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|
~1000:1 contrast ratio
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||1×1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac +
BT 4.0 (WCN3680),
USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC
|SIM||1x MicroSIM||DSDS NanoSIM|
|LTE Bands||Global: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40||US: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
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
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.
Display Size & Resolution: Same 5.5 inch 1080p resolution
Storage options: 16GB and 64GB variant, no Micro-SD support
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.