Apr 08 AT 10:49 AM Alex Wagner 9 Comments

OnePlus One to be powered by Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM


Yesterday OnePlus continued to tease its upcoming One smartphone with an “unboxing” hosted by Cyanogen Inc.’s Steve Kondik. The hype-building continues today, but thankfully we’ve got some actual information to share with you this time.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the One will be powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. OnePlus previously said that the One would feature a Snapdragon 800, but Lau explains that he wanted to “take full advantage of the fastest SoC currently on the market.”

Lau also revealed that the OnePlus One will include 3GB of RAM, which is more than many other high-end Android phones on the market. The exec says that he worked with OnePlus engineers to maximize the One’s performance and that with 3GB of RAM, users will never need to be concerned about their RAM usage.

These two new spec details make for exciting additions to the OnePlus One, especially since the device will now be powered by a Snapdragon 801 rather than the older Snapdragon 800. Best of all is the news that the processor switch won’t affect the One’s big debut, as CEO Pete Lau promises that the handset is still on track for an April 23 unveiling.

Does OnePlus’s decision to switch to a Snapdragon 801 make you more interested in the One?

Source: OnePlus forums

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  • namesib

    HTC doesn’t have a trademark on ‘One’? Hm. If this phone ever becomes popular then people will begin associating One with OnePlus.

  • steve99

    3 gb ram, awsome, this just adds to the many reasons why I am deciding to take the one plus one over the m8 and s5. They are even offering one with 64 gbs memory. This is definitely the phone to get

  • uknowme

    So they are unveiling this on the 23rd. My question is when will it actually be available?

    • Thomas

      Nope it won’t. I’ve been active in their forum and it won’t be immediately available, hopefully will be soon after.

  • redraider133

    Depending on which carriers it comes to will determine the interest, or lack thereof for this device. If it’s not on my carrier, then it is pretty much useless to me.

  • mattcoz

    So… Two?

  • donger

    3gb of ram? that’s a lot.

  • Ipwns

    It will be gsm only and only one Sim slot