Inside the OnePlus One

There's lots of stuff we already know about the OnePlus One. We know it's got a 5.5in IPS screen, a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16- or 32GB of storage. And we know there's a 13Mp camera (5Mp at the front), a 3,100mAh battery and various connectivity features such as the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. Also see: 31 best smartphones 2014 

We also know that it has an amazing price ($299/€269 for the 16GB model) and from our OnePlus One hands-on review we know it's a pretty impressive device - and pretty big, too.

And we know it runs CyanogenMod 11s, a customised version of Android KitKat. As of this morning (8 July), we also know within three months of Google releasing its forthcoming mobile OS the OnePlus One will get Android L 

But that's pretty much all we know because, like the rest of the world, we are STILL waiting for our OnePlus One. Also see: Where is the OnePlus One phone: Storm of Invites despite fresh customs delays. 

Luckily for us, iFixit.com has got its hands on the OnePlus One phone and delivers some interesting insights. (See also: Buy OnePlus One phone with or without an invite.)

For starters, did you know the OnePlus One is supplied inside a fancy red box, along with a power adaptor, a SIM ejector tool and an inside-out USB connector? Us neither, because we STILL don't have one. Also see: OnePlus Two release date rumours: Something's happening on 22 July.

 

Inside the OnePlus One

And, did you know that although the back cover doesn't appear to be removable, it clearly is? The OnePlus One's 3,100mAh lithium-polymer battery inside is not (technically) removable, however, with its cable hidden under a screwed-in panel. 

Inside the OnePlus One

Finally, something you would know only by dissecting the OnePlus One: the exact spec of what's found inside. iFixit.com found the following hardware: Samsung K3QF7F70DM-QGCF 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 likely layered beneath; Qualcomm WCD9320 Audio Codec; AGD2 2402 WX9DR (likely gyroscope); RM8941; 8407 CEH 05KTJ; B02419; P0911 3193; Toshiba THGBMBG9D8KBAIG eMMC 5.0 64 GB Onboard Storage; Skyworks SKY77629-21 Power Amplifier Module; Qualcomm WCN3680 802.11ac/FM/BT 4.0 Combo Chip; Qualcomm WTR1625L RF Transceiver; Skyworks SKY85709 WLAN Front-End Module; and a Synaptics S3508A Touchscreen Controller. Oh, and there's a water-damage indicator, so don't get any ideas if you drop your phone down the toilet. 

iFixit.com awards a repairability score to all the devices it tears down, and the OnePlus One achieves five out of a possible 10 points. Although the OnePlus One uses standard screws and fairly modular components, the battery connector is trapped under a plastic panel and the LCD and digitizer glass are fuzed together and require heat to be removed from the midframe.

Read more about the possibility of a OnePlus One mini, a OnePlus One tablet, and a OnePlus Two phone.

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