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OnePlus 2 confirmed to have a Snapdragon 810 CPU

Few days back when we posted about the OnePlus 2 having the Hydrogen OS, we were doubtful about the other specifications. But yesterday, the staff members of the OnePlus team took to the forums and reported some further information about the OnePlus 2 chipset information and other developments that the engineering team has been putting into it. So it’s official that the OnePlus 2 will ship along with the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 which OnePlus One refers to as “ultimate connected computer processor” in their forum post.

Yes, you’re expected to get worried about the heating issues with this SoC, but OnePlus made it a point to address this issue. Hence, they report that Snapdragon 810 v2.1 is the improved version of the predecessor and the team has been closely working with the Qualcomm team to come up with a solution to the same.

Although there have been reports that the 810 runs warmer than its predecessors, we assure you that we have taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this from occurring in the 2. We worked very closely with Qualcomm’s engineers to integrate an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) in the OnePlus 2, and fine-tuned both hardware and software. The 2 will be “cooler than ever”.

You might be curious to know how OnePlus encountered the problem of overheating with the new processor. Well, they’ve mentioned that the several CPU processors are layered with both thermal gel and graphite. These elements ensure that heat generated from the processors will dissipate evenly, as opposed to being concentrated and leading to performance issues. OnePlus also claims to have tested it vigorously before deploying the two elements together.

As for software, OxygenOS has been optimized to work beautifully with the Snapdragon 810. We’ve created a proprietary technology, which handles a variety of tasks for the chipset inside the 2. Of the aforementioned eight CPU processors, these vary in size for different tasks in the phone. For example, one or two of the larger processors would be used for graphics-heavy gaming, while in contrast, the small processor would be used for simple text messaging.

Source: OnePlus Forum post

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