The trend of the affordable smartphone with high-end specifications is rising quickly, and OnePlus has hopped onto the bandwagon. Yesterday in Beijing, OnePlus launched its flagship device, the OnePlus One, which boasts excellent hardware and design at a mere USD$299, giving the Xiaomi Mi3 a run for its money.

The OnePlus One, weighs a mere 162g and measures only 8.9mm thick with a tapered edge of just 4.6mm, making the device ergonomic and a pleasure to hold. The smartphone also packs a 5.5-inch 1080p full-HD screen. The OnePlus team decided to do away with logos on the front of the One, instead choosing to engrave the OnePlus logo at the back of the phone, giving the device an elegant, classy look.

Teaming up with CyanogenMod, the phone runs on the CyanogenMod 11S and Android 4.4, allowing for freedom in customizing the One with thousands of available themes.

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Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...