OnePlus to hold second pre-order for OnePlus One on November 17

OnePlus One went up for pre-order on October 27th, however a number of users experienced problems at the time of ordering the much awaited device. The Chinese company’s site experienced a massive hit in traffic, causing it to be nearly impossible for customers to process an order.

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OnePlus partners with JBL for an event in China on October 13

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OnePlus and JBL have partnered for an event in Beijing, China on October 13th. The invite on their weibo page translates to It is time to pull the boom out! OnePlus introduced Silver Bullet Earphones last month, so this could be a speaker with some new audio technology. Continue reading “OnePlus partners with JBL for an event in China on October 13”

OnePlus rolls out OTA update, fixes touchscreen issue and more

OnePlus has announced that it has released a major OTA update for its OnePlus One smartphone. Dubbed as CM 11S 38R, the update fixes the touch screen issues and brings few enhancements.

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OnePlus to introduce pre-order system late October

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In a recent AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, OnePlus said that it would introduce pre-order system in October. Even though OnePlus has ramped up the production, getting an invite to order the phone is one of the main concerns. Now the company’s Director Carl Pei has confirmed on the official OnePlus blog that it would introduce pre-orders system late October. Continue reading “OnePlus to introduce pre-order system late October”

Here’s what happened at FoneArena powered OnePlus Fan meet up in Bangalore


FoneArena and OnePlus teamed up to do something, which fans love the most – a meetup! The fun event was scheduled on September 4 in Bangalore and more than 30 OnePlus and FoneArena enthusiasts turned up even though it was a weekday.

We had Carl Pei, Ruston McLean and Andy Zhang from the OnePlus Global team along with FoneArena crew.

The fan meet up got rolling at 5PM with Varun Krishnan and Carl Pei’s introductory note. Ruston, who leads the business development at OnePlus also thanked all the fans for taking some time out on a busy weekday.

As promised, the OnePlus and the FoneArena team were ready with some goodies to giveaway. There was two OnePlus One units up for grab as well and the team decided to run a raffle to pick the lucky fans.

There was a lot of buzz with lot of tech talk and the environment was electrifying. All the fans had a chance to interact with the OnePlus and the FoneArena team. Taking selfies with Carl and Varun Krishnan was a common sight. We had some delicious food on offer as well.

After a lot of interaction and fun activities, the moment of luck finally arrived – 2 OnePlus One 64GB Standstone Black units were at one’s disposal.

There were two lucky winners – Vinu Thomas and Mohameed Vaseem left the venue with smiling faces. We wrapped up by thanking all our fans for being there and we made sure that everybody had something to win.

We thank all our readers for supporting us and we thank OnePlus team for giving us an opportunity to organize the meet up!

You can have a look at some of the photos from the meet up below (PS: The guys in the Never Settle T-shirts are from FoneArena team and the guys with the FoneArena T-shits are from OnePlus team) –

Varun and Carl addressing the gathering!

Ruston from OnePlus thanking the fans for turning up!

Andy from OnePlus team interacting with fans!

Carl from OnePlus interacting with fans!

There was some delicious food on offer as well!

Sunil from FoneArena team interacting with FA fans!

The big moment – Raffle!

The lucky winners!

The FoneArena and the OnePlus team!

OnePlus One ready for India launch before December 2014

OnePlus One, one of the most anticipated Chinese smartphone might hit Indian markets before December this year. The 5.5 inch Full HD display phone that was announced in April this year wants to sell its 64GB variant under Rs. 25,000 in India.

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Exclusive: an interview with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global


We had a chance to sit down with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global and talk to him about the company’s vision ahead of their launch in India. Continue reading “Exclusive: an interview with Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global”

Announcing the first OnePlus India Fan Meetup powered by FoneArena


We are sure most of you guys know that the OnePlus One is coming soon to India.But guess what? the OnePlus Team is already in India! We decided to team up with them and host the first ever OnePlus Fan Meetup in India, and in Bangalore to be more precise, later this week. We know a lot of you folks already use a OnePlus One in India and many are eager to get hold of one. So, this might be your golden chance.

Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global challenged me to do the #IceBucketChallenge video last week and along with it, we decided to do something that’s really cool and here we have the Fan Meetup!

A few members of the OnePlus Team will be present at the event along with some of the members from the FoneArena team. You can interact with all of us and also get a chance to play with the device if you still haven’t seen it yet. Also, this event gives you an opportunity to get all your queries answered.

To make our meetup even more interesting and fun, the OnePlus team will be giving away some of the coolest and elusive OnePlus branded merchandise like T-shits and bags.We might also  give away a OnePlus One unit to one of the lucky fans at the venue. Doesn’t that excite you? We can’t just wait to meet all of you! If you are interested to be a part of our meet up, then go ahead and register yourself for our grand event in the link below and we will get back to you.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP – for the OnePlus India Fan Meetup in Bangalore on on September 4th, Thursday between 4PM to 7PM.

Note: Space is limited and we can’t promise to accommodate every one, but we will make sure that the folks who RSVP first get a a chance to be our meetup.

OnePlus seeks an executive who could lead its operations in India


OnePlus recently made its intentions clear about entering the crowded Indian market and now, it looks the company is gearing up for its debut in the sub-continent. OnePlus has taken to its forum to find an executive who could lead its operations in India. Continue reading “OnePlus seeks an executive who could lead its operations in India”

OnePlus One gets official stock Android 4.4.4 ROM

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OnePlus One that runs on CyanogenMod 11S is already based on AOSP version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). Today OncePlus has released its own version of stock Android version 4.4.4 based on AOSP for those who prefer pure Android without any CyanogenMod customizations and features such as CM Account. It is still a work in progress so there are some issues that needs to be fixed, says OnePlus. So try it at your own risk since there might be a lot of bugs and errors. Continue reading “OnePlus One gets official stock Android 4.4.4 ROM”

OnePlus hand out 5,000 invites for the OnePlus One

China’s Xiaomi might be in the forefront these days, but compatriot OnePlus is making sure there’s still some thunder left for them. After Xiaomi launched their Mi4 smartphone two days back, OnePlus hit back in their own style.

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OnePlus One StyleSwap covers leaked alongside phone photos and box contents

OnePlus One continues to maintain the hype that it managed to create during MWC 2014 and the phone is all set to be unveiled completely on April 23, 2014. With less than a week to go, leaks are common and this time we have a leaked photo showcasing the Swappable back covers.


OnePlus has taken a different approach in introducing the phone to the world as it has announced a feature every week and the swappable back covers was one of its features, but they hadn’t showcased the back of the device then. But now, the back covers have leaked in full glory in what is rumored to be the press render.


The Image was a older one, but now they have upgraded the processor to Snapdragon 801.

There have been leaks about how the device will look and you can see that it see that in the leaked box content images right below.







The official specifications of the device so far are

  • 5.5″ JDI 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC – Quad-core at 2.5GHz)
  • 3100+mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Sony Exmor IMX214 6-Lens 13MP camera
  • 5MP Front-Facing camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB & 64GB Variants
  • Stereo Speakers
  • StyleSwap Covers – Multiple materials/textures
  • Single-SIM card
  • Global LTE
  • GSM Only
  • Something better than pre-orders
  • No front branding
  • 2 year CyanogenMod support

OnePlus have also posted a few camera samples from the OnePlus One on their forums and the photos look quite good.

In their forums, they have also posted a few screenshots of how the CyanogenMod will look on the OnePlus. You can check out the screenshots right below.

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OnePlus One to come with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM

OnePlus One is an upcoming smartphone from a Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. Most of the OnePlus folks are from Oppo and since they are from one of the globally recognized Chinese smartphone manufacturers, a lot of people from the tech community are expecting the OnePlus One smartphone to make a splash.

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OnePlus One features complete, but the first look is still elusive

OnePlus is a new company from China with executives from Oppo and they claim to be working on the “perfect” smartphone. Instead of revealing the smartphone first, OnePlus has been slowly, but steadily building hype around their product – OnePlus One. OnePlus One is supposed to be the perfect smartphone that they are building and they have tied up with CyanogenMod Inc to provide the OS for them.

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Pete Lau’s OnePlus and Cyanogen will partner to create the OnePlus One


Pete Lau, the distinguished engineer from Oppo, had announced earlier that he left the company to pursue something new. It was known that it involved CyanogenMod and its CTO Steve Kondik, but now we know what exactly they are upto. Pete Lau is now the CEO of a new hardware start up called OnePlus, and unsurprisingly, its software partner will be Cyanogen Inc. which will power its phones, starting with the flagship “OnePlus One”. No, we are not making that up.

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