It’s a bit frustrating to get bits and pieces here and there about an exciting new phone, but that’s what we’ve been forced to deal with when it comes to the OnePlus One. Last we heard, the device would be coming with the trusty old Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It’s a quad-core SoC that delivers great performance and very respectable battery life.
And now we have first details about the battery. OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus One’s battery will have 3,100mAh in terms of capacity. We don’t know which technology they’re using, but we imagine it doesn’t make much of a difference to the end-user either way. We do know that the battery is not removable, though, which could make the OnePlus One a deal breaker for some.
For what it’s worth, OnePlus says their decision to make the battery non-removable was tough, but not without its reasons. They say a removable battery would have meant needing to design the OnePlus One with a protective layer for the motherboard, which would force them to limit the battery size to around 2,500mAh. They feel the trade-off to get to 3,100mAh will be worth it, though, as they’ll be working with the CyanogenMod team to optimize the device as much as they can.
The company’s front-runner Pete Lau ended the post teasing some sort of “mystery tech” that will “enhance and boost the user experience,” though they predictably left it with a cliffhanger ending and told us to stay tuned. Stay tuned, we shall.