OnePlus One Will Sport 5.5-Inch Display With ‘Touch On Lens’ Technology

There's a OnePlus One under this Sony Xperia Z1.

There’s a OnePlus One under this Sony Xperia Z1.

OnePlus has been steadily providing us with juicy details about its upcoming One smartphone for a few weeks now, and today the company has revealed the handset’s display. It’ll be a 5.5-inch 1080p panel from Japan Display Inc — a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi — with Touch On Lens technology.

I know what you’re thinking; what’s Touch On Lens technology? Well, OnePlus doesn’t go into too much detail, but it does say that it “eliminates the distance between the touch sensor and display panel, while also being 300% more shatterproof than the competing OGS technology.”

OnePlus has put this display into a chassis that would normally be used for a 5-inch device, so its bezels are going to be super slim. As proof, the company published the photo above of a Sony Xperia Z1 with a 5-inch display sat on top of a OnePlus One. You can’t see the latter at all.

“The OnePlus One has one of the best screen/front space ratios on the market,” the company says. “This, coupled with the slim body and tapered edges, makes the device easy to operate with one hand.”

With a 1080p resolution, the One’s display will feature more than 400 pixels-per-inch. QHD displays are “overkill,” OnePlus says, and unless you inspect them under a microscope, you won’t tell the difference. What’s more, they drain 35-60% more battery life and require more processing power.

OnePlus recently revealed that its new smartphone will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a massive 3,100mAh battery. It will run CyanogenMod, and it will be priced at less than $400 when it goes on sale this summer.