OnePlus One visits the FCC, microSD card support revealed in User Manual

OnePlus One visits the FCC, microSD card support revealed in User Manual
Last month, when OnePlus announced its CyanogenMod-based One smartphone, it didn't say anything about the presence of a microSD card slot. However, it appears that the handset will support microSD cards after all. 

A few days ago, the OnePlus One was approved by the FCC, which revealed the smartphone’s User Manual - and this mentions that the handset supports microSD cards up to 32GB. That’s great news for customers who are looking to buy the 16GB version of the device.

The OnePlus One that passed the FCC tests comes with LTE bands 4 and 17, thus it will be compatible with AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE networks. Of course, neither of the carriers will be selling the handset, because OnePlus wants to commercialize it directly, unlocked and without the involvement of carriers and retailers.

If you haven’t heard yet, the OnePlus One will be really cheap, despite the fact that it packs lots of high-end features (including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera). The 16GB model costs $299, while the 64GB variant is priced at $349. Both should be available starting late May - early June in lots of markets around the world, including the US.

Update: It seems that all the OnePlus One handsets seen live until now (including a unit that was disassembled recently) come without microSD card slot. So it's strange that the User Manual seen at the FCC mentions microSD support. Could that be just a mistake? We'll keep an eye on this and report back when we know more.

source: FCC

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This just gets better and better!

2. peace247 unregistered

Yeah it just got better 100 times. Just exaggerating ;-)

26. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Haters be like "NO" Lovers be like "​/spore/images/c/c2/Aww-Yeah-meme.png"

3. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Dang... If offered by my carrier, I'm conflicted with a decision of choosing the 635 or this. I'm ready to try a new OS but this phone is pretty sweet. I'm currently using an android device.

16. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

This is Android. It's just a Rom custom that has turned into a UI. It's very close to stock Android. Think Nexus but with themes custom lock screens and more. You can also root it without voiding your warranty.

20. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It will not be offered by any carrier. They are gonna sell it directly

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Well that's a relief,,. Even tho there's a 64GB model

5. peace247 unregistered

Any chances that it will come to India. Or i can order it somehow. Please rply

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

9. peace247 unregistered

Thanx bro..

22. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Even if it gets released in India u cant find hardware support for this phone... So i suggest u buy something else...

36. phenomdark27

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2014

and what exactly do you mean by hardware support, that cant be found in india??

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

This seems... Odd... Why would they not be advertising this and adding it on the spec sheet on the OnePlus web site? Also, a max 32GB storage is more than a little weird these days. I certainly hope it's real, if it is that would be amazing, but I'm a little skeptical about it.

15. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

If it really does max at 32GB, I'd bet it's one of the things they skimped on to keep the price down. Buy an older chipset that the supplier has inventory stacked up of instead of getting the newest revision that they have to build.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It was either this or the S5/S5 Prime (KQ) but this might have clinched it for me.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This is going to make a decent back up phone to my next phone. Sweet deal.

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

come to papa (once i get the invite)

12. elisha.siegelman

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Guys, this may be a pre-production model that's not going to be brought to users.

13. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

no cdma versions???????

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I will be shocked if the final production model devices actually allow us to use a microSD card. At any rate, you will have 64GB, minus the pre installed software, with the sandstone black model, which is more than enough space for most people. Extra space is always appreciated, though.

17. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

This may seem obvious, but where is the microSD slot? I have watched and read multiple reviews and not one single reviewer mentioned a microSD slot. They showed the back cover off and never mentioned a microSD card slot. You would have to think that someone would have noticed by now. I know they have early builds of the device, but you would think that something like that would not get added on at the last moment. Plus they have also stated, that thins version of the device would not have microSD support. This seems strange to me.

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

could be under the back cover above the battery?

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

With superb specs and running CM10 this would be like smooth vanilla android Great value but the oppo7 has the edge with premium materials

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Find 7a is a decent phone, but is only 2GB RAM and has notably poor headphone output (as reviewed by GSM Arena).

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The find7 not the 7a The 7 has a better greater specs

29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I wasn't able to find out if the headphone quality (specifically the channel separation) is as poor on the 7 as it is on the 7a. True, the 7 does have the better screen and 3GB RAM, a true flagship phone.

19. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

64GB black will be my choice. Can't wait to see this sexy beast!

21. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I don't see how this can be true when the SD slot has NEVER been mentioned. It's probably a mistake. Or maybe it's just for the 16GB model?

24. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

why are specs like this unheard of on a "smaller" sized phone? 4.5/4.7..... why not? Even the HTC M8.... and i thought the M7 was giant when i first got it...

28. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I want a white 64Gb one! But I would like to know if this comes with the bootloader unlocked!

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