tech2 News StaffJul 19, 2015 09:14:42 IST
OnePlus is just one smartphone down, but has already addressed their upcoming successor – OnePlus 2 – as the '2016 flagship killer'. The company took to Facebook and Twitter, and thanked its partners, who worked with them to develop the new device.
The new smartphone will be unveiled on 27 July via the world’s first VR product launch. This is yet another way for the company to try and market its next flagship – the OnePlus 2.
The title given by the company to the new phone, which hasn't even launched, proves that it is confident that the OnePlus 2 will be better than the flagships launching next year. Will it somehow trump next year’s OnePlus 3 as well? According to the post, some of the partnered companies to help the OnePlus were Samsung, Qualcomm, Toshiba, Japan Display, Texas Instruments, Everlight and many others.
This week, OnePlus made an another announcement as well, stating that its OnePlus 2 smartphone will get a 'new and improved' invite system. The company said on the blog that, "some people thought it was too difficult and time consuming to obtain an invite or thought it was all some big marketing stunt." For this reason, a few key improvements to the purchase experience has been made.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed on Twitter that the new smartphone won’t cost more than $450. This works out to approximately Rs 28,500. Majority of the specifications have either been leaked by the company.
The most recent leak by the company suggests that the OnePlus 2 will have dual-SIM support. Also, 9to5google mentioned key specifications of the device from the discussion on Reddit. "According to various OnePlus team members (who did indeed verify themselves), the phone will have a slightly larger 3,300 mAh battery (up from 3,100 mAh of the OnePlus One), while the physical size of the phone will actually be moderately smaller than that of its predecessor."
According to TheNextWeb, “The device will also get multiple StyleSwap back covers to customize its look. In addition, there will be different versions for Europe/Asia, North America and China versions with "much better band support than last time."
In terms of specifications, at this price, the smartphone is rumoured to feature a metal build. According to a new leak, the smartphone will offer 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. In other features, the company has already confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC with a USB Type-C port too. In a recent post, OnePlus also claims that the fingerprint sensor will be better than Apple’s implementation of TouchID.
Along with a few leaks, an image of the OnePlus 2 has surfaced with some notable details. The OnePlus 2 will purportedly feature a metal frame with black matte finish. Also, the smartphone’s display is rumoured to be between 5.5-inches and 5.7-inches along with a 1080p resolution. It will be offered in 16GB and 64GB storage variants as well.
In other leak, a few live images of the OnePlus 2 have been spotted. According to a report by GSM Arena, the upcoming smartphone’s front panel is similar to the OnePlus One while the back panel offers a wooden finish. The report also points out that the back of the phone seemingly shows the rumoured fingerprint scanner on a vertical bar, under the camera and flash.
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