Once unknown company OnePlus stunned the tech world with its flagship smartphone “One,” by bundling cutting-edge configurations with an affordable price tag. And the upcoming successor, OnePlus 2, has been on the rumor mill’s radar for quite some time. Now, OnePlus has confirmed the hardware of the OnePlus 2 smartphone is ready.
The OnePlus 2 will apparently be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor. Meanwhile, the same handset with Snapdragon 810 SoC on board was reportedly spotted in the benchmark testing sites. OnePlus has a good track record of picking the latest and best chip available, notes GSM Arena.
On the other hand, the notorious Snapdragon 810 chip from Qualcomm has been in news for all the wrong reasons lately. As it turns out, Snapdragon 810 SoC's overheating problem may have overshadowed the otherwise powerful chip. Reportedly, all the handsets that house this chipset have faced overheating problems at some point, says GSM Arena. The flagship HTC One M9 and HTC J Butterfly have reportedly faced similar issues.
Meanwhile, OnePlus is confident that the upcoming OnePlus 2 will not face any such problems. The tech titan is using Version 2.1 of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip. The new V2.1 is said to be an improved version of the problematic original chipset.
OnePlus assured customers on its website that it had “taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this [overheating] from occurring in the [OnePlus 2]. ... We worked very closely with Qualcomm’s engineers to integrate an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) in the OnePlus 2 and fine-tuned both hardware and software. The 2 will be cooler than ever.”
OnePlus will apparently layer both thermal gel and graphite on top of the chip. This unique layering will reportedly ensure that the generated heat on the chip is dissipated efficiently. In comparison, the original Snapdragon 810 SoC accumulated the heat in some parts of the device, which contributed to the performance problems.
The new OnePlus Oxygen OS based on Android will also be optimized to work with the Snapdragon 810 chip. This OS is supposed to “intuitively” figure out which processor to use for specific tasks. Plus, it reportedly refrains from utilizing two or more processors positioned next to each other.