CyanogenMod has refused offers from both Microsoft and Google and chose to stay independent, which is a pretty smart move. They did associate with some hardware makers, like OnePlus initially and then Micromax in India. But how about a CyanogenMod own phone? Well, designer Jonas Kvale has imagined one and it’s called Jade.
The device isn’t very fancy in terms of looks, it’s a bit blocky and its back side feels a lot like the one of the Nexus 5. The edges aren’t very thick or thin and the Cyanogen logo is proeminently featured below the display. I like the integration of the On/Off and volume buttons, that seem to be pretty comfy in this way. Also, I see that we get a sort of soft touch back here.
The Jade CyanogenMod Phone runs Lollipop on top of a CyanogenMod ROM. It comes with a 5 inch Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU inside, a 2300 mAh battery and a 3 MP front camera, plus a 13 MP back shooter. Price this at $200 and it may be OK.