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Camera specs for the most intriguing Android phone of the year unveiled

Published Mar 17th, 2014 12:31PM EDT
OnePlus One Full Specs
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OnePlus on Monday took the wraps off the camera features of the One smartphone, easily one of the most exciting Android handset of the year, revealing that the company will not engage in a megapixel war with rivals and won’t compete with DSLRs when it comes to the phone’s camera. That doesn’t mean that an HTC One-like Ultrapixel initiative is coming to the OnePlus One, just that the company won’t have a 20- or 16-megapixel main shooter like the cameras Sony and Samsung will offer.

The OnePlus One main camera will have a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 CMOS sensor with f/2.0 “so more light can be captured when shooting in the dark.” To correct potential image distortion around the edges for low-light pictures, the camera will have six lenses instead of five.

Furthermore, the camera will also offer an Image Stabilization Plus (IS+) technology to “reduce noise and shakiness thanks to a series of inputs received from other components of the phone such as the gyroscope.” OnePlus CEO Pete Lau further added that “over 120 algorithms optimize pictures and videos by making them cleaner and sharper.”

When it comes to video recording modes, the One will let you shoot 4K video and slow-motion video at 120fps in HD resolution, and the front-facing camera will have a 5-megapixel image sensor.

Before the camera was revealed, OnePlus shared other specs of the One including processor, storage, screen size, battery and always-on voice features. Beyond all that, BGR has obtained an exclusive sketch that offered some insight into the company’s design philosophy for the One.

A newly discovered AnTuTu benchmark result seems to list all the specs of the One, as it lists all the specs mentioned so far for the company, revealing the phone will pack 2GB of RAM, so far still a secret detail about it – according to the benchmark, the phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, 13-megapixel camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

For what it’s worth, the OnePlus One got a 35,222 score in AnTuTu. Interestingly, Cyanogen Inc.’s Steve Kondik shared a few days ago an image via Google+ which shows an AnTuTu test for the One with a score of 36,715 – the image was later confirmed by OnePlus which picked up Kondik’s post on its own Google+ page.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.