OnePlus One is the first smartphone the Chinese company ever sold to the world, making its debut back in June 2014.
Fast forward over two years later, the company has followed suit with the likes of OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. There is word about a OnePlus 5 model in the works, but today we stick with the inaugural OnePlus One.
Since 2014, OnePlus has become an immense force in the smartphone world. In fact, the company has now moved from strictly selling its products online and now it has begun setting up OnePlus Experience Shops in physical locations, with one being set up in India this past Saturday.
Many people love OnePlus phones and to show back the appreciation from fans, the Chinese OEM has recently been working harder to ensure that these phones have the most up to date software updates. The latest Android Nougat update is already rolling out to the likes of OnePlus 3 and 3T while OnePlus 2 is also expected to receive the same treat in the coming weeks.
Although not confirmed, it appears that the 2014 OnePlus One could also be part of this Nougat treat. The phone launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on board, but it now runs on the year-old Android Marshmallow. If the latest Geekbench benchmarks are to be believed, the aging OnePlus One will also be receiving the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
The company’s devices have always been played around with when it comes to software tweaks. The use of custom ROMs to come in with newer versions of the software is nothing new to OnePlus One handsets, which could mean this latest leak is another of those custom ROMs.
The OnePlus One comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor, the same processor that has on numerous occasions been said to be unfit for the new Android Nougat update. This is the same chipset that powers Samsung Galaxy S5, a phone that is set to be skipped for this update.