Thanks to the solid design, cutting-edge configurations, combined with a nominal price tag, the OnePlus One became a household name across the globe. Let's have a look at the successor OnePlus 2's key features, design, specs and price.
OnePlus 2: Price, Key Configurations
For starters, the OnePlus 2 said goodbye to the Android-based CyanogenMod and welcomed the new Oxygen operating system. However, it apparently flaunts familiar features seen in the predecessor. Speaking of price, the 64 GB variant of the OnePlus 2 will cost $389. The 16 GB model, on the other hand, will apparently be made available at a later point this year for a price of $329. While the 64 GB version comes with 4 GB of RAM, the 16 GB model settles for 3 GB. In any case, interested buyers can purchase the handset only via invitations.
OnePlus 2: Design
The OnePlus 2 features an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, coupled with polished stainless steel accents, which houses a 5.5-inch IPS LCD HD display. Similar to OnePlus One, the successor will also be able to flaunt a slew of covers like Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar. An optional stylus will also be made available in the official Website.
As it turns out, the OnePlus 2’s display works perfectly fine under direct sunlight, thanks to the 178 degrees clear viewing angles, according to Tech Radar. However, the device is visibly thicker and heavier than the predecessor, guaranteeing excellent durability.
OnePlus 2: Specs, Performance
The OnePlus 2 comes powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, reportedly making the handset lightning fast. As it turns out, app switching is apparently quicker, loading is faster and even the games run smoothly.
The Oxygen OS, on the other hand, comes with the much-appreciated dark mode, along with the ability to switch between hardware and capacitive buttons. To top it off, the handset now allows the user to alter accent colors, LED notifications and it supports on-screen gesture controls.
The entire configuration is powered by a cool 3,300 mAh battery unit. Apart from the standard connectivity options, the device also supports 4G LTE, USB Type-C port and dual-SIM cards. Similar to Samsung and Apple handsets, a fingerprint scanner has also been housed in the device.
Speaking of camera specification, the OnePlus 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor which reportedly comes with six physical lenses and a dual-LED flash. This primary camera is apparently capable of capturing impressive dim-lit shots. Similar to other high-end devices, advanced Optical Image Stabilization and quick focusing features are reportedly on board. The device also sports a front-facing camera with 5-megapixel wide-angle snapper.
Tech Radar reported that even though the OnePlus 2 has the capability to support 4K video and RAW images, the handset will be updated eventually to make these functions available to the user.