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CyanogenMod-based OnePlus One now promoted by Qualcomm

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CyanogenMod-based OnePlus One now promoted by Qualcomm
Although lots and lots of smartphones are using Qualcomm SoCs nowadays, the famous chipmaker isn’t promoting each and every one of them. At least not on Twitter, where, until now, we’ve seen Qualcomm promoting handsets like Sony’s Xperia Z2, Samsung’s Galaxy S5, or HTC’s One M8. In any case, devices from well-known brands.

Today, Qualcomm also mentioned the upcoming OnePlus One on Twitter. It was a retweet, actually, which informed the world that the OnePlus One will feature a Snapdragon 801 processor (we already knew that). This means a lot for OnePlus - not just because Qualcomm has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, but also because the chipmaker seemingly believes that the CyanogenMod-based One smartphone is worth our attention.

Of course,
CyanogenMod-based OnePlus One now promoted by Qualcomm
we haven’t seen the OnePlus One yet, but the handset will finally be announced on April 23. Shortly after that, it should be available internationally for no more than $400 (or €350 for European customers). 

Apart from coming with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, the new handset will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13MP Sony-made rear camera, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,100 mAh battery.

source: Qualcomm (Twitter)

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posted on 09 Apr 2014, 19:35 3

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

I'm guessing that the only con for this device in Phonearena's review will be that it is "too big for the average consumer" or something like that.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 20:38

3. 14545 (Posts: 1671; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

It is. Now, if they came out with a One-one, at 4.7ish, I would seriously consider it.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 21:31

4. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

It is supposedly smaller than the 5 inch Xperia Z1. Now that phone is huge for a 5 inch phone, that is still impressive.

However I agree that a 4.7 inch One plus one that is smaller than the Moto X would be more attractive.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 19:46

2. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Still need to see the thing.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 22:04 1

5. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

Service/Repair is still a concern to me, if I buy this device.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 00:41

9. Luuthian (Posts: 287; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Exactly. What happens if this whole venture tanks? Enjoy your $400 brick... Of course you can still use it, but if anything happens ot it say good bye. And enjoy never seeing an Android update again :(.

Really worried about this device. Sounds intriguing, but it also sounds massive and is an untested water.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 04:11

11. uvaman (Posts: 40; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)

Everything is on OnePlus forum. CEO and admins explained about repair :)
They are giving us the information every few days and asking community to help them. Great approach

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 22:34

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I don't like the way it looks now.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 00:02

7. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

It would only be great if the 5.5 inch display has no bezels.. or else it'd just be massive

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 00:11

8. Gothbeard (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

The size is the deal maker/breaker. I need thinness!

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 00:55

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I never liked CyanogenMod on any of the devices that I owned. I always had a poorly optimized software experience, which led to bad endurance ratings. I hope having a device with hardware dedicated to it will bring an efficient user experience

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 06:52

12. beedeezy14 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)

They say it suppose to be a new custom version to CM. Plus, the team is dedicated to updates. At least they we keep up with whatever model comes out.

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