Anyone remember how OnePlus revealed the details of its first smartphone, the OnePlus One? The company would confirm a new specification every other week to keep the hype machine rolling for its first device and it appears to be doing the same thing this time around as we look forward to the OnePlus 2. Today OnePlus took to its official forums to confirm the OnePlus 2 processor, which as we all know is the most crucial component in any smartphone.
OnePlus 2 is going to be powered by the octacore 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1. Many of you might remember that the first iteration of this processor suffered from overheating issues, and some believe that’s just one of the reasons why Samsung decided to not go with it for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
Several tests have shown that the processor does tend to overheat which is why devices like the LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9 have to put up with thermal throttling. On the other hand the Xperia Z4, which runs the updated v2.1 of the 810, doesn’t appear to be rid of the problem completely.
OnePlus wants to convince us that this is not going to be the case with the OnePlus 2. The company says that it has been working very closely with Qualcomm to “integrate an improved version” of the v2.1 chipset in its upcoming smartphone. To control overheating issues OnePlus is going to use thermal gel and graphite that’s placed in different areas of the phone. The graphite will allow heat generated by the processor to dissipate evenly.
On the software side of things OnePlus says that OxygenOS has been optimized to work “beautifully” with the Snapdragon 810, promising a smooth and fluid user experience.
The OnePlus One is expected to be unveiled in the coming months, but before that happens, you can count on OnePlus to take the longest possible road to that aim.