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OnePlus Two will feature “improved” Snapdragon 810 processor

The forthcoming OnePlus 2 handset will integrate the new version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, apparently free of the overheating rumours that have plagued the chip in recent months.

In an announcement on OnePlus’ community forums, the firm revealed it had worked closely with Qualcomm on integrating v2.1 of the processor to ensure it runs “cooler than ever”.

“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 Two,” the company wrote (via Android Police)

“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 Two will be cooler than ever.”

Following reports Sony is telling customers in Japan the newer version of the 810 still overheats, One Plus says it’ll use thermal gel and graphite in order to spread that heat around evenly.

This graphite ensures that heat generated from the processors will dissipate evenly, as opposed to being concentrated and leading to performance issues. After rigorous testing, the Two meets the industry standard for phone temperature, even with hours of use,” the post adds.

Read more: OnePlus One review

The extra work required in order for the chip to function as it should sounds quite worrying from Qualcomm’s point of view, with the firm struggling to convince OEM’s the Snapdragon 810’s 64-bit capabilities are worth the risk.

If the two companies have managed to negate the problems, the powerful octa-core processor could put the long-awaited OnePlus Two right up there in terms of high-spec handsets. OnePlus said it will continue dripping out spec information in the run up to the launch of one of the most eagerly-anticipated phones of 2015.

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