OnePlus announces more hardware details for CyanogenMod-running One
Is it too early to start getting excited about the OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone? The handset isn’t due to launch until sometime in Q2, but some of the recent details we’ve been hearing about it have been making the smartphone sound more and more attractive – specifically, that sub-$400 price tag sounds pretty great. But just what sort of phone will you ultimately get for that money? We’ve heard plenty of talk from OnePlus about “flagship specs” for the One, but haven’t had a done of details about just what that might mean. This week, the company shares quite a few specifics, helping to flesh-out our picture of the One.
OnePlus founder Pete Lau has revealed that the One will run a Snapdragon 800, explaining that the decision was made to go with the 800 in order to get the phone into the hands of customers as quickly as possible. While the 800 is still a very solid SoC, we’re just the slightest bit let down (and really, not that much), after hearing a rumor last year that the One would run an 8974AC – one of the newer 800 variants that Qualcomm has since designated as the 801.
Meanwhile, over on Reddit a couple OnePlus engineers dropped a few additional details about the phone. They mention a battery life that should be longer than a day, the presence of a notification LED, and at least two storage capacities: 16GB and 64GB. While the absence of 32GB might seem odd, we can see how it makes sense – either you care about having a LOT of storage, or you don’t. They also confirmed that we won’t see any CDMA version of the handset – sorry, Verizon fans.
Full specs for the OnePlus One should be arriving next week.