OnePlus 2 launch pushed back to Q3 2015


Many are still waiting to get their hands on the OnePlus One, which happens to be the first phone from China based phone maker OnePlus. The phone was announced in April of 2014, and made quite a mark thanks to a rather unorthodox marketing strategy, and simply, by being a good phone.

However, the OnePlus 2 is around the corner… or it was, until now. It turns out that OnePlus will delay the launch of this phone by a few months, and it’ll only come out by the third quarter. Those of you who have been following OnePlus will be reminded of the first few months since the launch of the OnePlus One, when it was virtually impossible to get your hands on one. OnePlus will hope for things to be different this time around, since the company has a fair idea of how the market is going to react.

READ: OnePlus One Review

While there’s no clear reason behind the delay, one can’t help but imagine that it’s the overheating problems that the Snapdragon 810 is suffering that is causing the delay. What that also means is that the OnePlus 2 will be quite a powerhouse, but with competition such as the Xiaomi Mi Note already out in the wild.

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17 Comments

  1. iKosh
    January 27, 2015

    They should switch to Mediatek.

    • January 27, 2015

      I fully support what you said. Mediatek MT6795 should be quite a contender against the SD810. They should use that and not delay their production.

      • anonymous
        January 27, 2015

        I hope that is just a joke. Lesser memory speed, 14,9 GB/s instead of 25,6 GB/s, 1,2 times slower graphic unit processor.

        • anonymous
          January 27, 2015

          *I mean 1,6 times

          • January 27, 2015

            You wont even feel the impact of the slower memory bandwidth thourouput. In fact, you dont need 25.6GB/s DDR4 memories on phones. Even 12.8GB/s is more than any smartphone will ever need. These are not desktops and workstations that are used for astronomical calculations or heavy-duty 3D graphic modeling and animations. They are smart”PHONES” … nothing more. Plus even if the GPU is slower, its more than enough for any graphic requirements for any games or graphic app. So, the extra is not really needed.

            All these hyping and theoretical numbers are just for advert and hyping purposes and also for bragging rights. In real world usage, they dont make any difference.

            Besides, MT6795 is really future proved too. Lets wait and see the GPU Mediatek comes up with before we conclude.

      • Eduardo Serralvo
        January 27, 2015

        They already told you it’s way weaker than sd810 in may ways but I’ll also add that it is 28nm, unlike the snapdragon which is made in 20nm process. That should make a difference too.

        • January 27, 2015

          In what “MANY” ways is the MT6795 “WEAKER” than the SD810? I’d like you to outline all of them to convince me. I don’t see the SD810 being any stronger than the MT6795 in real world usage.

          Oh and yea about the Process Technology, SD810 is built on the 20nm process which is supposed reduce power consumption and increase performance. How come the reverse is the case? There is heavy power consumption evident in the overheating of the SoC and have you looked at the benchmarks of the SD810? They are crappy for its level. Let’s wait for the MT6795 phones to come alife and decide which one is weaker than the other. Qualcomm said their SD615 will be better than the MT6752 but we all know what happened afterwards.

          So, like I said, lets forget about theoretical numbers and focus on realism here guys.

          • Eduardo Serralvo
            January 30, 2015

            Most of the time numbers translate into real life practice, and if it doesn’t there’s some number or data that you missed. While it seems true that 6795 will run at a higher peak fecuency than the snapdragon 810 and that’s why it should have better cpu performance, the qualcomm’s chip gpu will be way bigger and higher performing than mediatek’s. Also, the sd810 will have no doubt better connectivity (lte cat 4 vs cat 9) and the differences in memory bandwidth are there too. However, it is maybe too son to compare, let’s wait and see them in real usage.

      • antidumb
        January 28, 2015

        nope nope nope, i’m won’t support a mediatek chipset as replacement, newest intel cherry trail or baytrail is proper subtitute, it’s already available and more superior than any 64 bit mediatek.

        • January 28, 2015

          Thats a good one. I didnt think of the Intel SoCs. Those are bulldozers so to say. They will definitely be a good if not better replacements.

    • Allanitomwesh
      January 28, 2015

      NO JUST NO. Intel or Exynos but not Mediatek.

      • January 30, 2015

        i got you, you want qualcom hahaha ust say it 😉 hahahah we all want qualcom all others are bullshit

        • Allanitomwesh
          February 10, 2015

          I want anything BUT Mediatek. not necessarily Qualcomm

          • February 11, 2015

            i always was using phone MTK but now death the bigest deception wast the true octa core really death i simple ic is better than mtk processor

  2. Jason45
    January 27, 2015

    Xiaomi Mi Note also has the Snapdragon 810 and it could have the same problems. Since Xiaomi did not tell any sales numbers, it could be very low. What’s the shipment date of the Xiaomi Note with the snapdragon 810 chipset?

    A Chinese analyst have said that mass production of Snapdragon 810 only begins in 2nd quarter 2015. A lot of flagship models could be affected by this problem, including the oneplus 2.

  3. jimberkas
    January 27, 2015

    and so the delays begin. why does this sound so familiar??

  4. joe
    January 28, 2015

    You guys realise that it takes at least 3 months to manufacture a microchip if the 810 is having heating issues and requires a respin, a phone with a snapdragon 810 chip in it will come out Q2 at the earliest. Qualcomm may be able to salvage some chips nearer to the centre of the die as those are where the choice parts are that have the least defects but yield will be dramatically less than expected. So yeah, you thought jiayu was bad for delaying their phone you won’t be seeing a mi note pro for a while.

    Also I don’t think people actually know what memory bandwidth actually do in computers.