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

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.



1. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 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.

6. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 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?

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

2. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 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!

13. Beijendorf unregistered

A little competition never hurt.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

15. Epicness1o1

Posts: 311; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

5. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

7. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

9. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

HTC one two... the best name

11. 1701nino unregistered

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.

14. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Deal breaker for me.

18. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

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