First Purported OnePlus One Camera Shots Appear Online


OnePlus launched its ‘Photo-Mania’ contest just two weeks ago and distributed a ‘camera test unit’ to each of the three lucky competition winners. In terms of design, these units were not the final version of the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, but were instead customized in a way that only the camera could be used and the rest of the body was completely covered.

Earlier today, one of the winners, who possibly studies at the Renmin University of China, uploaded five photographs that were supposedly taken on a customized OnePlus One camera unit to a Chinese social networking website. The short paragraph of text that accompanied these images stated that Kang Yikun has been in possession of the unit for the past three days and that ‘these snaps are just some of the best photographs that she has taken throughout her time with it’.

As seen in the images above which are believed to have be taken on the OnePlus One, the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera appears to be very clear, although, it’s worth noting that the wording on the third image does look a little grainy, but we assume this is due to the photographs having been uploaded to a social networking site, thus meaning the size of the pictures have been compressed. Overall, the pictures seems to be very crisp, and we are particularly impressed with the performance of the built-in color reproduction system.

The OnePlus One is scheduled to be officially announced at a press conference in just under two weeks, on Wednesday, April 23. Fortunately, the handset has been the centre of attention for a while now, so we have lots of rumored information with regards to its internals.

The smartphone is set to sport a 5.5-inch 1080p capacitive touchscreen, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset powered by four 2.45GHz CPU’s, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a Sony Exynos sensor and a 3,100 mAh non-removable battery. Which is pretty amazing, if you ask me, for a handset that is believed to cost less than $400 when it goes on sale next month.

The One is intended  to be the first device on the market to run a completely unique version of CyanogenMod, dubbed ‘CyanogenMod 11S’. A couple of leaked screenshots were published by Engadget a while ago from a ‘reliable tipster’, showing an extremely clean, user-friendly lockscreen which was very notification-orientated. The screenshots illustrated data that users could potentially want on their lockscreen without having to unlock their smartphone, such as notification previews, a battery life indicator, and weather information.

We here at Cult of Android are certainly excited for the OnePlus One, but are you? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.