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OnePlus One will have a Snapdragon 800 and could be officially announced very soon

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OnePlus One will have a Snapdragon 800 and could be officially announced very soon
We've been getting a bit impatient when it comes to the OnePlus One, but it looks like we may not have to wait much longer to see the official reveal of the device. Unfortunately, it is already sounding as though the device may not be able to live up to the hype that CEO Pete Lau has been pushing. Lau has said that the device would "rival the iPhone" in design, feature the best specs, and be under $400 unlocked, but a new rumor says that at least one of those points may not be accurate. 

It seems that OnePlus is scaling back a bit on the best specs promise, because it has realized that the best specs don't necessarily mean the best performance. The latest rumor is that OnePlus could officially announce the device very soon, possibly within the next day. OnePlus has confirmed that the device will feature a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, which is quite a nice processor, though it doesn't quite fit with the promise of the best 2014 flagship specs given that the new hotness for smartphones is the Snapdragon 801. But, OnePlus has the right view on it all saying that the higher number may make for better marketing, but doesn't necessarily offer better real-world performance in terms of the speed to power consumption ratio. (That sounds familiar.) 

In the end, even if the OnePlus one covers most of its promises, it should still be a very nice phone. In a reddit AMA yesterday, OnePlus gave some other interesting info on the device. Two of the biggest reveals were that it would have stereo speakers, and most interesting of all: your warranty will not be voided by unlocking the bootloader, rooting, or flashing a custom ROM. That's a pretty nice deal right there. 

With luck, we'll be getting the official scoop on the device soon enough.

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posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:02 4

1. Gsizzle (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I honestly don't get why people are so against the SD 800, its still a very new chip and does wonders with Android 4.4 kitkat and future updates.

Increase the RAM it will be more of a beast like the Note 3.

But all that for less then $400? Stop complaining people.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:07

6. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 329; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


It's not the best specs like we were told. I'm not that against it but since my Nexus 5 already has the S800 why would I consider upgrading?

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:55

12. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Considering that the Nexus 5 came out like 5 months ago, you probably won't be upgrading to anything anytime soon. I highly doubt that the target group for this device is people that *just* bought a brand new device.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:05 1

2. bradley8795 (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


I'm not one to complain, I actually can't wait to see the device. But we already have all of that in a device under $400. It's called the Nexus 5!

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:38

13. Beijendorf (Posts: 291; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


A little competition never hurt.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:20

3. Kishin (Posts: 585; Member since: 30 May 2013)


With M7 design plus and specs,I m all in...cause the M8 is a downgrade in design..

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:56 1

15. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


People of Phonearena,the design that we are seeing isn't the final one of the m8...

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:20

4. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Honestly, if the G Pro 2 can launch with a SD 800, get a score of 9 by PA and be considered a high end/flagship level device, I don't see what the big deal here is.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:50

5. bkzebraphone (Posts: 36; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


The snapdragon 800 is still great even in 2014. The 801 is just a slight upgrade. Besides, they're aiming for a certain time frame to get the phone out. By going with the newer chips, it would take them even longer to release the phone and for the price, you can't complain lol.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:08

7. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I still think the S4 Pro in my Nexus 4 is good.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:10

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3071; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lame PA i guess this is a serious deal breaker. One plus one is an insane name btw. It makes that 'all new htc one' look better.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:13

9. Tuxedo (Posts: 124; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


1+1... really? HTC needs some help with their naming convention.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:23 4

10. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Er... You realize that this isn't an HTC device, right? Not that their naming is much better these days.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:03

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 1385; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


HTC one two... the best name

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:47 1

11. 1701nino (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


This is it people,we've reached the peak,todays proccesors are strong enough to handle the newest software for at least the next 5 years.The old model of buying a phone every 1-2 years is starting to fade away.Now its beginning to look more like PC-s in terms of specs or maybe something as project "ara" is the future.If only companies would support their newest devices that long.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:50

14. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Well will it at least have the Qualcomm's RF360 that is what really impressed me at MWC2014 that would be a great improvement in smarts phones

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 17:44

17. Taters (Posts: 2663; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Deal breaker for me.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 20:34

18. sonisoe (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 May 2009)


the device promises everything... specs, design, useful features, and at some point also promised great ui (heavy skin???)

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