OnePlus 'One' CyanogenMod phone will launch globally in the coming months

23rd Jan 2014 | 21:45

OnePlus 'One' CyanogenMod phone will launch globally in the coming months

Said to feature '2014 flagship specs'

Android lovers can already get their hands on one pre-rooted Android phone, but soon they'll have One other.

OnePlus, Cyanogen's startup manufacturer partner since late last year, took to its Google+ and Facebook pages to reveal it plans to release its first phone globally during the second quarter of 2014.

The device OnePlus teased on is called the One - a name sure to cause HTC some grief. The company described the phone as "built using only the best components and 2014 flagship specs, both inside and outside."

One bandwidth

That's not a lot of specifics to work with, but the smartphone upstart noted the One handset would come with 9-band LTE support.

This includes LTE Bands, namely 1/3/4/7/17/38/39/40/41 to help mobile users keep calling and calling around the world.

If the phone comes to the US it will likely come to T-Mobile, which runs on LTE band 4. AT&T users surf on bands 4 and 17.

Root the day

Of course other than wireless LTE spectrum options, the phone's most notable feature is CyanogenMod. Thus far rooted operating system only appears on the Oppo N1, which did receive a Godfather-style blessing from Google itself.

Oppo N1's CyanogenMod 10.2 allows user to fine-tune a rooted version of Android 4.2, making the OS lighter, more secure and completely customizable. Thanks to Google's approval, the phone can also access the Google Play Store to download apps instead of manually loading them on.

OnePlus claimed that its version of CyanogenMod won't be the same rooters are used to seeing. Instead it will feature "new, specially customized features and new exciting elements to the CyanogenMod experience."

Again, OnePlus wasn't ready to release specifics on the One just yet. But the early teases are tantalizing, we'll have to wait and see if the device-making youngster can deliver in the coming months.

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