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

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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30 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

6. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

15. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

23. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

24. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Because logicz...XD

19. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 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

25. waddup121 unregistered

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

2. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

its O2 oxygen os

3. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 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)

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

26. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol nice one hahah.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Looks great!

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

27. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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

28. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

7. abhi0502

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 07, 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

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

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

11. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

16. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

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

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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

13. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

17. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

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

18. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

21. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

29. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

30. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 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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