OnePlus CEO says OnePlus Two will sport Snapdragon 810 SoC and cost CNY 2,499 ($400/Rs. 25,000)
OnePlus Two the much awaited smartphone from OnePlus will be made available to buyers in Q3 of 2015 according OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. Other than that not much is known about the upcoming OnePlus Two.
However, on Wednesday, OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu aka Pete Lau asked his followers on the Chinese microblogging website, Weibo as to what should be the price of OnePlus Two if it will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.
After many of his followers gave their suggestions, Lau agreed with some of the followers who had suggested a price of CNY 2,499 (roughly $400/ Rs. 25,000).
The Wiebo tweets now confirm two things, one is that OnePlus Two will have the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 SoC onboad and other is that it will be priced in the range of $400.
OnePlus had said last month that OnePlus Two will be a cheaper headset and perhaps the price $400 may not classify as a cheap smartphone. It also remains to be seen whether OnePlus Two could match sales corresponding to the earlier OnePlus One in view of stiff competition from Xiaomi and Asus who are bring one of the best powered smartphones to market. The company had then also said it aims to sell between 3 and 5 million smartphones in 2015, and 10 million in 2016.
OnePlus Two will have a 5.5-inch display panel similar to the one on its predecessor, OnePlus One, but with an increased resolution from full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) to QHD (1440×2560 pixels). It is also tipped to have a massive 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory, in addition to the Snapdragon 810 processor. The OnePlus Two will have a 16MP rear shooter and a 5MP front-facing camera. The connectivity options included were 4G networks, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB and OTG connectivity. It will be powered by a 3300mAh battery.
It remains to be seen how OnePlus deals with the overheating problems in the Snapdragon 810 SoC. There are conflicting reports of the heating issue in 810 chip with Qualcomm today strongly defending its latest flagship and saying that heating issues are a rumour.