By now, most of the specs of the upcoming OnePlus 2
are no secret. It is said to come with a Snapdragon 810 chipset, a USB Type-C port, an eventual metallic body, and there will be models with 4 GB of RAM, as the company itself teased. The display diagonal also revealed itself to be 5.5" inches, with 1080p screen resolution.
The rest of the sheet includes a 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP selfie snapper, 64 GB of storage, and a 3300 mAh battery. A metal body is all the more likely, looking at the specs, given that the weight of the phone is shown at the hefty 166g mark. The only eyebrow-raiser here is the Snapdragon 810 chipset, and the pesky overheating/throttling issues
that might be arriving with it.
OnePlus One vs OnePlus 2 AnTuTu score
This is why the OnePlus team went out of its way to assure us that the Snapdragon 810 beast will be tamed in its newest flagship with several approaches. It will allegedly use the latest, improved version of the chip, v2.1
, which will be "fine-tuned both hardware and software
"-wise. OnePlus have also allegedly applied a thermal gel coating and graphite inside the phone, gunning for more effective heat dissipation.
Still, a leaked benchmark shows that OnePlus 2 might bet on the good ol' thermal throttling
to keep the temperature in check. The screenshot purportedly shows the old OnePlus One
compared to the new flagship, and they both got around the same score on AnTuTu, despite the fact that last year's edition is running on Snapdragon 801.
The 810 chipset n the other handsets that have it, like the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
, is capable of much higher results, but OnePlus might have decided to play it safe, and underclock its v2.1 chipset significantly, in order to avoid any heating issues that might still arise, hence the modes score. We are very curious to see why the additional effort that OnePlus says it has put towards heat dissipation, still requires the thermal throttling we see in the benchmark here, but let's wait for the final retail version to hit the shelves before we jump to any conclusions.