Mar 11th, 2014

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Ready for another specification drip for the OnePlus One smartphone? Previous releases have told us about the device’s processor and battery — Snapdragon 800 and 3,100mAh, respectively — and now we’re getting our first details about the display on this thing.

Pete Lau has announced that the OnePlus One will have a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, and there’s some very interesting technology at work here.

For starters, Touch-on-Lens technology nearly makes the touch and display modules one cohesive unit, with the manufacturing process being responsible for eliminating the distance between the two components. This makes the display 300% more shatterproof than competing technologies, though we can’t speak to those claims for ourselves just yet.

The display also implements CABC (content-adaptive backlight control) and DRAM technology, which can detect when an image on the display is static or dynamic, and can adjust power draw accordingly. The display will, in turn, be able to use less power when there’s nothing going on than some 5-inch displays at similar levels of brightness.

And if all of that isn’t enough, OnePlus says they’ve been able to fit the 5.5-inch monster display into a chassis that’s smaller than some phones with 5-inch displays. They used the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z1 as an example, though there’s something to be said about that.

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For starters, Sony is notorious for using insanely large bezels, so we can’t be too sure about the impressive nature of their claim. Secondly, we have to wonder why Pete Lau and company decided to cut the phone off in the frame of the photo — perhaps it’s longer than said Sony phone, but not wider.

It wouldn’t be the first time a company uses illusion and trickery to make staunch marketing claims, that’s for sure. Of course, OnePlus isn’t giving us any reason not to doubt them, as they have yet to show the phone itself.

We’ll have to wait until the phone is fully outed before seeing if this feat is as amazing as they’d have us believe. In any case, you can bet we’ll be waiting on the edge of our seats for the next big of info that sprouts about the first phone designed for CyanogenMod.

[via OnePlus]

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