Usually when you buy a new smartphone, you pay your mobile network an amount up front, with the rest of the price covered with monthly payments for another 24 months. While this system, which gives carriers a lot of leverage as they tie customers up with long term contracts, isn’t exactly the best for mobile users, the market isn’t exactly coming up with alternatives, save for Google’s Nexus 4 and 5, which is offered at a relatively low unlocked price you can pay in full up front. Recently, however, Google was joined in providing this service by an ambitious tech startup based in Shenzen, China – a company named OnePlus.
OnePlus is an ambitious tech startup based in Shenzen, ChinaThe OnePlus One Android Smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor. It offers up to 64GB of internal flash memory and 3GB of LP-DDR3 RAM. It also features a 13.0MP Sony digital camera with which takes great quality photos, as well as a 5.0MP front camera. In addition to these impressive technical specs, the OnePlus comes with all the features you would expect from a top tier smartphone, things like Bluetooth, NFT, GPS, an accelerometer, a light sensor, among others.
The OnePlus One smartphone can be purchased directly from the company’s online store for prices ranging from $299 (the 16GB model) to $349 (the 64GB model).