OnePlus 2 to cost more and it runs at lower speeds to stay cool

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When OnePlus officially announced its decision to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor for its OnePlus 2, they knew people will start talking about its overheating concerns. In a bid to clear the air, the OnePlus team has posted a clarification on their forum to dispel rumours of its upcoming flagship killer.

In terms of pricing, they shared that the new Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor is much more advanced and complex compared to its Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core processor that’s powering the current OnePlus One. They shared that the cost of the processor is about 60% more and this will definitely drive the price beyond US$322 (about RM1,194).

At time of launch, the OnePlus One was priced at US$299 (about RM1,108) for 16GB and US$349 (about RM1,294) for its 64GB version. With the recent price slash, both models are now selling at US$249 (about RM923) and US$299 (about RM1,108) respectively. In Malaysia, the OnePlusOne is currenly sold at RM1,199 and it is exclusive to Maxis.

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With regards to its processor, OnePlus 2 will be using the latest Snapdragon 810 V2.1 variant which supposedly offer better thermal efficiency than the earlier models powering the HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2. They added that all of its 8 same cores are optimised for stability and they will run it at a lower 1.8GHz clock speed for it to stay cool. So in a way, the processor has been throttled considering the rest of the competition using the newer V2.1 variant like the Xperia Z3+/Z4 and Mi Note Pro are running its 4x Cortex-A57 cores at a higher 2.0GHz. However they reassured that they take the necessary steps for optimal performance so that you won’t have to settle.

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