Latest rumor calls for the Snapdragon 801 SoC to power the OnePlus X

Latest rumor calls for the Snapdragon 801 SoC to power the OnePlus X
The second OnePlus phone expected to launch in 2015, is currently dubbed the OnePlus X. Some have called it the OnePlus Mini, expecting a smaller screen and less powerful specs. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has previously alluded to the phone as something made for those into design and fashion instead of powerful and zippy hardware. An earlier render of the device revealed a dual-camera set-up on the back, along with a fingerprint scanner. Previous rumors had the phone priced as low as $249.

The latest rumored specs call for a 5-inch display, and a Snapdragon 801 chipset under the hood. Yes, we said Snapdragon 801, not 810. This SoC features a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. To put this chip in the proper historical significance, it powers the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the BlackBerry Passport. Earlier rumors had a more powerful morsel, like the MediaTek MT-6795T, inside. That well-endowed prototype allegedly scored 54,311 on AnTuTu. That doesn't exactly sound like a fashion-first phone to us.

According to today's report, the OnePlus X could be unveiled as soon as this month. Offering a OnePlus handset for those who don't care about specs gives the company something to sell this holiday season to both the phone geek (OnePlus 2) and the guy or gal who considers a smartphone to be a fashion accessory. Will invites still be required? Stay tuned.

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source: GizmoChina

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27 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Whateva. _______ ftw.

2. Jerry7

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

And that invite system ...

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm on a note 3 on Verizon right now, honestly I can't tell too much of a difference between the note 3 in the note four I have on tmobile. An 801 is more than enough

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Agreed, just quick look at M8, Z2 or Z3, all those still running like a beast

4. ochuski

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I would have loved to own a oneplus phone just for the fun of d cyanogen o.s

5. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

250 dollars and SD801? I'm in! Please not that silly invite system again!

6. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

which is better 801 or 615??

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Duh the 801

8. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

They're both good the 615 scores much lower benchmarks but that doesn't mean a dam thing. (43,000ish vs 32,000ish) they both get the job done. The only debate about the 801 vs the 615 is which one is newer of the two plus its octa core and 64 bit vs an older quad core 32 bit. Last years flagships are now consider very powerful "mid-rangers" but I would give the edge to the 615

18. Shocky unregistered

SN801 is okay, performance is suitable for low/mid range but it has no 64bit support SN615 is just pointless.

25. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I've got a snapdraon 400 on a 6.1" screen for over 12 months, NOT ONE PROBLEM! Sips battery, fast, snappy with no lag. Unless you run huge games, you'd never know it. People are being hoodwinked by the "flagship" crap.

27. Shocky unregistered

Nobody is being hoodwinked, SN400 is fine for basic apps, mostly. B

11. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

I'll give you the answer you want. The 615 is probably better. Now here's the answer you need, don't worry about the numbers on paper so much. People throw around 64bit and 32bit like its what makes a chip better because obviously double the amount of 32 is 64 right? As a guy who works at T-Mobile store and interacts with the phones on display; N6, Note 4, Z3, M8, G3, etc (32 bit phones, all carry 801/805) daily for almost a year now I can tell that in real world use, you literally cannot tell the difference between them performance wise. If you think you can then you've already started seeing with your subconsciousness, not your actual eyes. If you don't know what that means, I can explain it to you a bit more.

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

801 has almost double the GPU perf and can record in 4K, so it wins,

9. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

How will the 1+X be better than a 1+1 ?

10. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

I miss the 4 core chips. Real life performance, 8 core ones don't seem as powerful, and I've yet to see any true improvement in battery life...

19. Shocky unregistered

You can thank google for that, battery life has been worse since lollipop so any gains in efficiency have been negated so appear to be no gains.

12. Calvin35

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Let me guess, this one will ship without Bluetooth?

15. Shocky unregistered

I don't see the point, why not SD805? or SN808? Lets not pretend SN808 is high end, it's not.

16. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

$250 get it ? that's why 801

17. Shocky unregistered

This is OnePlus, their flagship device only costs $329.

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

OnePlus doesn't know how to sell phones, so you will never see anyone who has one.

21. Furbal unregistered

Put the 801 in a 4.7 inch 1080p device.

22. Shocky unregistered

720p would be fine for a 4.7" display.

23. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Not for VR. I can clearly see pixels when using a Google Cardboard on my Z3C, 4.6" 720p. 1080p in that screen size, would be much better.

26. Shocky unregistered

Nobody gives a crap about VR, it's about time OnePlus figured that out. They drop NFC but maintain FHD for VR? That's just stupid.

24. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

please with nfc...

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