Last month we gave you the news that OnePlus, the new start-up from former Oppo VP Peter Lau, was partnering with CyanogenMod, and today Peter announced that its first phone, the OnePlus One will be available for ‘under $400’.
OnePlus was founded in December by Lau after he resigned from Oppo, creators of the Oppo N1-- the first phone to ship with CyanogenMod out of the box. Peter promised with OnePlus to create ‘a perfect phone at a killer price’, and today’s announcement on Google+ handily addresses the second half of that promise.
We feel the $400 price point it certainly the sweet spot, and one of the reasons why the Nexus 5 is one of our favorite devices and we’re glad that Peter agrees with us!
Yesterday, OnePlus reached another milestone, announcing that the OnePlus One had reached the stage of feature freeze:
“Many of you have recently expressed a desire to know more about the OnePlus One development cycle. We are glad to announce that the OnePlus One finally reached the stage of feature freeze. The first prototype A0001 arrived yesterday at the office and we are currently testing it. Although there are still a lot of improvements to be made until the final product, we’re still loving it!”
It also thanked its forum members for contributing to the development of its new phone, because they sought user feedback and input right from the get-go.
To go along with the feature freeze announcement, this *very* interesting tweet appears on noted phone leakers @evleaks timeline:
Whether or not OnePlus achieves its goal of making the perfect phone, we’re still very interested in seeing what Peter Lau has in store for us with the One. With the phone coming in the coming out in the first half of this year, we shouldn’t have to wait much longer to see if OnePlus can live up to its promises.