updated 12:22 am EDT, Sun April 20, 2014
Clean front of OnePlus One shown days before launch
The OnePlus One has allegedly surfaced in leaked marketing shots posted on a forum, days before its expected launch. The images, which are renders rather than photographs, appear to show not only what could be the final form of the smartphone, but also a collection of the StyleSwap back covers the company will also be producing.
The images spotted by Android Authority on the OnePlusBBS forum show a seemingly minimalist smartphone design that takes some cues from the Oppo Find 5, with the large glass front panel having little to blemish the appearance. The back covers are shown to include wooden and fabric variations, though it is unclear if the materials shown are genuine or are printed plastic.
Other images from the official OnePlus forum show the phone's CyanogenMod 11S Android build. While it still appears to be relatively stock Android at first glance, the joint effort between OnePlus and the Cyanogen team will still allow users to customize the appearance of the user interface, including the fonts, icons, boot animations, and overlay styles.
The OnePlus One is expected to launch on April 23rd and priced at under $400. It is said to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor rear sensor, LTE connectivity, 16GB and 64GB storage options, and a 3,100mAh battery.