Until now, Google Nexus 5 was the only decent Android smartphone you could have bought for less than 300 pounds. But today, a new phone has come to compete against Google's popular Nexus 5 - the OnePlus One, an incredibly powerful device that was unveiled earlier today by Chinese start-up company OnePlus.
OnePlus One, unlike the Nexus 5 and many smartphones available on the market, offers top-tier hardware at a very reasonable cost. Priced at £229 for the 16GB model or £269 for the 64GB flavour, the OnePlus will arrive in late May to fight for your money and heart. Inside its sleek and elegant body, the device holds plenty of potential. It is equipped with a large 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 3GB of RAM, 3100mAh battery, NFC, GPS, and an USB 2.0 port. There's also a 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera and a 13-megapixel shooter on the back.
The smartphone is running a modified version of Kit Kat-based CyanogenMod OS, which is one of the world's best and most popular custom ROMs for Android. Out of the box, the One will offer a variety of software options and feature that will allow you to customize the system however you like, from home screen icons to boot animation. Moreover, to add more personality to the handset and make it more unique, you will be able to swap the back cover (available in either deep black or silk white) for a stylish replacement made of genuine wood, leather, denim, and even Kevlar.
Are you excited about the OnePlus One? Head over to the smartphone's website to learn how to get one.
Edit: We realized we've published some unconfirmed information by accident. The post has been updated with the official specifications. Sorry about that!