OnePlus One Unveiling Live Coverage

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  1. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    Dear friends,

    We wanted to let you know that we will be live-tweeting the OnePlus One conference in Beijing on the 23rd both, from our oneplus Twitter account and this thread (in English).

    We will start with a little warm-up on April 22, when we leave our offices.

    Set your clocks, the actual event starts on April 23 at:
    • PDT: 11:30PM (April 22)
    • EDT: 2:30AM
    • CEST: 8:30AM
    Are you ready?
     
  2. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    9.00 am - Our team is on the way to Beijing!
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    1.00 pm - This is the plane that brought us to the capital of China!
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    2.00 pm - Our friend and forum member @Sparkolo just landed in Beijing.
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    4.00 pm - After a long wait, we finally met Alberto. OnePlus One here we come!
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    7.00 pm - Here’s the stage where the OnePlus One will be unveiled tomorrow. Stay tuned!
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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014
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  3. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    12.00 pm - At the backstage, the team is getting ready for the launch.

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    2.00 pm - Good to be with the CM team!

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    2.20 pm - 10 minutes to go before the OnePlus One launch event starts.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014
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  4. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    2.31 - Welcome to the OnePlus One launch conference

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    - “Some people have been saying that hardware is dead. We are here to change things” - Pete

    - 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 - 3GB RAM - 2014 4G Flagship

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    - “Specs are always the most boring part of hardware - Let’s speak about design and experience.”

    - “There are many reasons to dislike one smartphone. But only one reason is needed to love one.”
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014
  5. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    ATTENTION TO DETAIL

    “Less, but better” - Dieter Rams

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    - “The OnePlus One has no front facing logo.”

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    - Here’s the result - Amazingly elegant.

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    - Streamlined Edges: “Matte and glossy, less distracting from the front, more captivating from the sides.”

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    - “We revised 0.07mm at a time, making changes unnoticeable to users.”

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    - "Never Settle: if it’s not good enough, revise." - Pete Lau

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    - "Beautiful contours."

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    - "To be honest, we have one regret: no metal borders, due to signal and weight issues."
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014
  6. David S.

    David S. Administrator Staff Member

    ERGONOMICS

    - “Ergonomics is about how it looks and feels in the hand. Materials, textures, perceived size and perceived weight.”

    - “The OnePlus One will be available in two colors and textures: Silk White and Sandstone Black.”

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    - “You’ll never guess what our back cover finish is made of: Cashew.”

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    - “The OnePlus One will have personalized textures, such as bamboo, denim or kevlar.”

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    - The OnePlus One dimensions

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    - “The edges are only 4.6mm and it feels very comfortable to hold.”

    - “In 1 month, we made 36 revisions.”

    - “Materials strongly impact on the weight of a device. See for the OnePlus One.”

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    - “The lightest 5.5” phone in the world: 162g.”

    INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

    - “This is how it looks”


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    - “Good design is thorough to the last detail.” - Dieter Rams

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    - “The inside is as beautiful as the outside.”

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    - “Phones either have protruding or concave speaker grills.”

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    - “Which means either ugliness or dust in the grill.”

    - “The OnePlus One front is completely flat.”

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    - “Some companies are dishonest with their design.”

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    - “The OnePlus One is the world’s first smartphone with bottom facing dual speakers.”
    - “It has been really hard to design bottom facing dual speakers, because of the internal structure of a smartphone.”

    - “Thanks to JBL for helping us fine-tune the speakers.”

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    PHOTOGRAPHY

    - “The OnePlus One Camera is fast, precise and stable.”

    - “The best 13 MPx IMX214 Sensor with 6 Lenses and f/2.0 Aperture.”

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    - “The OnePlus One camera takes amazing pictures even in low light conditions. Anytime, anywhere you will get bright and sharp photos.”

    - “The OnePlus One has a quick shutter speed of only 0.3s.”

    - Sample shots OnePlusOne:

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    CYANOGENMOD

    - “CyanogenMod: a fast, light and secure custom ROM for an exceptional phone.”

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    - “The OnePlus One unveils a newly designed minimal flat UI”

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    - “The OnePlus One lets you express your personality with custom themes and wallpapers."

    - “The OnePlus One will be available to the following regions: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA.”

    - “Our Customer Service team is ready to serve you in all launch countries.”

    - “Good products are meant to be shared, the OnePlus One will be available through invites.”

    - “Our store will be localized to your language and currency. We’ll ship from a warehouse near you.”

    - “Now let’s move to the part everyone is waiting for.”

    - “OnePlus One 16GB Silk White - $299 USD, unlocked and without contract.”

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    - “How much is fair to charge for 64GB of storage?”

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    - “OnePlus One 64GB Sandstone Black - $349 USD.”

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    - Here are the USD and EUR prices for the OnePlus One.

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    - OnePlus One SEK, DKK, HKD and NTD prices.

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    - 100x OnePlus Ones will be first available through our Phone Smash campaign starting on April 25th

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    - First invites for the 16GB version will be available in May.

    - OnePlus One - 2014 Flagship Killer

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014
  7. MF831

    MF831 Level: Jelly Bean

    Reserved :)
     
  8. pceccarelli1

    pceccarelli1 Level: KitKat

    Reserved
     
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  9. Chr1s

    Chr1s Level: Éclair

    Okay, I find myself keep refreshing Twitter to follow the launch. Phone looks good and emits premium/elegance aura. That said, it's quite tall with similar body size as Find 7. While it's not a surprise for me, I think many forum members will scream in agony once they find out the size considering some expect 5.5 inch screen in the body of Nexus 5...LoL

    PS. Can't beat the price, though. Amazing, $349 for 64GB device. I'd argue OPO has better value proposition than Nexus 5. Simply amazing price point with nearly no compromise (ie. Camera and battery life for Nexus 5).
     
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  10. Tim debacker

    Tim debacker Level: Gingerbread

  11. pceccarelli1

    pceccarelli1 Level: KitKat

    OnePlus Oners;

    Rocking Eastern Standard time, pulling an all nighter to watch this!

    Hype becomes reality on April 23rd!

    HERE WE GO!
     
  12. Chinda

    Chinda Highlander Moderator

    Reserved #3 my lucky number ;)
     
  13. Blazy

    Blazy Level: Gingerbread

    Reserved #6 XD ALL RIGHT! The day we have been waiting for!
     
  14. jbarkley27

    jbarkley27 Level: Cupcake

    Reserved
     
  15. Noel

    Noel Level: KitKat

    Reserved #15
     
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  16. Rick Manders

    Rick Manders Level: KitKat

    Reserved!
     
  17. Raphael Castle

    Raphael Castle Level: Jelly Bean

    ~Ninja Edit~
     
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  18. Huck33

    Huck33 Level: Honeycomb

    Early for Europe
     
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  19. Elisha Siegelman

    Elisha Siegelman Level: KitKat

    ;):eek:@David S. That's just mean! (And I'll definitely be watching!)

    RESERVED.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014
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  20. cobwiggy

    cobwiggy Level: Honeycomb

    Reserved ;)
     
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