When it comes to smartphone memory the consensus seems to be that 2GB of RAM is more than enough. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8) both offer 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 3 is an outlier with 3GB. Then there’s OnePlus, which seems determined to push the envelope with every bit of hardware in its debut smartphone. Obviously 2GB of RAM isn’t enough for the OnePlus One.
OnePlus founder and former Oppo VP Peter Lau announced today that the company’s first smartphone would offer 3GB of RAM. The added memory will apparently help support the pre-installed CyanogenMod software that comes with the phone. Lau also promises that you’ll be able to “multi-task, game, and be more productive than ever without having to settle or sacrifice.” Most phones today can do the same on 2GB of RAM though, so hopefully the OnePlus One will be using its extra memory for something special.
Lau confirms that the device will sport a Snapdragon 801 processor, adding that the switch from last year’s Snapdragon 800 won’t affect the company’s launch schedule. The newer chip means increased speeds at 2.5GHz instead of 2.3GHz for a smoother user experience. The device will also come equipped with a 3100mAh battery, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera and swappable back covers.
OnePlus is set to unveil the new phone at a special event on April 23 in China. We’re just a few weeks away from the big reveal, but the hype over this phone is already starting to get to us. If you can’t wait to see the new device either you can check out this video of CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik unboxing the OnePlus One for the first time.