The story here – in this two-pronged news bite – is that the OnePlus 2’s release date has been shoved back till Q3 on account over the overheating Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. And yes, I said OnePlus 2.
While last year saw the release of the wallet-friendly “Flagship Killer” OnePlus One, the Chinese manufacturer will adopt a number rather than letters going forward, so we’re now calling it the OnePlus 2 instead of the, er, OnePlus Two.
The more interesting part of the story (ahem) is that the OnePlus 2’s release date will – according to unnamed “sources” – be “forced back” to the third quarter of this year due to “manufacturing challenges with the Snapdragon 810.”
Previous rumours have suggested the imminent Samsung Galaxy S6 might rely less heavily on the supposedly faulty Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, or perhaps forsake it entirely in favour of a homegrown Exynos solution.
We can’t help but worry about devices like the LG G Flex 2, which has already been announced with the Qualcomm Snadpragon 810, though – confusingly – LG says there’s no problem at all. Really?