OnePlus 2: Price, Specs and Release Date Revealed
OnePlus has officially announced the launch date, retail price and specifications of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2.
Finally the long awaited details on the ‘2016 Flagship Killer’ from OnePlus are out now. According to the company, the OnePlus 2 will launch on August 11 for select customers in India, European Union and US.
There are two variants of the same handset. The 64GB smartphone will be available at a retail price of $389 and the 16GB variant will launch later for $329.
Pete Lau, CEO and Founder OnePlus says that user feedback has been the main source for the the improvements made with the upcoming flagship phone. They believe in providing better user experience.
From day one, we’ve prioritized our product and our community above all else – we carefully listened to our users’ feedback and incorporated suggestions in building the OnePlus 2. We chose premium materials, the highest performing components and forward thinking technology to make this an unparalleled user experience.
According to the official statement by the Chinese phone maker, the OnePlus 2 features a 5.5 inch screen with 1080p IPS LCD display. It will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor and feature a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM in the 64 GB variant and 3GB RAM in the 16 GB version.
It also sports a 13 megapixel rear camera along with a 5 MP front camera with ‘distortion free’ feature. The camera also supports slow-motion mode for videos as well as 4K videos. It also packs laser focusing and optical image stabilization.
The new smartphone will have a 3300mAh battery compared to a 3100mAh battery in the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus also claims that the fingerprint scanner in the OnePlus 2 is one of its kind and faster than the one in iPhone 6. The silent switch at the side of the phone has three positions: ringer for top priority, ringer on and ringer off.
The upcoming Chinese smartphone has also shifted from the Cyanogen OS to Oxygen OS which serves as the OnePlus’ variant for Android 5.1.
Let’s hope the OnePlus 2 turns out to be even better than what the company claims.