The OnePlus 2 is coming and it looks like the company is really aiming to hit it out of the ballpark when it comes to specifications. Carl Pei and the team at OnePlus took to Reddit as part of an AMA session ahead of the launch scheduled for 27th July. While OnePlus has been regularly providing weekly updates about the specifications of phone, the AMA resulted in some additional information regarding the battery unit on the handset. Continue reading “OnePlus 2 to pack 3300mAh battery in a smaller frame than original”
OnePlus continues their old tradition of revealing the specifications of their upcoming hardware in bits and pieces. Today’s reveal focuses on the built in RAM on the handset. The company took to their forums once again to announce that the upcoming OnePlus 2 will have 4GB of built in RAM. Continue reading “OnePlus 2 will pack 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM”
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced that that the much-awaited OnePlus 2 will be priced under $450. The device is scheduled to launch at a virtual reality event on July 27. Continue reading “OnePlus 2 will be priced under $450, promises CEO Pete Lau”
OnePlus has announced that it will unveil its second flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2, at a virtual reality event on July 27th. This is the world’s first product launch in VR, says the company. “A VR launch lets you stand right next to our team and our fans as we unveil our new flagship. You’ll be able to look around as you check out the phone in a new way and maybe even find a few hidden Easter eggs”, said OnePlus.
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Yesterday, OnePlus announced that OnePlus 2 will support USB Type-C connector. Now a fresh set of photos are live on companies official Facebook account that gives a clear look at the USB Type-C connector.
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More and more details are beginning to trickle out as the next generation OnePlus is about to be revealed. The company recently revealed it’s intention to use a somewhat maligned Snapdragon 810 processor in its next gen flagship. Today, the company announced via a post on it’s social channels that the phone will be using a Type C USB connector. Continue reading “OnePlus 2 to sport a USB Type-C connector”
OnePlus has been relatively coy about the upcoming successor to their first handset, the OnePlus One. The sophomore release of the phone is being revealed piecemeal with the release date still unknown. On that note, the company took to its forums to reveal that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset.
In particular, the company has chosen to go with v2.1 of the processor. The Snapdragon 810 is an Octa Core chipset and is 64bit compatible. In terms of capabilities, the chipset will let users steam 4K video as well as record ultra HD video. The capabilities of the Snapdragon 810 chip are well known but OnePlus claims to have integrated a newer, version 2.1, of the chipset into the handset which goes a long way in fixing the problems associated with overheating. The Snapdragon 810 chipset has been widely panned for overheating and the likes of LG too haven’t been able to resolve this issue.Indeed the solution so far has been thermal throttling of the chipset which results in decreased performance. The problem is documented well enough to have forced LG to opt for a slightly lower end hexa core 808 chipset that delivers similar real world performance with none of the heating issues.
In addition to the work done on reducing heating issues in collaboration with Qualcomm on a chipset level, OnePlus is also employing layers of thermal gel and graphite to dissipate heat evenly. While practically all multicore phones actively delegate tasks to individual processors based on computing requirements, OnePlus claims to have deviced a proprietary solution that ensures that such tasks aren’t assigned to adjoining processor cores as far as possible.
It certainly seems like OnePlus is working hard to mitigate any overheating issues that have plagued the Snapdragon 810 chipset as they go ahead with integrating the SoC into their upcoming flagship. We’ve seen mixed results from the efforts made by larger smartphone manufacturers so we do feel a bit skeptical about the company’s ability to achieve these results. The OnePlus 2 will be out later this year and we can’t wait to find out if the company delivers on its promise when it comes to a high end, yet cool computing experience.
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