The OnePlus One is a phone many are anticipating, and OnePlus is even going into a pretty big social media ad campaign. The future CyanogenMod-powered device is said to be fairly cheap but high end, so we were eagerly waiting for some specs to be released. Our patience paid off, because OnePlus has officially announced the processor that will be powering the OnePlus One. That processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
For some of you, the first reaction could be disappointment. The Snapdragon 800 is indeed not the newest chip on the market. However, the reason that OnePlus chose the 800 is a good one. In testing, the company found that the Snapdragon 800 featured the best balance of performance, battery life, and availability. The Snapdragon 801 is not much faster, with trivial change in real world performance, while being new enough to possibly cause production delays. The Snapdragon 800 remains an absolutely fantastic chip and will allow OnePlus to ship the One much faster.
Many may argue the logic, which is fine, but we’re definitely not disappointed in the decision to use a Snapdragon 800 over a Snapdragon 801. However, we’ll have to wait and see if this device really lives up to the hype. What do you think so far? Leave a comment!