Jun 18th, 2015

oneplus 2 mad

Yesterday it was revealed that the OnePlus 2 would use a new version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset. It’s “v2.1” and they’ve gone through some revisions to make sure the chipset has no overheating issues.

And everyone proceeded to call them liars. And now they’re mad. No, really, they are actually mad. They maintain that the Snapdragon 810 is a great chipset, and that there won’t be any performance sacrifices made in order to keep the heat down.

Their claims don’t seem unfounded, with AnandTech’s analysis showing that this version of the Snapdragon 810 actually has a 33% advantage in memory bandwidth and a slight increase in clock speed for its GPU.

The biggest reason they’re pissed off is because they feel they really didn’t push the limit in going with the Snapdragon 810, but that would be a very narrow way to look at it. For starters, the Snapdragon 810 is still a top-line chipset despite some of its early issues.

They also revealed that it costs more than the Snapdragon 801 ever did, noting that their phone will most certainly cost more than $322 as a result. How much higher? They weren’t at liberty to say just yet, but we’re hoping they’ll look to keep their trend of accepting razor-thin profits up, so we won’t be expecting it at much more than $400.

All of that is to say that it’s too early to pass a judgment on a phone we haven’t even seen yet (well, that’s not entirely true — the phone in the image above is an actual OnePlus 2 prototype, but it’s kind of hard to tell) so hold your horses and wait for all the details to come to light.

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