The company set up by former Oppo executives, OnePlus, is set to release its first smartphone later this year. Over the past few weeks they’ve been trying to create hype for the device despite the fact that they haven’t shown us anything at all as yet. The company is slowly releasing details about the OnePlus One, and today it confirms that this smartphone will have a 5.5 inch 1080p display with “400+ PPI.” The display will be provided by JDI, a joint venture by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, writes OnePlus executive Pete Lau on the company’s official forum.
The display is said to include TOL or Touch On Lens modules which eliminate distance between display panel and the touch sensor. The company claims this makes the display “300% more shatterproof” than competing technology. Display is said to have CABC and DRAM technology, which are said to reduce energy consumption.
OnePlus says that its first smartphone has the best screen to front space ratios on the market. To prove its point, it has posted a picture of a Sony Xperia Z1 on top of the OnePlus One. It should be kept in mind that the former has a 5 inch display whereas the latter has a 5.5 inch one, despite that, its completely covered by the Xperia Z1. This would mean that users will be easily able to control the device with one hand while retaining all the benefits of content consumption on a 5.5 inch display. The OnePlus One is expected to be released in 10 countries in the second quarter of this year.