OnePlus One will pack a 5.5-inch 1080p display, no wider than Xperia Z1

by: Andrew GrushMarch 11, 2014

The OnePlus One draws ever closer to its targeted Q2 release timeframe, and while we’ve yet to see the actual device, the startup has done a wonderful job at teasing us. Recently we’ve started to get a better picture of the device’s specs, which include a Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 3100 mAh battery at a price tag of under $400. A recent post from @evleaks also reveals the handset will somehow feature a choice between capacitive and on-screen keys.

Earlier today, OnePlus revealed more details about the display as well. The handset will feature a massive JDI 5.5-inch display with a 1080×1920 resolution, armed with a TOL (Touch On Lens) module that is said to eliminate the distance between the touch sensor and display panel. It is also reportedly 300% more shatterproof than competing OGS technology and is very power efficient.

The OnePlus One's 5.5-inch display is no wider than a Sony phone with a 5-inch display

We know what you’re probably thinking: this is going to be a monster-sized phone in order to accommodate the display, but you’d be wrong. According to OnePlus’ founder Pete Lau, the Sony Xperia Z1 in the picture above is actually sitting on top of the OnePlus One. In other words, the OnePlus One is no wider than a Sony phone with a 5-inch display. As you might imagine, this means that the OnePlus One is going to be as close to bezel-less as possible.

Of course, it’s important to point out that you can’t see the bottom half of the Z1 and we have a feeling that the reason for this is that the OnePlus features a much taller design than your typical handset — think something along the lines of the iPhone 5 family of devices. Keep in mind that’s just speculation on our part, but we wouldn’t be too surprised.

One thing is for sure, OnePlus continues to grab our attention with just about every teaser we’ve seen so far. Now here’s to hoping that they can actually live up to the hype and deliver on all the promises. The handset is expected to be unveiled March 16th, so we don’t have too much longer of a wait. Anyone excited for this one, or do you feel that OnePlus has built up the handset to the point where we are all likely to walk away disappointed?

  • AndroidBoss

    Under $400? No way…

  • wezi427

    Show the damn phone already. What networks is this phone going to work with? I’m sure Verizon is out, but it would be nice to know.

  • Brendon Brown

    This phone is getting me worried. Starting to grab my attention more and more everyday.

  • jhbiuoug

    But a lot taller.

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      the question is now, How much taller in comparison with the Z Ultra?

  • DrCarpy

    I think anyone walking away disappointed is being unfair. This phone is miles ahead of the Nexus 5, so how bad could it be?

    • C Sab

      Miles ahead? Hardly. Only in screen size and battery.

      • DrCarpy

        The Camera will be better. The Battery, screen size, build quality (supposed to be Metal) includes SD card slot, you can load your own flavor of Android (CM, PA or other) that to me outpaces the Nexus 5.

        • thartist

          Bigger screen is not a better spec. It’s just bigger, and in fact i would not prefer it any more over 5 inches.

  • thadjudda1

    it’s probably not going to be you sexy like the Z2! but I hope it will, and I also hope it comes to the States

    • DrCarpy

      OnePlus will sell internationally for online clients, they’ve said this on their blog.

  • MasterMuffin

    The phone is going to be really tall!

    • Luka Mlinar

      It’s gonna be huge like every other 5.5″ phone :/

  • Luka Mlinar

    OPPO makes a phablet called the N1 and it has CM on it. Awesome! Then they announce the succesor to the Find 5 had a 5.5″ display. Basically another phablet. THEN a sister company of OPPO makes their own flagship phone that’s supposed to be something new and in the end it’s just another 5.5″ CM phablet. It’s like your in a restaurant and there’s only one thing on the menu.

  • Ben Edwards

    Lost me with the 5.5″ screen. Not interested in anything over 5″ (5.2 at a stretch).

  • Some guy

    “The handset is expected to be unveiled March 16th…”

    Expected by who? Do you have an inside source for this? The OP team has been very tight lipped about dates, other than to say they will reveal on March 16th which of four pictures on their forum was taken with the phone’s camera and that the phone will be available in Q2.

    • Some guy

      Also the 16th is a Sunday. Announcements are pretty much always made during the middle of the work week when people are much more likely to hear them. This new phone by a new company that desperately needs as much publicity as possible will NOT be revealed on the 16th.

  • jay555

    I just hope it’s sleeker and more curvy that the Z1. It’d be sweet if it looked similar to the G Flex from LG. Am I the only one that finds all of Sony’s phones to be really square and stodgy looking?

  • Bakr

    Actually it’s look pretty cool
    the optimus G pro’s 5.5 inch screen on the Z1

  • Tommy

    OnePlus hasn’t just rocked the boat with the One, it’s good enough to see some competitors fly from its wake and crash into the rocks. If the One retailed for £450 with a more recognisable brand name stamped onto its rear then it would be snapped up from the shelves. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.