OnePlus One already scores itself an upgrade: going with Snapdragon 801 after all?


For the past few weeks now, OnePlus has been filling us in on some of the specifics behind its upcoming CyanogenMod-running One smartphone. A lot of that has sounded really good, like the swappable backplates made of a variety of interesting materials, or the 13-megapixel Sony Exmor camera. Really, if there’s just one spec we were a little less than impressed with, it was the decision to go with a Snapdragon 800 SoC. Granted, the 800 is still an absolutely fantastic chip, but it’s also last year’s design – and if we’re talking about a 2014 flagship, we’d sure like to see a slightly more recent processor. Well, while we haven’t heard an official retraction of that 800 announcement, a new image OnePlus just put up on its Facebook page sure has it looking like the company has decided to bump things up a little, and go with a Snapdragon 801 after all.

Again, the 800 would have been a perfectly fine SoC, but the 801 is all that and a bag of chips. Earlier, OnePlus framed its decision to go with the 800 as one that hinged among other things on availability – that if the company wanted to put a newer chip in the One, that it might miss its goal of a Q2 release.

Assuming this new One teaser is accurate, we’d assume that means that OnePlus finally managed to secure these new Snapdragons in sufficient quantities to meet expected demand.

Source: OnePlus (Facebook)
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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