OnePlus has opted for the Snapdragon 810… but it’s not what you think
OnePlus has started slowly letting the cat out of the bag and has announced the chipset it’s using for the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone. The device has yet to be unveiled, but the company has decided to give us a snippet of what we can expect from the flagship: the inclusion of the Snapdragon 810 processor.
“… our engineers debated endlessly over which CPU would be the perfect fit for the 2. While we played around with other options, we always came back to the 810. Its speed and ability to multitask while maintaining optimal battery performance remain unmatched amongst others in the industry.”
The chipset includes an octa-core CPU with 64-bit computing, 4K Ultra HD video streaming, Adreno 430 GPU for an immersive 3D gaming experience, a fast photo-taking experience, and exceptional battery life. The 8 cores in the CPU vary in size and they’re each used for different purposes so that the phone allocates the appropriate amount of power for various tasks, from the graphics-heavy games to simple text messaging.
While there have been many disheartening reports about Qualcomm’s seemingly ill-faded chipset, OnePlus reassures us that the two companies worked hard to integrate a new version of the chipset. Version 2.1 utilizes thermal gel and graphite to address the overheating issues, giving us a device that’s “cooler than ever”.
The OnePlus 2 is set to be announced soon, and we’re excited to see what the company is planning to give us (as well as how it’s priced).