The OnePlus One got here out of nowhere as the 1st product of a brand new firm, however, it did not disappoint, thanks to high-end specifications and a surprisingly low price tag.
One of the biggest complaints we might level at it was how hard it was to get hold of at launch and when that is the biggest problem a phone is dealing with you have got a winner on your hands.
However while there were no expectations for the OnePlus One hopes are sky high for the OnePlus 2, so it is got lots to live up to.
The newest rumour suggests that the OnePlus 2 will feature a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) display screen. The handset will have 64 GB of internal storage, 16 MP main camera, 5 MP front camera, & 3300 mAh non-removable battery.
Weibo user KJuma additionally shared that the OnePlus 2 might be marginally heavier than its predecessor. It will weigh 166 g rather than 162 g.
Meanwhile, OnePlus has been sharing official details of the handset. It not too long ago revealed that the OnePlus 2 will support 4GB RAM.
OnePlus 2 Design
After a very filtered image on Weibo surfaced of a OnePlus 2 shaped device claiming to be the OnePlus 2, another couple of leaked images have appeared. PhoneArena claims to have photos of each the front and back of the OnePlus 2.
They are a bit on the blurry side, however, we have collaged them collectively for you below. Do you suppose this is the OnePlus 2? We have contacted OnePlus for comment however they politely declined to reply. From what the pictures appear to show though, we can see a bezel less design, front facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner on the back – which conflicts with a newer render that does not present a rear-mounted scanner.
OnePlus 2 Display
This may appear odd however we do not need the display to get any bigger. The OnePlus One already has a 5.5 inch display screen & that is pushing the limits of usability as it’s. In fact, we would not complain if the display on the OnePlus 2 was slightly smaller.
That is not to say that we would not like to see improvements although. OnePlus could all the time up the resolution to QHD (assuming the battery life does not take too much of a hit) and as good because the display screen on the One is issues like contrast and color reproduction can at all times be improved.
OnePlus 2 Features
In late June, we got confirmation that the OnePlus 2 will feature a fingerprint scanner. The OnePlus 2 shall be able to storing 5 different prints to access 5 totally different user profiles (or 5 fingers of the same individual).
According to the announcement on the OnePlus forum, the OnePlus 2 fingerprint scanner will be twice as fast as Apple’s TouchID. We have had mixed feelings about fingerprint scanners previously, so we will have the interest to see if OnePlus gets it right.
The OnePlus One arrived running a customized version of CyanogenMod, Android 4.4.2 and CyanogenMod 11S. Since then, OnePlus has split with Cyanogen Inc. and developed its personal OS often known as OxygenOS: that is the UI which might be used on the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus 2 Battery
One other slight disappointment with the OnePlus One was that the battery is not detachable. That is the case with lots of phones and the OnePlus One does at the least have fairly good battery life.
However if you are a power user it is nice to know you may swap the battery out if wanted and perhaps even extra importantly it means you may replace the battery when yours wears out somewhat than having to purchase an entire new phone.
OnePlus 2 Specification
- OS: Android 5.1
- Body: 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 166 g
- Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
- Memory: 16/64 GB internal, no expandable, 4 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
- Camera: 16 MP, 5 MP secondary
- Battery: 3,300 mAh
OnePlus 2 Release Date
There have been rumours in recent weeks about the options likely to be incorporated in OnePlus 2 and the launch, however a new data has narrowed down the launch date of the new handset, though OnePlus’ CEO Peter Lau confirmed the OnePlus 2 launch to occur within the third quarter.
OnePlus 2 Price
One of many biggest selling points of the OnePlus One is its comparatively low price tag because it begins at just $299. That price has not gone down since launch, so it is slightly much less impressive now than it once was, but it is less than half the price of most flagships.
If the specifications and build are improved as is likely then there is a good chance that the OnePlus 2 may even be more expensive, however if it is then we hope not by a lot.