OnePlus has been quite vocal about the specs that it’s chosen for its upcoming smartphone. For example, when it came time to announce the processor in the OnePlus One, the company took great care to explain its choice in a relatable way. It ended up selecting an older Snapdragon 800 instead of the newer Snapdragon 801.
The reasoning for this decision was made clear: Looking at performance, cost, battery life and availability, the Snapdragon 800 was simply a better option. It allowed the OnePlus to release the One on time in Q2 2014 and still offer high-end performance with a sub-$400 price tag. It was understandable, and most of us didn’t think of the company poorly for its decision.
However, the banner on the OnePlus Google+ page now shows “Snapdragon 801″ as the One’s processor. We can’t imagine why the company would change its mind. Sure, the Snapdragon 801 will better benefit the users, but this choice also invalidates everything OnePlus has previously said. Maybe something significant changed that allowed the company to use the newer processor. Either way, an explanation would be great.
In the end, we’re just glad to see a spec improvement on the OnePlus One. I’m looking forward the device’s launch, and the addition of a Snapdragon 801 is gets me even more excited . Give us your opinion in the comments!