More details of the much-awaited OnePlus 2 (aka OnePlus Two) have been leaked over the last few weeks, even as the release date gets closer. The Chinese smartphone maker has now confirmed that the device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1.
The OnePlus 2 is expected to be released in July though the exact date is not confirmed. It was rumoured to be coming on 1 June but it didn't happen.
Pete, Administrator of OnePlus forum, has finally confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 (new version of the SoC) under the hoods.
"I am proud to share with you that our eagerly-awaited OnePlus 2 will come loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor, engineered for OnePlus and our next generation flagship phone. Just like we did with the OnePlus One, our engineers debated endlessly over which CPU would be the perfect fit for the 2," wrote Pete.
He claimed that the much-talked-about processor supports streaming of 4K Ultra HD video, crisp and fast photos, immersive 3D gaming, high-quality video streaming and enhances battery life. He added that overheating issue of the processor has also been solved with new version of the SoC.
"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," he wrote.
"The 2 packs some outstanding specs that need to be powered by more than just any processor, and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The Snapdragon 810 v2.1 is just the beginning of something beautiful," he added, without revealing specifications.
The OnePlus 2 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocking at 1.5 GHz and run Android 5.1 Lollipop, according to GSMArena.
It went on to claim that the device could have 16/64 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM (no microSD card), 16 MP main camera, 5 MP front snapper, and non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery.
The price of the upcoming device is expected to be higher than that of its predecessor, the OnePlus One, which was launched at $300 for the 16GB variant.
According to Phandroid, the OnePlus 2 is expected to come with a price tag of 1,999 Chinese Yuan (approximately $322). So, it wouldn't come as a surprise if it is priced $349 in international markets.