Our friends at OnePlus have unleashed some additional details on the CyanogenMod phone — dubbed the OnePlus One — we’ve been hearing so much about over the past couple of months. For starters, they have confirmed that we will be seeing the smartphone within the first 6 months of 2014, as the company has slated for a second quarter launch. Good things come to those who wait, and we have a feeling that this smartphone will be a very good thing.
The company also released additional details about CyanogenMod, and how the phone will be built. On the point of the former, they say that CyanogenMod will be familiar, but it won’t be the exact same experience that ROM flashers on other devices are used to.
The OnePlus flagship device will see a departure from the familiar CyanogenMod. There will be new, specially customized features and new exciting elements to the CyanogenMod experience
We’re not sure how we feel about that just yet, but we suppose judgment can’t be passed until we see what they’re planning to do for ourselves. On the topic of hardware, OnePlus also told us that they’re not going to be skimping on this phone.
While they didn’t have any details to give us, we’re told to expect “only the best components” to be used on both the inside and out. They boldly claim that their phone is designed better than just about any smartphone on the market.
All that said, it’s tough to get excited when we haven’t seen so much as a press or concept render of the device. We do know which LTE bands will be supported — 1/3/4/7/17/38/39/40/41 — but OnePlus has pretty much left us in the dark about everything else. (By the way, those bands are fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile here in the United States.)
Regardless, we have faith that this new kid on the block won’t disappoint (especially considering the folks behind it were responsible for some of Oppo’s best phones).