OnePlus 2 tipped to launch in July with Snapdragon 810, 13MP camera, and affordable price

OnePlus 2 tipped to launch in July with Snapdragon 810, 13MP camera, and affordable price
According to a new report from China, the OnePlus 2 will be unveiled at a press conference next month. The smartphone is said to continue along the lines that OnePlus has drawn with its debut handset by offering high-end specs at an affordable price.

According to industry sources quoted by a Chinese publication, the OnePlus 2 will be released at a special press conference in July. Carl Pei, the CEO of OnePlus, previously revealed that the handset will be introduced in Q2 or Q3, and a July release date for the OnePlus 2 would fit the bill perfectly.

The OnePlus 2 will allegedly come with the type of refreshed specs one would expect from a 2015 high-end smartphone. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, a 13MP primary camera, as well as a 1080 x 1920 display of unspecified size. The original OnePlus One came with a 5.5-inch display, which seems to be a good bet for the OnePlus 2 as well, despite the fact that the company previously acknowledged that the larger form factor is not everyone's favorite.

Although it will come with the specs to tackle devices such as the Xperia Z3+ or the HTC One M9, the handset is said to be priced at 1999 Yuan ($322) in China. Last month, Pei argued that a Snapdragon 810-powered smartphone would be 'reasonably' priced at 2499 Yuan ($403), so take this pricing information with a dose of skepticism. The original OnePlus One debuted at $349 for the 16GB model, and at $399 for the 64GB model. More recently, OnePlus permanently slashed prices by $50, signaling that stocks might need to be cleared before the OnePlus 2 is launched.

Even if these reports turn out to be accurate, and the OnePlus 2 will launch next month, it remains to be seen how many units will be available at launch. OnePlus previously confirmed that it will go back to the dreaded invitation-based sales model, but the company claims to have learned from its mistakes, and that more units will be available at launch.

Before unveiling the One, the startup only estimated to sell 100,000 handsets during 2014, but after launching to better-than-anticipated success in June last year, the smartphone sold in more than 1 million units by this January.

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37 Comments

1. whatisinaname

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Snapdragon 810 out there to spoil another company's party with its heating issues. Though One Plus may emerge unscathed owing to its affordability. Let's see!

6. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Exynos processor on S6 edge overheat as well. But Samsung PR department is doing some great job here to cover it up. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2e4f5vk&s=8

11. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

yes, its kinda true. I was checking a galaxy S6 on a samsung outlet for 5 min, it does overheat itself a bit ...

22. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Overheat or get hot? There's a difference. I've had my S6 2 months and it gets hot, but no hotter than my G2, DNA or Thunderbolt did. At work I deal with S4's all day and they overheat and have to actually give you a warning in the notification and dim the screen. My G2 did it once as well. S6 has not did that. Most modern phones will get hot when pushed.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Overheat or get hot depend on the thermal trigger thats the OEM put in. HTC put the trigger lower so the CPU wont get as hot and will have same performance tru all the phone life. Samsung put the trigger much higher and after some time the Soc will start to degrade and performance will lower ( ence the fact samsung device start to get slower after sometime ) I have client thats came to the store with S6 having thats thermal message and i had other thats came to the store and shown me melted plastic from the case they put on the S6 thats is still stuck to the phone ( and yeah they also have the partially melted case ) I did not had a single HTC come back with overheating and i am selling twice more M9 than S6 at the store i work.. So sorry dude.. I agree all phone will get hot when pushed my Sony Z1 was getting pretty hot when playing games.

12. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Excellent comment but unfortunately everyone will deny it

13. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

it doesn't overheat. Its only more hot than the S810 cause it doesn't throttle any of the big A57 cores when in action. And the Exynos in the S6 score 69000+ in antutu and the S810 scores about 50000-56000 points.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Both the Exynos and the SD810 use same type of core btw and make about the same heats with small difference. But Samsung put the heat trigger much higher and i am telling you this is bad for your phonelife. I had load of overheat issues with S6 at my store... Funny is if they come with this problem in first 15 days they can change model.. and they go for the M9 instead this is so funny!

17. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Funny enough i have seen various users complaining of that, and the Exynos after all does get hot too, i've seen various users attributing the S810's heat to (surprisingly) the A53 cores. Since the difference in performance between the A57's and A53 is so big the CPU transfers from a low frequency in the A57's to the maximum frequency in the A53 and that is producing heat and is draining battery, the worse is that it does that a lot and depends on the A53's a lot. HTC apparently started throttling the A53 cores more and letting the A57 cores loosen a bit and it supposedly improved battery and performance on the latest software update.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yes its did my clients love the M9 even more since last update! And yes i read about this somewhere on the web its the big little architecture thats is a big fail!

18. Shocky unregistered

Useless without context. Charging? gaming? case? all three? It's not difficult to get a mobile device to heat up and it doesn't indicate overheating.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Depend on the heat limit the OEM have put as well.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

All high end Android handsets get warm, even the GS2 at the time. There is a distinct difference between getting warm and overheating though. It has nothing to do with the Samsung PR team. In fact, I think their PR team is pretty piss poor. With their resources, they should be doing a much better job.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

But then why no return for the M9 for overheating but lots of them for the S6 at the store i work?

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

This is so true!!! Sold twice more HTC M9 than S6 and S6 edge but not a single HTC came back with any issues at all ( including overheating ) But i had at least 4 S6 edge with overheating and 1 S6.

35. HotnReady

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

74 degrees? Wow it's nothing.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Coolio!

16. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not necessary...if oneplus dev team could make cpu governor rely more on A53 cores then heating situation could be handled with ease. If got temptation to buy OPO2...first thing I'd look for is rom/kernel that allow to completely disable A57 cores :)

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

ITs the other way around. Its the A53 core thats need a too high voltage and make heats. This issues exist on all Big little implimentation but the bigger the die ( 14 vs 20 ) the higher the heat but still i am getting more S6 return because of heat than M9 and as i keep on saying i sell more M9...

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Why manufacturers won't stay away from Snapdragon 810? Looks like there will be some "OnePlus 2 overheating news" after the launch.

8. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They won't stay away because there's no alternative solution. Mediateks are rubbish, Samsung won't sell their SoCs to main competitors. SD808 runs coller but also has much weaker GPU.

14. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Much weaker? Adreno 418 offers about 67% performance compared to Adreno 430 and 134% performance compared to Adreno 330. I call this performance good. GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen) - G Flex 2 - 22 G4 - 14.8 G3 - 11

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

1080p gaming under 30 fps ( and ideally 60 ) is worst and worst. So 22 fps to 14.8 make a BIG difference!

15. singhkaran9830 unregistered

They could have used Exynos 5433,its 64bit and has a good GPU as well.

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

the memory controller on the 5433 is not 64bit.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Maybe because the propaganda is not true?

3. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

With some other graphite or fancy cooling fin design one would hope.. Xiaomi's solution for their Mi Note Pro so far is the only SD810 device with that somewhat mixed favorable op temps.

4. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Another manufacturer falling to Snapdragon 810. At this point I would have preferred to see a Snapdragon 805 or better yet wait for the 820/815 or what ever it's called. The 801 inside the first OPO isn't even that outdated.

9. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD805 is pretty old and doesn't support 64-bits. Waiting for SD820 means freezing your business for almost a year. You just can't do that.

5. surethom

Posts: 1667; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Let hope they just Launch it this time, & not some stupid jump through hoops just to register.

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