After numerous leaks and
hype-filled teasers, OnePlus 2 is
finally official. The successor of OnePlus One features
a magnesium frame and metal buttons. Both solutions are a drastic improvement
over the company’s first generation smartphone.
of the OnePlus 2 kicks off at $329 for a model with 16GB of built-in memory.
The 64GB top-end version will cost $389.
2 will have StyleSwap covers with various finishes that include bamboo, kevlar,
black apricot, and rosewood. Black with sandstone finish will be the default
choice out of the box.
expected, OnePlus 2 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with either
4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in memory or 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. The
handset’s display has remained unchanged in size and resolution from OnePlus
One - it is a 5.5” 1080p unit. The latter is brighter and with more accurate
color reproduction than the screen found in OnePlus One.
camera of the smartphone is a 13MP unit with optical image stabilization, laser
focus, and 1.3 µm pixels. Video capture capabilities include 4K clips, as well
as 720p slow-motion footage at 120fps. A 5MP front-facing unit will be in
charge of selfies.
fingerprint sensor found in OnePlus 2 is said to be faster than the one found
in iPhone 6. Users can store up to five fingerprints in the device. A 3,300mAh
battery powers the handset.
Type-C is the standard connectivity port on OnePlus 2. There will be a bundled
adapter which will allow users to take advantage of microUSB accessories.
OnePlus 2 will also feature dual-nanoSIM functionality, as well as 4G LTE
measures of the device are 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm. Its weight tips the scale at
Once again OnePlus will require an invite for its latest
smartphone. However, this time around the manufacturer promises that invites
will be much easier to get a hold of due to larger inventory.
OnePlus 2 will be available to
order in a number of key markets on August 11. More countries will get the
device later this year.