OnePlus might purposely weaken the OnePlus 2’s processor

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It’s not like EVERYTHING we were going to hear about the OnePlus 2 was going to be good, although the device has managed to go quite a while with virtually nothing but excellent news. Breaking that streak is a leaked image on Weibo which shows an alleged AnTuTu benchmark of the smartphone. While the results are still impressive, the Snapdragon 810 processor appears to be purposely underclocked. While this was undoubtedly done to combat the chip’s notorious overheating issues, doing so means that the chip is also weakened pretty significantly. 

We are all excited for the new OnePlus Two Launch, which is going to happen in just a week’s time. However, at the same time we are also interested in the processor that’s running under the new flagship, the Snapdragon 810 v2.1. The company has assured us that the chip won’t face overheating problem like its previous versions, but still we would like to the see the device in action to make the judgement. Underclocking the chip could be one way the company managed to solve the overheating issue and today’s OnePlus Two benchmark leak kind of hints at the same. In an image leaked on Weibo, the Snapdragon 801 on OnePlus One was directly compared with the Snapdragon 810 on the OnePlus 2. Given that 810 is the next generation version from Qualcomm, we expected it to be an unfair competition. However, the new Snapdragon 810 scored almost the same as the more than an year old Snapdragon 801 on OnePlus One. You can see that the One A2001 (OnePlus 2 model) scored just 51460 as compared to a slightly lower 51011 scored by OnePlus One. On the other hand, we have seen that the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 running on Xiaomi Mi Note Pro broke the 60,000 barrier a few months back. If it was the same chip underneath the OnePlus 2, we should have seen significantly better results.

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