OnePlus One keeps sounding better: 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 AC confirmed
OnePlus has been anything but shy regarding sharing details about the company’s inaugural smartphone, the OnePlus One. For the past month or so, spec after spec has been confirmed, and OnePlus is nearly ready to formally introduce the phone, with a launch scheduled for April 23. As the days count down until then, the company is filling in the few cracks that remained in our understanding of the phone’s hardware, today discussing its SoC and RAM configuration.
You might remember, the One was first tipped to get a Snapdragon 801, before OnePlus announced that it was going with the older 800 instead, apparently due to availability concerns. Then we saw the 801 return on a recent infographic, and now CEO Pete Lau confirms that the 801 will indeed power the One, and this will specifically be the 8974AC version of the chip, running at a speed 2.5GHz.
And while OnePlus had been quiet about the phone’s RAM setup before, it’s now clarifying that the handset will be nicely equipped with a solid 3GB, the most that anyone’s using at the moment.
If OnePlus manages to deliver all this while still keeping under that $400 target price, this could prove to be one Android that’s difficult to ignore. Lau says that the April 23 launch date is still on, so we might hope to get more detailed pricing info in just a little over two weeks.