Featuring an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810SoC (System on Chip), the same inside the HTC One M9 and the LG G Flex 2, this processor means business, and all of this on a mobile literally half the price of the others.
What was easily the most stealthy victory in smartphone history, the OnePlus One made headlines last year as the “flagship killer”, boasting flagship specs for a tiny price. Obviously, the device was a smashing success, but the little-known company outside of China took everyone by surprise (the company as well, in my opinion).
Since then, the device has managed to hold on to its title (and its fans). But the 2014 show stopper now has huge expectations to live up to for 2015.
The OnePlus 2 will arrive sometime this year, with the Chinese company being unfortunately vague about the official launch. So in the meantime, the rumor mill has been set to work, and the latest information comes from the benchmarking site Geekbench, which claims to know the handset’s specs.
The real mind-blowing thing here is the processor - which is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810SoC (System on Chip). The same inside the HTC One M9 and the LG G Flex 2, this processor means business, and all of this on a mobile literally half the price of the others. Also on deck will be a meaty 3GB of RAM.
According to the benchmark, OnePlus 2 will also feature Android 5.1 Lollipop, which means it will be ready to get funky with Google.
Frankly, at this rate (and if the specs are true), the big name companies like Samsung and Apple will have to step up their game, if they can get these specs for a fraction of the cost. Last year’s OnePlus One was only $299. The one who should be particularly afraid is HTC, though, because it doesn't have nearly as large a fan-dom as Samsung or Apple, and their last flagship was a bit of a womp-womp. Watch your back, HTC, OnePlus is coming for you.