OnePlus on Tuesday advanced the release schedule of the '2014 Flagship Killer,' the OnePlus One, based on consumer demand.
The company in its Q2 Production Update announced that the scheduled plan is well on track, but keeping the specific demand in mind it has prioritized two aspects in its updated plan, which are 'time to market and availability of the high capacity model.'
The OnePlus forum notes, "After seeing how popular the 64GB version was compared to the 16GB, we have pushed back the production of the 16GB Silk White in favour of getting the 64GB Sandstone Black out quicker."
This means that a larger batch of 64GB OnePlus One Sandstone Black now will be available first, ahead of the 16GB Silk White variant, from late-May to early-June. Also according to the update plan, general availability of the smartphone will be increased and invites will be easily given later in June.
Earlier this month, OnePlus had announced the first update to its release plans for the One handset, saying it has given it increased general availability in June, following the roll-out to invited customers of the 16GB Silk White smartphones in mid-May, and a 'larger batch' of 64GB Sandstone Black in early-June.
The company OnePlus is a smartphone startup run by ex-Oppo executive, Pete Lau.
The smartphone was launched last month and is price at $299 (unlocked and without contract) for the 16GB model (roughly Rs. 18,300), while the 64GB variant will be available at $349 (roughly Rs. 21,350).
OnePlus One runs CyanogenMod 11S, with the 'S' signifying the customisation for the One smartphone. Notably, CyanogenMod 11S is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
It features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080x1920 pixel resolution and offers a pixel density of 401ppi. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The OnePlus One bears 3GB of RAM and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC clocked at 2.5GHz, coupled with the Adreno 330 GPU. The OnePlus One sports a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with six lenses and f/2.0 aperture that have a quick shutter speed of only 0.3-seconds, according to OnePlus. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. It features a 3100mAh non-removable battery.