EX Oppo staff set up OnePlus to launch next generation CyanogenMod smartphones

It has been revealed today that Ex Oppo Vice President Pete Lau has created a new phone brand named OnePlus which hopes to launch next generations smartphones running CyanogenMod OS.

Pete Lau, the man who brought CyanogenMod to Oppo devices, has revealed that he is creating a new phone brand to rival Google’s Nexus devices. The new company named OnePlus aims to bring high-end hardware to high-end design at reasonable pricing.

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OnePlus will replace physical stores with online shopping options to keep costs of the phone low, while allowing customers around the world to get their hands on this dream phone.

Details of the first OnePlus device are sketchy but it is believed to ship with CyanogenMod out of the box and according to Chinese news sites may go on sale as early as May 2014!

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  1. inkflow
    December 17, 2013

    For a 5/2014 launch I think Ubuntu is a better choice than CM.

    • Xiaolu
      December 17, 2013

      +1 Let Android in… at least until Ubuntu is full of apps, people will leave Android only if: 1) Ubuntu has a much better system, more fluid, stable, with a better battery management, with desktop capabilities… and 2) Ubuntu has the same or similar apps than Android → making it compatible or coding Ubuntu native versions.

      • inkflow
        December 17, 2013

        I agree that it should dual boot (Ubuntu phone OS is still a young and will need some time to mature). Yet the default OS on boot should be Ubuntu 😉 …

  2. iANDROID8.1
    December 17, 2013

    fucking traitor leaving Oppo to set he’s own company -_-

    • Jason
      December 17, 2013

      Why traitor ? its just business .

    • Airyl
      December 17, 2013

      Oppo’s Kedros Ng actually supports OnePlus on his Twitter page and on the OnePlus forums.

  3. Xiaolu
    December 17, 2013

    I’ll be waiting… but hope it dual boots Android + Ubuntu OS, with a full desktop mode so I can replace my computer by docking it to a display + keyboard + mouse.

    I’ll pay up to 4000 for that, assuming it’ll kick all asses around!

    Minimum specs: Cortex A50 Series @2,5 Ghz (64 bits) + 4-6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM + 128 GB Cloud + 4,5″~5″ frameless screen HD~FullHD made of sapphire composite, + eInk screen (at least a case), 13 mpx f1.8 camera really good in low light w/stabilization + 4000 mAh battery (at least 2 full days use in almost any case).

    • amanda
      December 17, 2013

      Wow ! and you would pay 4000$ for this?

      • Xiaolu
        December 17, 2013

        Hahaha! Forgot currency! CNY 4,000 that’s about USD 660. Maybe would pay USD 750-800 depending on the power of the machine…

  4. Harharhar
    December 17, 2013

    How many phones can you see in that picture? I can see:

    1 Galaxy Note 3
    2 iPhone 5
    1 Red HTC One
    1 iPhone 4/4S
    1 Silver Xiaomi Mi3

    I also see a whole bunch of other phones that I can’t seem to remember their names. Do you see any other phones?

    • Allanitomwesh
      December 17, 2013

      Xperia S