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July 29, 2015

OnePlus 2 Official: The 2016 Flagship Killer?


OnePlus just announced the OnePlue 2, successor for last year's renowned super value flagship - OnePlus One.

If you're not familiar with OnePlus, the smartphone company was founded in December 2013 by former Oppo VPs. The company's main goal was to design a smartphone that comes with high-end quality but at much affordable price range.

OnePlus One was the first phone unveiled by the company as a "flagship killer" due to high performance at low price strategy.




Now, let's get things started with the spec sheet shall we?

OnePlus One OnePlus 2
SoC Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz Krait Snapdragon 810 1.8 GHz A57/A53
RAM 3GB LPDDR3 3/4GB LPDDR4-1555
NAND 16/64GB NAND 16/64GB NAND
Display 5.5” 1080p
IPS
~1000:1 contrast ratio
5.5” 1080p
IPS
1500:1 contrast ratio
Network 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 4 LTE) 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 6/9 LTE)
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm, 162g 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm, 175g
Camera 13MP Rear Facing (Sony IMX214) f/2.0, 1.1 micron 1/3.06" sensor 13MP Rear Facing w/ OIS and laser AF, f/2.0, 1.3 micron 1/2.6" sensor
5MP Front Facing 5MP Front Facing
Battery 3200 mAh (12.16 Whr) 3300 mAh (12.54 Whr)
OS Android 4.4 w/ CM11S (At Launch) Android 5.1 w/ OxygenOS (At Launch)
Connectivity 1x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac +
BT 4.0 (WCN3680),
USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC
802.11a/b/g/n/ac +
BT 4.1,
USB-C, GPS/GNSS
Fingerprint Sensor N/A Touch
SIM 1x MicroSIM DSDS NanoSIM
LTE Bands Global: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40 US: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
EU: 1/3/5/7/8/20

What's New?

Build: The outer body frame is now made of aluminum and magnesium alloy.

StyleSwap: The missing OnePlus One feature.

Alert Slider: Switching Android notification settings, with a slider.

Fingerprint scanner: Unlock device with a simple touch.

USB Type-C port

Upgraded?

Screen: Higher contrast ratio (1500:1), deeper black & punchy colors, compared to ~1000:1.

Battery: 3300mAh, slight bump from 3200mAh.

Chipset: Snapdragon 810, 3GB/4GB LPDDR4

Camera: Same 13MP, but larger sensor size (lower noise), optical image stabilization, laser AF.

Remained?

Display Size & Resolution: Same 5.5 inch 1080p resolution

Storage options: 16GB and 64GB variant, no Micro-SD support

Missing?

NFC: OnePlus? Seriously? I mean, how about Android Pay?

Availability & Pricing

The OnePlus 2 64GB (US$ 389) variant will be available starting August 11 in select countries. No specified release date for 16GB (US$ 329) variant yet.

The phone back covers, aka StyleSwap covers will also be available, with black apricot, kevlar, bamboo, rosewood, and sandstone black options. No extra info for StyleSwap pricing.

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Source: OnePlus

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