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OnePlus CEO all but confirms Snapdragon 810 and pricing for the OnePlus Two

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OnePlus CEO all but confirms Snapdragon 810 and pricing for the OnePlus Two
Pete Lau, founder and CEO of OnePlus, has been discussing the company's upcoming flagship, presumably to be called OnePlus Two, with fans over Weibo – a Chinese social network. Aside from praising the home-brewed Hydrogen OS (or H2 OS), apparently an offshot or upgrade of the OxygenOS we've seen replacing Cyanogenmod as an operating system on OnePlus handsets following a fiasco of misunderstandings and deals gone sour, Lau also talked briefly on hardware and pricing.

Namely, the CEO seems to suggest, or at least – doesn't deny – that the OnePlus Two will be loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. This may stir some stinging comments, as the SoC has been quite controversial as of late, following allegations that it tends to overheat and throttle a bit too much, and the fact that the OnePlus Two is not coming for a few more months, which means that it could easily wait out Qualcomm's next offering. However, the company will be looking for an easy way to build an affordable, bang-for-the-buck handset and placing a still potent, yet not cutting-edge SoC in the Two will allow it to cut some corners in the budget.

Now, on the topic of pricing, Pete Lau said that, assuming the phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 810, a price of ¥2499 (~$403) sounds "reasonable". Now, as far as availability goes, we'll have to fall back on previous rumors, which claim that the company's second flagship will be launched in Q3 2015, sporting a fingerprint scanner among other surprises.

source: Weibo (translated) via GizChina

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posted on 07 May 2015, 03:38 9

1. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


well they could always use the new 810 v2.1 which seems to be a lot better than the original 810 .

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:17

6. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Or just use it at slower speed...
ex. 1.8 GHz instead of 2.0GHz

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:40 7

9. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


nah i'd rather have the 810 v2.1 than a slowed down version of the original 810

posted on 07 May 2015, 06:10

15. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I'm just saying that perhaps the v2.1 is the slower version of the original 810.
or if the 2.1 is not coming on time, they will use the slower 810.

slower 810 still better than 808...
bigger number always better.

posted on 07 May 2015, 08:05

23. may_czos (Posts: 772; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


If v2.1 is slower, why it scores higher in benchmarks?

posted on 07 May 2015, 08:47

24. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 248; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Because logicz...XD

posted on 07 May 2015, 07:27

19. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


there is no sd810 v2.1 xaiomi never got to use it either they just succeeded in taking away the heat from soc using graphite fins and dissipate it as mi note has 5.7" screen so larger body for heat dissipation and lesser rise in temp

posted on 07 May 2015, 10:03

25. waddup121 (unregistered)


Ooh 810 v2.1. Never heard of that one :o

posted on 07 May 2015, 03:40 1

2. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)


its O2 oxygen os

posted on 07 May 2015, 03:43 2

3. paul.k (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


Actually, Lau's posts talk about a Hydrogen OS

"This is the hydrogen OS advocated "art of living home" concept, with an optimistic, positive attitude to see the world"

(translated with Google Translate)

posted on 07 May 2015, 05:26 22

10. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Next year, they'll mix the two and make water OS.

posted on 07 May 2015, 14:45

26. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Lol nice one hahah.

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:00

4. gaming64 (unregistered)


Looks great!

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:06 3

5. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1542; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I have been told Oxygen OS is worse than CM, much less customization etc. Is it true?

posted on 07 May 2015, 18:40

27. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I've heard it's just stock Android with some additional customization in the drop down menu.

posted on 07 May 2015, 19:12

28. james2841 (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


it is worse than CM if you want to customize things.

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:20 1

7. abhi0502 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


As far i know oxygen os is made by key people behind paranoid android which has less customization and focus more on stability and performance
If u want customization flash custom rom

posted on 07 May 2015, 04:34

8. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


$403 is for China, so we'll pay more as usual.

posted on 07 May 2015, 05:27

11. dimas (Posts: 2269; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Well One Plus should hurry because Chinese brands and Asus are becoming aggressive with their distribution of Zenfone 2. Asus may get the title of the flagship killer that killed the flagship killer.

posted on 07 May 2015, 05:43 2

14. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Well it wouldn't be with the zenfone 2 as its not powerful enough to kill any flagship.

posted on 07 May 2015, 06:52 1

16. Tondern (Posts: 116; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


The Z3580 seems to get higher benchmarks than the S808, so at least it can kill the LG G4.

posted on 07 May 2015, 07:33 2

20. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I wouldn't call the g4 a real flagship phone though.. I'd take the 805 over the 808. Also by the time the zf2 comes out here there will be much more powerful phones.

posted on 07 May 2015, 05:40 1

12. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I hope they fix the production issues this time. I had the OPO and it was a great phone. I know others had issues but mine was flawless

posted on 07 May 2015, 05:43

13. Suo.Eno (Posts: 505; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"and the fact that the OnePlus Two is not coming for a few more months, which means that it could easily wait out Qualcomm's next offering."

Umm nope not necessarily... ergo the inherent risk of single sourced SoC dependence. And even then it's still out there if there's really proof that qcom has finally got its Kryo game face on past the last Krait's "legacy" they'd want to leave behind. Bigger brands than 1+ can't even retool for newer SoCs half the time let alone them.

posted on 07 May 2015, 07:22 2

17. kevin91202 (Posts: 586; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Commas, commas, and more commas. Do PA writers earn more by arbitrarily inserting commas everywhere?

posted on 07 May 2015, 07:26

18. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I don't like experiments with android. It should be close to stock, AOSP alike, with no heavy skins. Every OS based on android and named differently is doomed.

posted on 07 May 2015, 07:55

21. skymitch89 (Posts: 1308; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


The successor to the OnePlus One has been officially confirmed to be called the OnePlus 2. They did this when they announced that the OnePlus One would no longer haveto be purchased using the invite system.

posted on 07 May 2015, 08:00 1

22. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


If they want to charge more than $400 for that phone they better add 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and NFS file system to the pack. If not it will be a serious flop.

posted on 07 May 2015, 23:46

29. material (Posts: 80; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


BAM! OnSale on the first day of Announcement. No invite,No Preorder. Now That would be a real Killer

posted on 14 May 2015, 19:02

30. Nabil111 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I'm not too keen on the pricing. Considering I spent the extra and got the 64GB 1+1, I can't imagine they're talking about the most expensive model when they say "around $400". The way I saw it was if I spent $300, which was only $100 ($150 after I decided on 64GB) more than any equivalent device on contract, I could just own the device outright and it was worth it, but to pay double the premium starts to make it not worth it for me. I guess when you compare it to the ridiculous prices they're charging for 32+GB on contract, I should just accept this pricing like a good boy and be glad I don't have to have to seek a "doctor" and a tub full of ice.....yet.

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