Mar 11 AT 2:22 PM Alex Wagner 10 Comments

OnePlus One display officially detailed by CEO


OnePlus today continued the steady trickle of spec updates for its OnePlus One smartphone by announcing details about the device’s display.

In the official OnePlus forums, CEO Pete Lau today revealed that the OnePlus One will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Manufactured by Japan Display Inc., the screen will feature Touch On Lens modules to eliminate space between the touch sensor and display panel and increase its shatter resistance. Lau also says that the One will include power-saving technologies that can detect when a static image is being displayed and respond by reducing its power consumption.

Lau also explained how OnePlus came to the decision to use a 5.5-inch display on its device. Originally the company planned to go with a 5-inch screen, but after seeing increased consumer demand for phones with bigger screens, OnePlus opted to go with a 5.5-inch display. Lau went on to say that OnePlus managed to squeeze that 5.5-inch screen into a body that’s the same size as a phone with a 5-inch screen. He then pointed to the image below, teasing that the OnePlus One is hiding under that Sony Xperia Z1, which features a 5-inch screen and measures¬†5.68 x 2.90 x 0.33 inches in size.


So far we know that the OnePlus One will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB and 64GB storage options, LTE, CyanogenMod and a 3100mAh battery. We’re still missing details on the One’s cameras, but the device is shaping up to be a respectable piece of Android kit. Some folks may feel that a 5.5-inch screen is a tad large, but the fact that the One is similar in size to an Xperia Z1 suggests that it may not be too difficult to wield, even if the Z1 is known for having some pretty sizable bezels.

What do you think of OnePlus’s decision to use a 5.5-inch display in the One? If you were designing the device, what screen size would you have used?

Via: PhoneDog

Source: OnePlus forums

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  • pekosROB

    If the camera is decent to great this phone is shaping up to be pretty awesome. Snap 800, 1080p, 3100 mah battery and 64 GB storage option, PLUS Cyanogen Mo pre-installed, right?

    • steve99

      Ya pre installed. They are also going to give easy root options, and allow 3rd party roms, without losing warranty. This phone sure is sounding amazing and for under 400 also. Wow, I am pumped for this more than the m8

      • pekosROB

        Oh yeah, I forgot about the easy root and 3rd party ROMs. Is it just me or is this how the Nexus should be? Well, either way, glad someone out there is doing it like this!

  • steve99

    I love the fact that it is going to have a 5.5 inch screen because that is what I am using now with my Note 2 and I didn’t want to down size. I get more and more impressed the more I hear and for under 400, how could you go wrong. Release this phone damit, boy am I excited

  • jamal adam

    That’s quite the feat and if they can deliver on a great camera experience and everything else then this will be something to look forward to when it’s officially announced. Cyanogen Mod on a flagship worthy device sounds like an awesome combo.

  • Tommy

    I think it’s great that they fit a 5.5″ screen on a phone the same size as another phone with a smaller screen. And cm will flies on high spec phones, so it seems pretty great all the way around.

  • Charlie

    5.5 is perfect. So far so good!

  • donger

    Good size.

  • Ingar Clausen

    Wonderful News for an oldie on his 69th anniversary. Hoping to get one from the Family when the Samsung says good night next year, or so.

  • Ingar Clausen

    Wonderful News on my 69th anniversary. Hopi to get one from Family when my Samsung says good night in a year or so.