OnePlus One, 'the perfect smartphone,' to be launched April 23rd

The mysterious OnePlus company, which announced in December that it would be creating "the perfect smartphone", has now revealed that its first device, the OnePlus One, now has an official launch date of April 23rd.

The announcement was made on the company's forums earlier this morning, but OnePlus still is revealing little in the way of specifics on how their smartphone will achieve perfection. The launch date message said simply:

Forget gimmicks and bloat. It's time to return to the product itself. Its design, its build quality. The feeling you get when using it. It's time to return to user value, and make all the necessary choices to ensure that in the end, it's the user that benefits.

Previous hints from the company have stated the OnePlus One will be priced at below $400 off-contract. It is also supposed to use a version of the Android-based CyanogenMod for its operating system, along with support for 9-band LTE. The company's forums have been a way for the company to reveal some of the phone's hardware specs over the past few weeks. It will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor inside, along with a 5.5 inch display with 1080p resolution, a 13-megapixel rear camera, back covers that can be swapped out and a 3100 mAh non-removable battery.

OnePlus is also holding a contest where the winner will be flown to the company's headquarters in Hong Kong to be one of the first people to check out the OnePlus One. The deadline to enter is March 28th.

Source: OnePlus via Engadget | Image via OnePlus

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