Don’t throw away that OnePlus One just yet. The Chinese startup behind last year’s hottest phone may be hard at work on a follow-up device, but according to one new report it won’t actually hit the market until the third quarter of 2015.
That’s according to Forbes contributor Ewan Spence, who claims the new device will indeed be called the OnePlus 2. Citing anonymous sources, he also adds that the phone is being held back on purpose while Qualcomm sorts out alleged issues with its Snapdragon 810 processor. Recent reports have suggested the new chip might be prone to overheating, and OnePlus clearly wouldn’t want to take any chances.
To be fair, the original OnePlus One wasn’t unveiled until April 2014, so the company still has plenty of time if it wants to stick to a yearly product cycle. A Q3 launch would push the release further into the summer, though hopefully Qualcomm’s processor issues will be cleared up well before then.