A few weeks back, OnePlus changed its Google+ profile to reflect an unannounced change in processor for their phone, the One. Originally set as the Snapdragon 800, the company quietly turned up a digit, moving to the Snapdragon 801 without a peep. Today, that change has become official through an announcement by CEO Pete Lau on the company’s forums.
The OnePlus One will indeed sport a Snapdragon 801 processor. To be exact, we’re looking at the APQ8974AC, clocked at 2.5GHz.
The change won’t impact the launch time, according to the announcement. The move will help “bring the real-world performance enhancements” that wouldn’t have been seen with the 800. The move to the 801 will also “bring more overall speed and an increased experience to the user. A higher GPU clock of 578MHz instead of 450MHz will allow for less time spent waiting.”
The company also announced that the phone will feature 3GB of RAM, a spec they had previously been quiet about.
The OnePlus One should be here around April 23 for under $400, unless something changes.
To help celebrate the announcement, OnePlus grabbed Cyanogen Inc. founder Steve Kondik and had him do this really cheesy fake unboxing. Yeah, it’s painful.