Image: Mashable The customizable One smartphone from tech startup OnePlus has a pretty exclusive group of owners: Customers can usually only get their hands on one with an invite. It seems that OnePlus is getting into the giving mood that sometimes comes with Christmas by offering its $300 smartphone up for grabs without an invite. On its website, OnePlus says that all orders will arrive by Christmas.
The OnePlus One has gotten a considerable amount of fanfare for its highly customizable software. In Mashable’s review, Brian Heater said that the smartphone is the best one can buy for the price.
The phone also has interchangeable covers that are sometimes made of real material, like denim or bamboo, but it also comes in artificial variants, including black sandstone and silk. The OnePlus One has a 5.5-inch, HD display, as well as 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (64 GB for $349). The phone has 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, too. The backfacing 13-megapixel isn’t too shabby — and it can take 4K videos — while the front-facing cameras has 5 megapixels.
OnePlus is less than a year old, but its One smartphone has the potential to disrupt the industry thanks to its good performance and relatively low price.
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