It has been a long time coming, but our first official details of the OnePlus 2 have surfaced thanks to a forum post from the OnePlus team. The highly anticipated OnePlus 2 will feature the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. It seems as if OnePlus and Qualcomm will tackle the overheating issues head on.
According to the article, the OnePlus engineers went back and forth on which processor to use for the OnePlus 2, but kept going back to the Snapdragon 810. They noted that its speed and ability to multitask while maintaining top battery performance was the deciding factor.
To give a refresher on the Snapdragon 810, it features a 64-bit architecture running eight cores. Four cores are clocked at 2 GHz and four more cores clocked at 1.55 GHz. On top of that it is made with a 20nm process and is running the latest Adreno 430 GPU.
It seems as if OnePlus and Qualcomm have teamed-up on the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 to make the software and hardware work efficiently while keeping it a very powerful package. We’ve seen this before the LG and Qualcomm on the Snapdragon 808 processor. What’s interesting is that they clearly note the typical Snapdragon 810 overheats, but the software being optimized alongside the S810 v2.1, will run much, much cooler.
It will definitely be interesting to see if Qualcomm in partnership with OnePlus can finally cool the heat on the Snapdragon 810. The processor has been plagued ever since its debut on the LG G Flex 2, so it has been heavily throttled, which limits performance.