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OnePlus One Confirmed to Sport a 13MP Exmor IMX214 Camera

March 17, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

OnePlus has been really pushing their upcoming flagship, the One. They’ve been saying things like “never settle”, etc., when it comes to their competitors like Samsung, HTC and LG. But they haven’t really told us much about their smartphone. We know it’s coming this summer, and we know they are only doing one flagship per year. Which is fine with us, but we want to know what the phone is all about. For those that don’t know, OnePlus is made up of  a bunch of former OPPO execs who left the company last year. They are also partnering with CyanogenMod who will be making the software for their devices. So more than likely, most of you are going to love the software on the OnePlus One.

We recently learned that the OnePlus One would house a 5.5-inch screen in the same body as the Xperia Z1. So we’re looking at pretty small bezels. Now we’re learning, thanks to OnePlus, that the OnePlus One is going to make use of the Exmore IMX214. The device will be sporting a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. OnePlus is also saying they are not looking to compete with DSLRs, but want to provide “a portable product that performs well in real-life conditions.” As for the setup of their camera, OnePlus talked about how it “would take beautiful pictures in any situation.”

What’s interesting here is that OnePlus has opted for a 6 lens setup, while most smartphones use a 5 lens setup. OnePlus stated that they added a 6th lens to “properly correct for low aperture.” We’re also looking at Image Stabilization Plus (IS+) which will help reduce noise and shakiness as well as the ability to shoot 4K video and also slow-motion video in 720p at 120 frames-per-second. However, they didn’t go into much detail on the front-facing camera, but we do know it’ll be a 5-megapixel shooter.