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OnePlus 2 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 was chosen for OnePlus's next smartphone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 was chosen for OnePlus's next smartphone
The company claims to have taken "all the necessary precautions and beyond" to ensure that the notorious SoC doesn't overheat.

Today OnePlus officially announced that their upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, confirming the previously leaked benchmarks. OnePlus claims to have experimented with various chipsets but "always came back to the 810" due to its "speed and ability to multitask while maintaining optimal battery performance".

While the Snapdragon 810 is indeed known to be one of the most powerful ARM processors currently available, it is also known to overheat: every smartphone equipped with it was reported to suffer from this issue at some point. So far, manufacturers dealt with it by releasing updates which prevented the SoC from running at full speed for a long time, but OnePlus has a different solution. The company claims to have used "an improved version of the chipset (v2.1)" thanks to which the OnePlus 2 "meets the industry standard for phone temperature, even with hours of use".

OnePlus' Oxygen OS was also optimized for the new SoC and should "intuitively know" whether to use the powerful Cortex-A57 cores or the efficient Cortex-A53 ones for each particular task. It should also ideally avoid using cores that are physically located next to each other.

According to the forum post, ther specifications of the OnePlus 2 will be released "piece by piece", so we expect to learn more in the coming weeks.


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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-06-17 (Update: 2015-06-18)