The OnePlus 2 has finally been officially announced by the Chinese company. It was perhaps the most-awaited launch of the year because the phone has succeeded in creating hype and also because its predecessor, the OnePlus 1, was highly successful. OnePlus did promise that it would aim to offer a powerful phone at an affordable price, and now that the phone has been announced and the pricing unveiled, we can say that it really comes with an attractive price tag.
OnePlus 2 Tech Specs
OnePlus 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC coupled with a 4GB of RAM. The display is a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen with 401 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. There’s no 2K display, but such a display is mostly overkill on the battery life. The company also claims that it comes with the brightest display, which means very good visibility even in sunlight.
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The OnePlus 2 comes in two variants: a 16GB version with 3GB of RAM and a 32GB version with 64GB of RAM. It’s surprising to know that the 16GB variant comes with less RAM compared to the 64GB variant. The physical home button also doubles as a fingerprint reader, and the company also claims that this fingerprint scanner is faster than the one in the iPhone 6.
Camera-wise, it comes with a 13MP camera with f/2.0 specs. However, the real upgrade lies within, as it comes with optical image stabilization and a dual LED flash and is better capable of taking photos in the dark. On the front side, it comes with a 5MP camera for selfie lovers.
The phone comes with four StyleSwap Covers: Bamboo, Rosewood, Black Apricot and Kevlar. It doesn’t come with the normal micro-USB connector, but the OnePlus 2 offers a USB Type-C port and lets users plug in the charger both ways (it’s reversible) and also offers better data transfer speeds. The battery is a 3,300 mAh LiPo battery.
It runs on the OxygenOS operating system, which isbased on Android 5.1. The OS is pretty customizable from what can be seen. There’s no NFC, wireless charging or fast charging. So if you were searching for a phone with these features, then you would be disappointed with the OnePlus 2.
Pricing & availability
The OnePlus 2 is really priced very attractively, just like its predecessor. The 16GB version is priced at $329, and the 64GB version is priced at $389.
You can get your hands on this phone only if you’ve got an invitation. It will be launched on August 11, and at the time of launch, only the 64GB version will be available; the 16GB version will come later. We previously informed our readers about how to reserve a OnePlus 2.