The OnePlus One, the smartphone that came into the hands of many people through its invite system, has proven that the company can offer affordable but powerful devices. The smartphone is still generating good sales, but its successor is now almost here. OnePlus will officially unveil its next phone, the OnePlus Two, on July 27. However, unlike other releases, this time the company has a unique plan for its unveiling.
You will be able to experience the unveiling in virtual reality. “In our industry, product launches tend to be the same. An auditorium, a keynote, and a seated audience,” wrote OnePlus in a blog post. “For the OnePlus 2 launch, we didn’t want that barrier between us and you; we want to invite you into our world, because you’re a major part of it. That is why we will be unveiling the OnePlus 2 to the world completely in VR.”
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The company says, “A VR launch lets you stand right next to our team and our fans as we unveil our new flagship. You’ll be able to look around as you check out the phone in a new way and maybe even find a few hidden Easter eggs.” To enjoy this VR launch, the company will be releasing its own custom cardboard VR headsets. “We didn’t cut any corners on production, and we’re definitely losing money on this.”
Tech specs of the OnePlus Two
The company has shared a few key tech specifications for the OnePlus Two. The device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which clocks in at 1.5GHz. Apart from that, the company has also said that the OnePlus Two will be the first smartphone to feature a USB Type-C connector.
Yet another exciting announcement is that the OnePlus Two will come with fingerprint sensors. Their blog posts says that “It’s refined and lightning quick, unlocking your device faster than TouchID. The average person checks their phone over 200 times per day. If you spend just three seconds inputting a PIN number or pattern, that’s over an hour of your time gone each week.” More official details about the Two might be revealed this month before the launch.
It is also rumored that the device will sport a 5.5-inch LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and Android Lollipop 5.1. The device will reportedly feature 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera with a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery.
There are reports that the OnePlus Two won’t be as affordable as the OnePlus One. Right now its official and rumored tech specs definitely look exciting as on paper.
Are you waiting for the launch? We are definitely looking forward for the launch of the OnePlus Two.