and the market is hot for these types of devices (as opposed to the $800 iPhone 5s or Samsung Galaxy S5). A new Chinese company called OnePlus has finally revealed the specs on their upcoming (Q2) flagship phone the OnePlus One (link).
The OnePlus One will offer :
- 5.5" LTPS IPS TOL 1080p screen (very good choice)
- 2.5GHZ quad core Snapdragon 801
- 3GB of RAM
- 3,100 mAH battery
- 5MP front camera (with wide 80degree capture zone)
- 13MP f2.0 back camera (SONY EXMOR IMX214)
- 3 microphones to enhance noise reduction
- Choice of onscreen or capacitive keys (changeable anytime)
- Multimode LTE (that should work in most countries)
All of this goodness will come in a beautiful sleek and minimalist package selling for $US299 for the white 16GB version and $US349 for the Sandstone Black 64GB one.
For the android enthusiasts, OnePlus has chosen to go with a special build of Cyanogenmod which means you get all of the features and functionalities you expect from CM (which will be Android 4.4.2 out of the box).
The only negative is that we don't know when it will be available yet. The company said it will be sold sometime in Q2 but you'll have to get an invite to buy one. Invites will be available through special contest, promotions or sign-up links.