Apr, 29 2014

Jonathan Martinez was on hand for Phandroid in San Francisco today for CyanogenMod’s shindig, where they gave us a closer look at the all new OnePlus One running CyanogenMod 11s. The device is everything we thought it’d be at first glance. Fast. Powerful. Beautiful. Sleek. Slick. Big. REAL big. That 5.5-inch 1080p HD display is the window to the custom version of CyanogenMod, which is currently based on Android 4.4 KitKat.

Here are the rest of the specs you care about:

  • 5.5-inch JDI display with 1080p HD resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz chipset
  • 3GB of LP-DDR3 RAM clocked at 1866MHz
  • Between 16GB and 64GB of internal storage
  • 13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX 214 f/2.0 aperture sensor with 4K video recording and dual LED flash, 5 megapixel front sensor
  • 3,100mAh lithium polymer battery
  • dual-band WiFi AC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS w/ GLONASS, NFC
  • microUSB 2.0, multi-colored LED notification light and a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11S
  • 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, 162 g

Got that? The quick story is that this is one powerful device — perhaps the most powerful you’ll be able to find right now — and it costs as little as $300. Unreal we say, but reality says otherwise apparently.

There are some neat things going on here in the software. The most noteworthy is the ability to switch between capacitive navigation buttons and on-screen navigation buttons on the fly. Different strokes for different folks, we suppose.

Also featured in CyanogenMod 11s is a custom lock-screen option that gives you a look at the time, date, weather and possibly other bits of pertinent information before diving into everything else your phone has to offer. CyanogenMod tells us the lock-screen will have open APIs for apps to hook into, which makes it sound like it’ll be quite easy for developers to integrate music controls, enhanced notifications and more.

And aside from the special squared-off iconography featured, everything looks like AOSP-styled goodness (of course, it’s nowhere near AOSP once you get beneath the hood of it all). All the video and photos you need can be had above, so be sure to scarf it all down if you’re wondering how this thing looks in the flesh ahead of its eventual launch.

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