OnePlus 2 delayed due to Snapdragon 810 manufacturing issues
OnePlus won’t be able to meet its original release schedule for its second-generation smartphone due to manufacturing issues with the Snapdragon 810 processor, a new report claims. The device, which is to be named the OnePlus 2, was set to make its debut this fall.
OnePlus hasn’t had a lot of luck with deadlines. Every one it has set for its Lollipop updates has been missed, and now it appears delays will hit its next smartphone, too. But according to Forbes, it’s not OnePlus’ fault.
“Sources have confirmed the choice of Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 810, and indicated that the launch of the OnePlus 2 has been forced back into the third quarter of 2015 because of ‘manufacturing challenges with the Snapdragon 810’,” reports Ewan Spencer.
Rather than adopt a different chipset — like Samsung did for the Galaxy S6 — OnePlus is simply going to wait for Qualcomm to resolve its manufacturing problems. It’s unclear how long that might take, but it will almost certainly mean we’re waiting longer for the OnePlus 2.
And yes, it will be called the OnePlus 2, according to Spencer, who says OnePlus is “switching out the text-based branding for a digit based look,” which obviously looks a lot better.
While a delay will be disappointing for OnePlus fans, it has its upsides, too. It gives OnePlus the opportunity to fine-tune its new OxygenOS software ahead of the handset’s release, and allows more time to iron out any other teething troubles it may be facing with the hardware.
It may mean we have to wait longer for the OnePlus 2, then, but it should result in a better device in the end.