The OnePlus 2 will use the infamously hot Snapdragon 810 processor, though the company promises it’s cooled off any overheating problems.
That’s what OnePlus says in the first of what will be many blogposts about the specs of the upcoming OnePlus 2. The company says in a blog post this is version 2.1 of the Snapdragon 810, which has been engineered to mitigate any problems with running too hot.
“Although there have been reports that the 810 runs warmer than its predecessors, we assure you that we have taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this from occurring in the 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”.
The story behind the story: OnePlus is making a big point about the fact this is version 2.1 of this system-on-a-chip to allay any fears about its overheating issue. OnePlus promises that this is the first drop of spec information that will slowly pour out over time, much like LG did with the G4, and OnePlus did last year for the OnePlus One. Not every announcement will be newsworthy, but we’ll keep watch to see what else OnePlus has in store for its follow-up phone.