OnePlus 2 Snapdragon 810 "V.2" is a myth?????

  1. midhunraj
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    midhunraj , Jul 16, 2015 :
    According to "PocketNow", the so-called "new" Snapdragon 810 V.2 processor of OnePlus 2 is the same old processor, which is already being used by HTC one M9 and other devices. The only difference is that new OnePlus 2 with these chips will be having an additional heatsink!

    Read the full report here:- snapdragon-circuit.jpg

    OnePlus got the ball rolling on the pre-launch specs it was announcing for its OnePlus 2 handsets a little under a month ago as it shared news of its choice of the Snapdragon 810 for the phone’s SoC. As this is probably the most controversial SoC in recent memory, the company made a point to emphasize how overheating wouldn’t be an issue for the chip, due in part to “an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) in the OnePlus 2.” We’ve already heard about how early 810 issues were blamed on pre-production silicon, so you might have assumed that we were looking forward to another update coming to the chip. According to HTC, that’s not the case, and this v2.1 810 is the same one everyone else is using.

    On Twitter earlier this afternoon, HTC’s Jeff Gordon got to talking about the Snapdragon 810, noting how odd it was that some OEMs (like OnePlus) are emphasizing their use of the v2.1 810 as if it helped set their phones apart from other 810-based phones – ones purportedly prone to overheating.

    According to Gordon, “The truth, according to what Qualcomm tells me, is virtually all OEMs who’ve announced devices with Snapdragon 810 are currently using v2.1.” We’ve already seen evidence in favor of this idea with recent Sony models.

    That means that the OnePlus 2 – and other upcoming 810-powered smartphones – will be running the same chip as HTC has in its One M9. That’s not to say that manufacturers can’t take additional steps to keep the SoC’s thermal profile in check – and OnePlus certainly did mention a heatsink that would help dissipate the 810’s heat in its phone – but don’t expect a chip that’s drastically different from what’s already out there. Further improvements to system firmware are also helping to improve 810 performance over time, and as manufacturers of 810-based handsets implement those changes, users should start reaping the benefits.

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  2. ronii10
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

  3. orestis
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

  4. naseem95
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

  5. ClicheUsername
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

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  6. joshhud
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

    joshhud , Jul 16, 2015 :
    So he said "currently use" could or be they changed to that chip after the complete nose dive they took after that release.

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  7. Up1
    Honeycomb Jul 16, 2015

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  8. fahimnycusa
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

    fahimnycusa , Jul 16, 2015 :
    I'll be waiting for reviews and other user's experience posts

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  9. Kapitan Nemo
    Lollipop Jul 16, 2015

    Kapitan Nemo , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Wise move.

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  10. midhunraj
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    midhunraj , Jul 16, 2015 :
    True. Hurt I am :(

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  11. Baymax
    Starting Point Expert Jul 16, 2015

    Baymax , Jul 16, 2015 :
    It honestly doesn't matter to me. I'll probably end up getting the OP2 regardless

  12. Happy Monk
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

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  13. Dsjm
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    Dsjm , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Not a showstopper for me. I'll trudt OP to do the best for us. But, it is their price that will be the market judge.

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  14. TheJames
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

    TheJames , Jul 16, 2015 :
    People take the time to make articles like this for us I why Is joined this forum. Reasonable and productive article for buyers. Thank you.

  15. midhunraj
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    midhunraj , Jul 16, 2015 :
    Thanx bro :)

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  16. jimmyst
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 16, 2015

    jimmyst , Jul 16, 2015 :
    That's what I asked myself right away too. Another detail I am kind of curious is if those current devices exhibit the same issues as the early ones or there is improvement?

  17. midhunraj
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

    midhunraj , Jul 16, 2015 :
    As far I understand, there is no improvement for the chip from the side of Snapdragaon but other companies which are using it have developed methods to absorb the heat with more efficient heatsinks. So I assume OnePlus 2 would be hosting some extra "things" to cure this part as the company has already promised all of us that they have taken care of the heating issues of this specific processor. Anyway, hope for the best. :)

  18. midhunraj
    Froyo Jul 16, 2015

  19. sirenrof
    Gingerbread Jul 16, 2015

    sirenrof , Jul 16, 2015 :
    I heard they will have a very tiny exhaust fan which expels heat through the speaker ports ...

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  20. godspeed
    Jelly Bean Jul 16, 2015

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