OnePlus One will feature hands-free voice control, similar to the Moto X

March 12, 2014
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Over the course of the last week or so, OnePlus has been slowly unveiling new information regarding its upcoming handset’s specs. We now know that the OnePlus One will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU, will feature a 3100 mAh battery, and will have a 5.5-inch 1080p display — all at a price tag that will reportedly be under $400.

You’ll also be able to wake up and perform specific tasks even when your handset is locked

What about special software features? We already know that the OnePlus One will run CyanogenMod right out of the box, and that the CM team will also be adding some customized features specifically for the OnePlus One. Now OnePlus has revealed one of these special features will include a voice wake up feature similar to the Moto X and the latest Verizon Droids.

According to an official post on the OnePlus forums, the feature is based on Qualcomm’s existing technology but is optimized on the software end by the CM team. Not only will you be able to train your phone to recognize your voice, you’ll also be able to wake it up and perform specific tasks even when your handset is locked. Unlocking the phone simply requires you to use a special hotword. Right now OnePlus has a poll going on to decide which hot word will be used with OK, OnePlus! currently receiving the most votes, followed by wake up, OnePlus! and alakazam.

What do you think, if OnePlus can deliver a handset with its own CM-flavored alternative to touchless control and specs that are at least somewhat comparable to other 2014 flagships all for the promised sub-$400 price tag — would you be interested in picking up the OnePlus One?

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