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OnePlus 2 goes official with Snapdragon 810 and $329 price tag

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

Pricing 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.

OnePlus 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.

As 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.

The 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.

The 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.

USB 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 connectivity.

Physical measures of the device are 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm. Its weight tips the scale at 175 grams.

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.


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