OnePlus has been slowly revealing specs for the upcoming One smartphone. Previous details included how the handset would be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, and now we are hearing a bit about the battery. This is a continuation of the #NeverSettle ad campaign, so with that in mind, OnePlus mentioned how the battery was a big decision.
It seems OnePlus wanted to be able to offer a battery that would "last long enough for a full day of normal, daily tasks without users having to worry about lowering the brightness, closing all their apps, or disabling Bluetooth or data services." To that point, the OnePlus One will have a non-removable 3100 mAh battery.
Despite the larger size of the battery, some may have preferred it to be removable. In this case OnePlus did address that point. They mentioned how they wanted the handset to be slim, and with a "compact body that is easy to hold, operate and carry around." For those wondering what that has to do with a removable or non-removable battery -- an extra layer on the interior.
OnePlus touched on how the removable battery would need a protective layer on the motherboard, as well as some extra circuitry. Had they gone the removable battery route they would have had to top it at 2500 mAh. Well, that or make the phone thicker. It seems the non-removable 3100 mAh was a good trade-off in keeping the One on the thinner side. Needless to say, we still have yet to see any measurements here.
There was also mention about how OnePlus has been working closely with CyanogenMod and the battery has been "specially optimized to be as long lasting and efficient as possible." Keeping with the mention of CyanogenMod and we also have some details on the OnePlus One benchmarks, which were shared by Steve Kondik. In short, the OnePlus One seems to have scored a rather solid 36,715 with AnTuTu.