OnePlus 2 will come with a Snapdragon 810 v2.1: reportedly it won't overheat, or so they say


It seems that the OnePlus 2 is just around the corner and the first official sneak peeks at the device's specs are already beginning to show up. It was announced today in a Facebook blogpost that the OnePlus 2 will sport the hottest (no pun intended) chipset that Qualcomm has come to date, the octa-core Snapdragon 810, which is also powering the HTC One M9 and a slew of other phones.

We know what you're thinking: "Thanks for nothing, OnePlus, the Snapdragon 810 will make your second flagship killer too hot to handle!", but it seems that this might not be the case. See, OnePlus claimed it's perfectly aware of the overheating issues plaguing the silicon chip, that's why it reported that it has taken the necessary precautions.

As the company puts it, the OnePlus 2 will employ an improved version of the chip, v2.1, which is "fine-tuned both hardware and software"-wise. Apart from coming with the revised version of the chip, the second OnePlus handset will come with a thermal gel coating and graphite inside that will aim to dissipate the accumulated heat away. 

It is also said that OnePlus doesn't intend to throttle the chipset the way HTC did with a software update for its One M9. Will all of this be enough to keep the OnePlus 2 cool and snappy? The company says that "after rigorous testing, the OnePlus 2 meets the industry standard for phone temperature, even with hours of use".

Here's to hoping that OnePlus 2 users won't prove otherwise.

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61 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Won't overheat? That's what HTC, Xiaomi, and Sony said. And we all know how that turned out.

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep turned out not a single M9 had overheat of all the one we sold. As for Xiaomi and sony no clue we dont sell those. The M9 is also smoother and faster than the S6 when navigating the UI. PA need to stop the propaganda.

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Because they underclocked it...

21. Shocky unregistered

Yep, HTC's solution was a throttle more. Ignore marorun, he's in denial.

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Quit playing dumb. The fact that HTC released an update that heavily throttles the CPU is a very clear indication that it suffered from overheating. The fact that NTT DoComo issued a warning, is a clear indication. The fact that Sony admitted to overheating is AGAIN a clear indication. The fact that Xiaomi and OnePlus have had to put in measures to reduce heat, is ONCE AGAIN clear indication. Honestly, the evidence is overwhelming, one would have to be extremely thick headed and plain stupid to say PA are spreading propaganda.

19. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

you need to stop trolling! HTC One M9 = meh and that's about it

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm , what a load of crap, hm, it can not even keep up with the G4http://youtu.be/ZpsO7Sk6w9E 9 min in the m9 goes up with the G4, crap the apps open slow

27. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Why is everyone complaining about the heat.? My note 4 Exynos is clocked at 2.5ghz, temperature reaches 70celcuis. I'm not butthurt. I'm happier that my phone performs 35% faster than crappy standard Note4.

42. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Cause they know nothing about overheating they are stupid overheating is when the phone can't perform due to heat all phones get heated Sony's phones always have overheating problems HTC M8 get heated too they are just a bunch of idiots who believe anything they saw on a site or a video.

48. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

It's not about the temperature you can sustain. It's about the temperature your phone can sustain while performing normally. An overworked iPhone 6 or older Android flagship against an SD810 phone could have the same temperature (let's say 40 degrees Celsius to the touch) but the SD810 phone may lose more performance over time. Cortex A57 cores probably could happily perform at 70 degrees in a Mediatek SoC, just not inside the SD810. Qualcomm had way less experience withe ARM's big.LITTLE's microarchitecture than other manufacturers and was forced to rush their flagship SoC against Apple and Nvidia.

56. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

You are wrong. With 5433 on note4, when update to android 5 run very fast and cooler than s805. I have both.

61. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

That's because you don't even know how to measure CPU temperature. On stock 1,9 GHz it takes 5 - 7 seconds to reach 95°C from the usual 40 - 50 degrees.

58. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

You are higher then a satellite buddy... put the pipe down

60. aru2hot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

@ marorun Please stop posting the same information again and again in every article...The fact is 810 overheats and the only possible solution would be to throttle it. One Plus should rather go with 808 or even the 805.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Sony phones always have heating issues so nothing new HTC M8 have heating issues too. I don't mean overheating it doesn't exist in those phones.

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There are more one plus one article in Internetzz than then number of units sold to actual users... Fact :)

18. Smithy5995

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

This is a new version of the chip as stated in the forum post (v2.1) on the Qualcomm blog they say it runs cooler than the 801 SoC.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes the same ones being used by Sony, they overheat, it was also the same ones used from that China company where they was all over heating and they also said they was using new cooling tech, it did not work, I think it was the company that own 1+1 and try and say they do not

30. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Same version of 810 is in Z3+ and it still overheats. Z3+ is specified as having MSM8994 (Rev. 2.1) and it is probably better than first batch of 810s that went into M9 and Flex 2 but it still has issues.

20. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

And not to mention LG G Flex 2 overheats, and they totally avoided it for their flagship G4. Even the Japanese carrier and Sony themselves acknowledged there is a overheating issue.

25. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

So now it will preform just like the S805, by underclocking it. Then what's the point of this soc. Stupid idiots should've used heat sinks air vents for heat to escape. Is that so efen hard to do. Every electronic devices have air vents, so heat can escape, rather then being trapped.

36. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I feel like a phone needs to have less openings due to the fact that it has to be more mobile than a computer and other electronic devices. Laptops have the vents for fans, but they don't travel neaerly as much as a phone. Phones go to bars, beaches, concerts, raves, bathrooms. They get thrown onto the bed/sofa. Any hole is just an opportunity to collect dust or other debris in it.

47. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Well people should look after there phone, since you're paying £400+ . They should treat it like their cars. Not abuse it. I've owned sevrals of high end phones, not even a scratch or dent. I hate when it has marks on it. Pristine condition.

43. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah but what if it gets dropped in water or get dust in it. There is more than CPU in a soc for other things it worth it.

49. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

People are not cautious. I've seen lots of users putting there phones with Keyes and money. Disgusting. Marks, dents, scratches. Resale value drops.

38. Simona unregistered

yeah it will .. don't believe that crap

40. westmyth

Posts: 2; Member since: May 28, 2015

Nobody call "xiaomi "in china, it's s**tmi, casue they are only will Private copy.

52. waddup121 unregistered

OnePlus doing the impossible. Okay, we will SEE!

54. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Totally bro. Pete Lau dropped the ball on this one. He could've actually save some money had he opted for the "cheaper" Mediatek 6975 which in fact outperforms the 810. Looks like the OnePlus One will be my last OnePlus phone.

2. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Let's hope that at least one phone will carry the Snapdragon 810 to it's full potential.

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