OnePlus Confirm OnePlus 2 Using Snapdragon 810 v2.1

The OnePlus One was one of the most unexpected devices of the last year. Although, the device was rumored to be coming long before it was announced, the actual arrival of the device and subsequent demand was unexpected by everyone, including OnePlus. However, the surprise was justified as the One came touting some significantly decent specs including 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. As the device also came with a significantly cheaper off-contract price compared to other companies, it was an instant winner.

As such, debate has been massive about the arrival of the follow-up device, the OnePlus 2. In particular, what the specs will be for the newer OnePlus device. One of the big talking points of these rumored specs has been on the processor front as it was largely rumored that the OnePlus 2 would come sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. For those who have not been following the exploits of the Snapdragon 810, this is a highly controversial processor which has repeatedly been reported as having issues with overheating. In fact, so much so that Qualcomm released a revised edition of the chipset in the form of the Snapdragon 810 v2.1. Although, already, the Sony Xperia Z3+ has now seen reports of possible overheating with the revised 810 processor too.

Well, OnePlus this morning have confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will indeed come with the 810 processor and it will be the revised v2.1 chip. What's more, is that OnePlus are clearly starting that the OnePlus 2 will not suffer from the same overheating issues which have plagued the 810. In the OnePlus announcement, OnePlus detail that they had tried with other processors but in the end opted for the 810 due to its better compatibility with the OnePlus 2. According to OnePlus "While we played around with other options, we always came back to the 810. Its speed and ability to multitask while maintaining optimal battery performance remain unmatched amongst others in the industry".

In terms of the overheating, OnePlus state they have been working with Qualcomm engineers to ensure the same problem does not persist. Noting that both the hardware and the software have been tweaked and tuned to ensure the device does not overheat. Adding that "OxygenOS has been optimized to work beautifully with the Snapdragon 810". Unfortunately, OnePlus do not detail any further information on what specs to expect with the 810 although they do state they will be releasing the details "piece by piece". You can read the full blog post from OnePlus by clicking the source link below.

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