The OnePlus Two which is said to be the official branding for the successor to the current flagship killer might have just been leaked online. A device was recently put through a benchmark test with the OnePlus One A2001 moniker and it carried an octa core Snapdragon 810 SOC.
You read that right – The phone which got benchmarked online is listed as the OnePlus One, but it isn’t the same as the current handset. The biggest and most obvious difference here is the processor. The original phone has a 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 chip, while this SOC is the latest Snapdragon 810 with 64-bit support baked in.
Then there’s the model number A2001 which is different from the A0001 used for the original One handset. Clearly, the new device is either an upgraded model or a new flagship phone and we’ve got out money on the latter. There’s a good possibility that OnePlus might not used the Two moniker for its upcoming smartphone.
It could be going for the same strategy Motorola has been implementing for its smartphone by retaining the same branding. So, the next flagship could just be called the new OnePlus One or the 2015 edition. The Geekbench website also mentions that the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and this will not be Cyanogen OS, but the company’s own Oxygen OS.
Additionally, the processor is shown to have a clock speed of 1.5GHz which is rather low compared to other devices that have the same Snapdragon 810 processor, but with a frequency of 2GHz. This could be due to heat related issues the SOC is said to be facing. You can also expect 3GB of RAM which is a bit disappointing mainly since new devices offer 4GB.
The OnePlus Two smartphone is expected to go official by the end of Q2 or in early Q3 2015.