Upcoming manufacturer OnePlus, who’re in their infant stages right now, just confirmed in a forum post that the company would be shipping their first ever smartphone, the OnePlus One with a 5.5-inch display.

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This display would be sourced from well-known manufacturer JDI, and will have a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which will account for a pixel density greater than 400ppi. Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus also said that the company initially thought of having a 5 inch display on the OnePlus One, but then changed their mind.

This display will come with some added tech which according to OnePlus would make it much more power efficient. Instead of the usual OGS, the OnePlus One will come with TOL (Touch On Lens) modules, which according to the company allows for far greater robustness, 300% to be precise.

Some people might ask, why no QHD display? Remember when people said 1080p was overkill and were wrong? Well, QHD is overkill. Unless you inspect the display under a microscope, you won’t find a difference between a QHD and a 1080p display. On the other hand, a QHD drains 35-60% more battery, requires the device to render more pixels making it slower, and also emits more heat. The technology is not there yet. Going with a 1080p 5.5″ was the only responsible choice towards our fans and users.

Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO

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Lau even posted a picture of a Sony Xperia Z1 that was kept atop a OnePlus One. This was done in order to exaggerate on the fact that the OnePlus One’s 5.5-inch screen is packed in a body of a 5-inch phone.

The company earlier announced that the phone would come with a 3100mAh alongside a Snapdragon 800 CPU to make up for the heart of the device. That is all we know at the moment, but OnePlus will reveal the remaining bits one at a time throughout this month.

Key Specs

Model OnePlus One
Display 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core
RAM To be announced
Internal Storage 16GB/64GB
OS CyanogenMod OS
Cameras To be announced
Battery 3100mAh
Price Under $400

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