More OnePlus shenanigans. In their announcement of the OnePlus Two, OnePlus claims that their phone will be running a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 in order to avoid the overheating issues that reportedly plague most smartphones.
[blockquote author=””]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”.[/blockquote]
Throughout the announcement of the OnePlus Two CPU, OnePlus refers to its processor as the ‘810 v2.1’ to differentiate itself from the other smartphones using the Snapdragon 801 SoC.
Unfortunately, this is all just a marketing ploy. According to HTC’s Jeff Gordon, Qualcomm has stated that virtually all OEMs with Snapdragon 810 devices are shipping their devices with the Snapdragon 810 v2.1.
While the HTC One M9 doesn’t overheat excessively in most peoples experiences, the Z3+ has had some serious issues.
All this amounts to is that almost all Snapdragon 810 SoC phones are shipping with the v2.1 of the chip, but only OnePlus is insecure enough about their device to make it abundantly clear that they are using the v2.1 810.
Now, this isn’t really a bad thing. Just be assured that your 810 phones are using the v2.1 chip and OnePlus isn’t the only manufacturer that is using the supposedly cooler version of the chip.