OnePlus came to life when core members of Oppo together with CyanogenMod set to build their own phone known as the One. The company has been teasing the device for some time already, however, without giving out any specs. OnePlus founder Pete Lau finally broke the silence and revealed what kind of processor will be powering the handset. The CEO’s statement was followed by OnePlus employees who shared few more details about the upcoming smartphone.
OnePlus One 4G LTE CyanogenMod Phone
The OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone will arrive with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 managing the performance. Aware that many potential customers may expect the newer Snapdragon 801, Pete Lau explained the choice of the chip. He said that the Snapdragon 800 provides optimal combination of achievements in terms of “speed, battery consumption and heat management.” Moreover, the decision to opt for the Snapdragon 800 could have been dictated by the company wanting to release the phone as quickly as possible.
OnePlus employees, Carl and Dave, gave us even better idea of what to expect. They revealed that the phone will sport stereo speakers, LED notification and battery that supposedly will be good for “over a day” of usage. We are not clear about the last bit, though, since “over a day” can stand for anything over 24 hours. Either way, it sounds promising. The One will be available with two storage options – 16 GB and 64 GB, which means that 32 GB variant is out of the table.
In terms of the connectivity, the OnePlus One will support LTE bands 1, 3, 4, 7, 17, 38, 39, 40 and 41 meaning it will work well on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE networks. There will be no CDMA version of the phone so you won’t be able to activate it on Verizon or Sprint networks.
Other bits and pieces regarding the screen size, pixel density, RAM or camera are still missing. However, the company promised to provide details about the display next week. As of the price, the OnePlus One is expected to be launched sometime in the second quarter of 2014 for a price lower than $400. Given the phone’s specs, at least the ones that we know about so far, this is a pretty good news.
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