OnePlus shares One launch countries, reiterates low price

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With one week to go until launch, we’re seeing a rush of last-minute OnePlus One news. Just a little earlier today we shared with you those leaked pics of a purported One motherboard and that render of a prototype handset that may share its design with the final, commercial model. Now we follow that up with some news from OnePlus itself, as the company talks about just where you’ll be able to get your hands on its premiere smartphone.

The OnePlus One is confirmed for release in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the US.

OnePlus also shares pricing info on the handset, and that sub-$400 sticker price is still happening for shoppers in the US and Canada. Things are a little more expensive elsewhere, like 290 sterling in the UK (~$490) or 350 euros (~$480) on the Continent. Mind you, for all these figures OnePlus is saying “less than,” but with how specific it’s being, we’re guessing it means something like 349.90 euros.

The combination of very competitive hardware, custom software from a respected dev team, and pricing that comes in hundreds of dollars under its peers could well add up to making this first OnePlus phone a force to be reckoned with. Will smartphone users forgo the more established brands for this upstart? We can’t wait to find out.

Source: OnePlus (Google+)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!