If you haven’t heard of the OnePlus One handset yet, you may want to take a closer look at the phone very soon. Typically sold through a limited invite process, the OnePlus One will be available without an invite during a limited window on Tuesday, according to BetaNews. Depending on the region of the world you live in, you’ll have two hours to order the unlocked “flagship killer” handset, which comes in two models costing $299 and $349.
Those in Hong Kong and Taiwan can purchase their One from 19:00–21:00 HKT on January 20. Europe is up next with a 19:00-21:00 GMT time slot. And here in North America, consumers can purchase a OnePlus One between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST tomorrow evening.
Why even consider getting in on the promotion? You’re getting a lot of phone for your money.
The OnePlus One runs on a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and has 3GB of memory. The 5.5-inch IPS display runs at 1920 x 1080 resolution and the phone’s main camera uses a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 4K video capture capabilities. Inside the 4G LTE handset is 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, an NFC radio and single SIM card slot. Storage is either 16GB or 64GB, which dictates the cost of either $299 or $349.
In short, the phone is easily comparable to any other [company]Google[/company] Android flagship phone that launched roughly six months ago but doesn’t have the typical price tag of $500, $600 or more. While the phone runs Android with all of Google’s apps and services, it uses a modified version of the operating system with the OnePlus team working with CyanogenMod for its software.