Chinese start-up OnePlus has finally made an announcement on its next smartphone- the OnePlus Two. The OnePlus One was released in June last year, so not a single word until now had let some tech buffs to assume that the OnePlus Two may not feature at all this year.
However, instead of making an all-in-one announcement, OnePlus has begun the proceedings with the confirmation of the most important component of a smartphone, and how.
Through a post in its official web forum, OnePlus confirmed that the 2 is in the works and that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor will be powering it. Given that the Snapdragon 810 chip has been in the news for a while for all the wrong reasons, OnePlus decided to leave no stones unturned to justify the decision.
While users of Sony's Xperia Z4 and HTC's One M9 have been crying foul over the 810 processor heating up their phones, Qualcomm have remained defiant lately despite major tech firms opting either in favour of the leaner Snapdragon 808 or their home-grown processors.
However, with OnePlus now taking its side, Qualcomm must be breathing sighs of relief. OnePlus added that they worked with Qualcomm's engineers to produce an upgraded Snapdragon 810 v2.1 which performed admirably without showing any signs of overheating. In addition, OnePlus have also smoothly integrated their OxygenOS interface with the new chip to bring out improved performance from the OnePlus Two.
As an added precaution, OnePlus have insulated the processors with a thermal gel as well as graphite plating to absorb all the heat emanating from the chips, so that the user won't be able to feel much heat on the surface.
For users who wish to know more about the upcoming device, OnePlus said that they will be releasing periodic updates about internal specifications of the Two. However, there was no mention of a release date in the UK.