Contrary to what many would’ve hoped for, OnePlus’ first ever smartphone, the OnePlus One will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset at its heart.
OnePlus have been vocal about their upcoming venture for quite some time now, but it was the first time today that the company let out some first-hand info. While most enthusiasts hoped to see either a Snapdragon 801 or a Snapdragon 805, the company went ahead and announced that the OnePlus One will have neither, but the 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800.
We spent countless hours trying out the latest CPUs. Ultimately, it was clear that the Snapdragon 800 provided the best speed, battery consumption and heat management. It also allows us to get our product in your hand faster, with the highest optimization. We didn’t want to announce our product, only to be able to ship it six months later.
-Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO
Sounds fair though, wethinks. While it might not sound as pretty as a Snapdragon 805, we’re pretty certain potential buyers would take faster availability than delayed shipments with the Snapdragon 805. Interestingly this is exaclty what our source had told us ahead of the announcement, we wonder if the rest of the details are true?
“We’re completely confident that this is the best choice to deliver a product with the best overall user experience and performance on time for Q2,” added Lau in a post on the OnePlus forums.
Would you prefer waiting a few months for the Snapdragon 805 chipset or are you willing to pull the trigger on a Snapdragon 800 powered chipset at this point in time?
Not to forget, the OnePlus One will feature the CyanogenMod OS, and come with 4G connectivity with a sub-$400 price tag which makes it all the more interesting.