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One of the best Android phones is now available to buy here

And it will cost €269/€299.

Image: Oneplus

THOSE OF YOU who follow smartphones will likely have heard of the OnePlus One before.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, it has gained popularity thanks to the Chinese smartphone manufacturer offering premium specs for the price of a mid-range device.

Now the company will be making the device and its accessories available to Irish users as well as 15 other European countries, effectively reaching the entirety of the EU.

There are two devices on offer, the Silk While 16GB OnePlus One which costs €269 while the Sandstone Black 64GB version costs €299.

The 5.5-inch device comes with a Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, a 3,100 mAh battery and 4G support. While it currently runs on a version of Cyanogenmod, it’s working on its own version of Android called OxygenOS which it promises will be “open, customisable and free of bloat and unnecessary features.”

Normally you require an invite to purchase a OnePlus One, but the company also offers open sales on Tuesdays where those without an invite can purchase it.

The company promises that it has a new product category launch happening in April and if you want to wait a little longer, its follow-up device, the OnePlus 2, will be making its debut in the third quarter of 2015.

Source: OnePlus/YouTube

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