Naina KhedekarJul 28, 2015 10:28:30 IST
OnePlus has launched its all new OnePlus 2 in the world's first virtual reality launch event. The event started with Carl Pei talking about doing crazy things and OnePlus fans talking about their experience.
The company has also released a teaser video:
The OnePlus 2 won't make you wait too long as it is set to come to India, US, Canada, EU and China on August 11. The 16GB model will be available for Rs 22,999 and 64Gb model at Rs 24,999. The device will roll out in Southeast Asia in Q4 of 2015. It comes with the company's classic Sandstone Black back cover. It will debut with four StyleSwap covers namely, Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar.
The 64GB OnePlus 2 will be available for purchase with an invite in India starting August 11, exclusively on Amazon. The 16GB OnePlus 2 with 3GB LPPDR4 RAM will be available later this year.
Design-wise, the metal-design makes it look plush and premium. The company has also taken out the logo from the front. It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display. As promised, the smartphone also comes with a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port. The fingerprint scanner is faster than the iPhone TouchID and lets you save up to five fingerprints, says OnePlus.
On the camera front, it comes with a 13-megapixel snapper. It also gets a new camera and a new solution that allows you to take 50MP photos and there's also the slow motion mode. It comes powered by Snapdragon 810 coupled with 4GB of RAM.
It runs OxygenOS, and says it isn't your pure Android. It comes with some significant changes. It allows you drastically change the look and feel of the device with a single switch. The colour mode will let you select custom accents colours, or even use dark mode. App Permissions lets users control what apps can access, such as your location, identity, or contacts.
The OnePlus 2 has a 3300mAh battery.
Meanwhile Android Central has got an exclusive hands-on with the device and has also revealed some high-end images of the upcoming device.
The OnePlus 2 will follow the same invite-only pattern for sale. In a recent post on its forum, OnePlus said, “As Carl has already mentioned, invites are still a necessity, but we’re striving to make the process as painless as possible thanks to more inventory, a reservation list, and a quicker rollout of shareable invites.”
The post explains how users could get their invite to the OnePlus 2. According to the post, all those who were early adopters and “fervent supporter” will be given priority. OnePlus will also be recognising the contribution of all those who helped spread the word around OnePlus One and taking it “from an unknown company to where we are today”.
The post adds, “Specifically, I’m talking about phone smashers, early forum members, early purchasers and the most active OnePlus One invite evangelists. We want to show you our gratitude by offering you some of the first invites to purchase the OnePlus 2.”
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