OnePlus 2 officially announced; 64GB / 4GB RAM for $389 / Rs. 24,999 & 16GB / 3GB RAM for $329 / Rs. 22,999
#HYPE, OnePlus 2 is finally official. OnePlus has officially took the wraps off the successor of OnePlus One at a VR event, which was first of it's kind. Called OnePlus 2, the smartphone is the second phone from OnePlus and is referred as "the 2016 flagship killer." The OnePlus 2 comes with array of new features and several hardware upgrades.
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According to OnePlus, the OnePlus 2 will be available in Sandstone Black option only, with StyleSwap covers, which are back panels made of different materials that you can swap yourself. OnePlus plans to offer range of covers including actual wood built Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and even Kevlar StyleSwap covers for the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus has revealed that the OnePlus 2 will be available in US, UK, EU, India and China starting August 11th and will roll out in Southeast Asia starting Q4 2015. The 64GB OnePlus 2 will be available for purchase first from August 11th with an invite, while the 16GB OnePlus 2 will be available later.
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Talking about the price, OnePlus has priced the 64GB OnePlus 2 with 4GB RAM at $389 / Rs. 24,999, whereas the 16GB OnePlus 2 with 3GB RAM costs $329 / Rs. 22,999. Below you can find the pricing chart for each countries across the world getting OnePlus 2.
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OnePlus will be setting nine pop up experience centers located around nine of the most popular cities in the world, including New Delhi & Bangalore in India on July 31st, to help buyers know more about the smartphone. You can check the exact location of pop up centers here.
On the design front, OnePlus 2 has aluminum-magnesium alloy frame and jewelry-grade stainless steel accents. The OnePlus 2 is thicker and heavier than the original One, measuring 176g vs 162g and 9.85mm vs 8.9mm. The front of the smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, that isn't a clicking button, rather it's a capacitive button, adding premium security and convenience.
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"Users can now wake and unlock the device with one of five stored fingerprints in less than half a second", notes OnePlus. Additionally, the OnePlus 2 features an alert slider for quick access to custom notification settings. It is a three-position slider that toggles between the all, priority, and none notification modes in Android.
Also, the 2 is equipped with a USB Type-C charging port, the latest in charging and data transfer. Taking it one step further, the OnePlus charging cable uses patented technology making the Type-A side reversible as well (reversible at both ends).
On the specifications front, OnePlus 2 comes with an 5.5-inch Full HD IPS In-Cell display with 1500:1 contrast ratio & Gorilla Glass 4 on top, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs, Adreno 430 GPU, 4GB / 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The smartphone measures 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm and weights 6.17 ounces (175 g).
On the imaging front, OnePlus 2 is equipped with an 13MP rear camera with dual-LED Flash, Laser Auto focus, OIS, 1.3um pixels and slow-motion at 120fps, along with 5MP front-facing camera. Other specifications include 64GB / 16GB eMMC v5.0 internal storage space and 3,300 mAh LiPo battery.
On the connectivity front, OnePlus 2 supports dual nano SIM, 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n & 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and A-GPS with GLONASS.