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We Now Sort of Know what the OnePlus One Looks Like

March 14, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

There’s been a lot of hype over the OnePlus One which should be announced and released this summer. For those that don’t know, OnePlus is made up of a few executives that left OPPO last year and they are working with CyanogenMod who is making the software. Their plan is to release one phone per year, and up until this point we’ve only seen them really making fun of their competitors. We haven’t seen anything about their actual phone, until today.

Thanks to the folks at BGR, we now have a picture of the OnePlus One which shows the device from various angles. This is a sketch, so we may call it a picture, we might not. The annotations on the picture above further reinforce the OnePlus’ desire to offer buyers a high-end smartphone when it comes to design lines and build quality. The handset will have an aluminum unibody, with some polycarbonate elements. Which explains why the 3100mAh battery will not be removable. Additionally the sketches also show us that the power button will be placed on the side, similar to how Sony does it with their phones.

While the main camera will have a dual flash, but a front-facing camera is not specifically highlighted on the front-side of the device. However, they do mention a “TP Lens” on the front, but we are unsure of what that means. What’s also missing from the sketches are places for the volume rocker, microUSB charging port, and SIM card slot. We also don’t know if the OnePlus One will have a microSD card slot, which would be on top of the 16GB and 64GB models.

What we do know is that the OnePlus One will have a 5.5-inch display in the same footprint as Sony’s Xperia Z1’s display. Which is pretty crazy. That means they’ve got some crazy thin bezels going on. Hopefully OnePlus will announce this device fairly soon, as I know a lot of people are excited about it.