We haven’t seen the OnePlus One yet, but one things for certain; the company sure as hell knows how to market its products. The company already has managed to garner a good amount of following without revealing much about its first device, and through leaks and rumours, it continues to build on it.
Engadget got their hands on a set of screenies allegedly originating from a OnePlus One, earlier today. As you’d probably be aware, OnePlus is a joint venture between a hardware team lead by Pete Lau, and CyanogenMod Inc. supremo Steve Kondik. What this means is that the OnePlus One will feature the uber-popular CyanogenMod OS out of the box — dubbed ‘CyanogenMod 11S’, we believe exclusively for the OnePlus One.
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Based on Android v4.4.2 KitKat, this build of CyanogenMod for the One will feature a non-tradition lockscreen, among other expected changes. The Snapdragon 801 powered phone is all set to be released in exactly 23 days from now, on the 23rd of April with a price tag under $400. With the amount of anticipation that the OnePlus One has been enjoying, it sure is going to be an event witnessed by many eyes!
In related news, OnePlus announced winners for their ‘Phone in a Box’ contest earlier today, on their forums.[Source]
I wonder how a high-end phone that cheap can possible be profitable.
They might take the Xiaomi route by having a special CYANOGENMOD or ONEPLUS appstore for purchasing of content.
Yes thats the plan, Oneplus can become profitable by cutting out high costs by only selling the phone on there own OnePlus online store. The online store should be up & running soon 🙂
Oh I see thanks