OnePlus shook the industry and really showed other manufacturers who’s boss with the OnePlus One. Sure, it wasn’t the “best” around, but it was pretty damn close and costed about half of what its direct competitors were charging. It offered the best bang for your buck (and probably still does), so it’s no wonder all eyes are on the Chinese startup as the announcement of the OnePlus 2 approaches.
Do you remember when the OnePlus One was about to be announced? The company is known for really hyping up their products, letting fans only catch bits and pieces of information at a time. Well, the madness has begun, just as speculations and rumors had begun to swirl. The OnePlus 2 will launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor on board, which also means it will tout a powerful Adreno 430 GPU.
OnePlus claims to have gone through plenty of testing with other chips, but kept coming back to the Snapdragon 810, which has proved to be an industry leader in speed, multi-tasking and superior battery life. This chipset will enable 4K video recording, immersive 3D gaming, great camera performance and more. There is one major complaint about the Snapdragon 810, though – it seems to be plagued by overheating issues.
At least these are problems which have shown up in other devices bearing the same SoC, but OnePlus swears this won’t be an issue and the OnePlus 2 will be “cooler than ever”. This is mostly because they are using the Snapdragon 810 version 2.1. This new chip’s improvements, along with hardware and software optimizations, should do the trick… or at least we hope so.
OnePlus then goes on to mention that they will, in fact, reveal the specs piece by piece. Get ready for a bunch of posts like this one!
Are any of you thinking of buying this phone if OnePlus hits the right standards?
Other rumored specs
We can’t confirm other specs yet, but there’s been a bevy of rumors surrounding the topic. It’s said the device could come with 3 GB of RAM and either a Full HD or a QHD 5.5-inch display. Some even say there could be two versions, and the price could start somewhere between $300 and $400 USD.