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OnePlus 2 will have a whopping 4GB RAM

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OnePlus continues to drip out official specs for its long-awaited OnePlus 2 handset and now the upstart manufacturer has revealed the OnePlus One successor will pack a whopping 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

As well as all of that extra extra speed and multitasking prowess, the key advantage of the LPDDR4 tech will be a battery efficiency boost. In a post on its community support forums, the company explained its decision.

“Why did we choose LPDDR4 for the OnePlus 2?" the post read. "Another notable benefit is lower power consumption for better battery efficiency. That means you’ll be able to use your favorite apps (and more) without draining the battery. With LPDDR4, you get twice the bandwidth performance as the LPDDR3 at the same power consumption profile.

“The RAM of the OnePlus 2 uses a lower operating voltage than its predecessor, decreasing from 1.2V to 1.1V. And with speeds up to 32 GB/s, it is also twice as fast as the LPDDR3. It offers optimal support for power-saving low frequency mode that brings clock speeds down when performing those everyday and necessary tasks.”

The firm also promised a better experience with slo-mo video, facial recognition and low-latency gaming thanks to the new memory chip.

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The revelation adds to an impressive-sounding spec sheet that already officially includes an improved 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, supposedly without the overheating issues that have plagued the chipset.

The company added: “Unlike 32-bit processors that can only utilize up to 3GB of RAM, our 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor uses all 4GB to its maximum potential.”

OnePlus has also confirmed the second-gen device will feature a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor, that’s apparently faster than Apple’s Touch ID.

The remaining information (or what's left of it) will be revealed at a special event on July 27, which will be broadcast in virtual reality.

Zubeir

July 7, 2015, 7:07 pm

4gb is OTT. I don't think androids need that much memory.

Dead Words

July 7, 2015, 7:14 pm

Maybe not, but if any mobile OS does then it's Android.
Besides, how else would OnePlus keep up in the moronic specs race?

Prem Desai

July 8, 2015, 7:36 am

This is just a headline grabbing / tick-box exercise.

Nothing is going to make use of the 4Gb. When the sofware does finally arrive, this device will have become obsolete (assumming they launch it in the first place).

Zubeir

July 8, 2015, 7:45 am

Also more memory will breed lazy coding. Apps should be written with efficient usage of phone system resources. Even though I have been an Android user for 3 years, you have to give credit to Apple for making use of optimal resources and battery life with the spec and memory utilisation.

Prem Desai

July 8, 2015, 12:17 pm

Coding efficiency went out of the window ages ago - all platforms.

iOS is not really more efficient - it just does a lot less. Also, having the same company for both software and hardware help considerably.

Dead Words

July 9, 2015, 6:14 pm

I dislike Apple and their software severely, but I do have to admire their efficient and compact software. It's miles ahead of Android. Microsoft is way closer than Android is but still not quite as efficient as Apple.

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