The OnePlus One, a.k.a. the first true CyanogenMod phone, is a hot topic right now and the company is taking the route of OPPO by telling us what we want to know. So far we know that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and have a 5.5″ inch display. The phone’s design is still a mystery, but today the company has unveiled another part of the phone, the camera.
CEO Pete Lau said in a post that his company is not aiming “to compete with DSLRs, but to offer a portable product that performs well in low-light situations without an ugly protruding camera.” After testing dozens of different cameras from different manufacturers, the company decided that Sony was right for them. They are confident that with the right software optimizations their camera could take beautiful pictures in any situation.
After deciding on Sony, OnePlus decided to go with the Exmor IMX214 as the primary camera in the OnePlus One. The camera has a 13MP CMOS camera with a f/2.0 aperture which allows for better low-light performance. To correct for problems that low-light performance usually brings, OnePlus has decided to add a 6th lense to enhance the quality of photos and to avoid distortion. The OnePlus One will also include Image Stabilization Plus (IS+) to help reduce shakiness and noise.
Video will be just as good as photos on this new phone as it will allows for 4K recording and slow motion recording at 120fps (720p). On the front this phone will have a 5MP shooter. The company has promised sample pictures from the phone soon.
The excitement surrounding the OnePlus One continues to build. Are you looking forward to it? At $400 or less this is looking like it will be one of the biggest phones coming this year.