OnePlus 2’s ‘improved’ Qualcomm 810 chip is cooler than Sony and HTC’s

Alex Yau
June 18, 2015

OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus Two will feature an ‘improved’ Qualcomm 810 processor.

Put simply, this means the Two will have a better time handling processor-intense tasks that could otherwise slow the phone down. The 810 chip, which is also being used in the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3+, has suffered problems with overheating. OnePlus, however, reckons it’s solved the problem.

“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’.”

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OnePlus is also redesigning OxygenOS – its user interface – to work more smoothly with the 810 chip. The brand claims this will allow it to ‘intuitively know which processor should be used for what task, and it avoids using two or more processors that are right next to each other.’

The 810 chipset will offer top-end specs, 4K video recording support and improved charging and battery management, but phones using it so far haven’t really blown minds in terms of battery or performance.

If OnePlus can solve the 810’s overheating problems and still offer the OnePlus 2 with the same high-end specs and cheap price of the One, then the OnePlus Two will no doubt be a success.

Tech Radar recently reported that the 2 will arrive in the UK from Q3 2015, with Chinese media sources saying that it will arrive at the start of the quarter in July.

The same rumours have suggest that the 2’s price will be 1,999 Chinese Yuan, which is roughly around £207. The UK price will most likely be higher than that, but it’s likely that the OnePlus 2 will undercut its competition.

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