After several leaks and rumours, the flagship killer for 2016 is finally official and looks really impressive on paper. OnePlus 2 went official earlier this day and the device is everything we have been hoping and more. Before we checkout what the phone has to offer, let’s take a look at the bold statement by the company:
With the OnePlus 2, we have something bold to say. We believe that great products come from great ideas, not multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. We believe “that’s just the way things are” is almost always the wrong answer. Most of all, we believe that great things should be shared.
The OnePlus 2 is no doubt a really amazing phone when it comes to the specs, the phone will be featuring the v2.1 of Snapdragon 810 that is an octa-core, 64 bit processor; for those who don’t know, this version is specifically designed to ensure that the phone doesn’t suffer from any sort of heat up. There is a 4 or 3 gigs LPDDR4 RAM under the hood that will be taking care of all the resource intensive tasks, OnePlus 2 is now one of the few phones to have this amount of RAM; moving on to the camera, the phone comes with an improved 13 megapixel back sensor that has an aperture of f/2.0, the camera offers dual LED as well as 6 lenses that will help avoid any colour aberration or distortion; on the front we have a 5 megapixel distortion free camera. OnePlus 2 supports video recording at 4k as well as the normal mode including the slow motion recording that’s done on 120 frames per second.
The screen is 5.5 inches and comes with 1080p resolution, that sums up to 401 PPI; the screen is nothing impressive but considering how it is pretty much impossible for a human eye to view QHD resolution in its full glory on such small screens, it’s rather understandable. OnePlus 2 will come with 2 slots for nano-SIM cards and there won’t be any micro SD card slot, this is simply because that would hinder the experience. Although the phone will come with 16 gigs and 64 gigs storage options. New additions are the fingerprint sensor that is said to be faster than Apple’s Touch ID as well as a Type C USB connector; there will be almost stock Android 5.1.1 that will be based on company’s own Oxygen OS that will feature some new additions apart from what’s being offered by the stock Android. Last but not the least, the phone will be using a beefy 3,300 mAh battery to power the device.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus 2 will be costing just $329 for the 16 gigs version and $389 for the 64 gig version, the phone is just a tad bit expensive than its predecessor mainly because the company decided to go with the metal components instead of plastic. The phone will start selling on August 11th, later this year in some of the key markets and will later made available in more markets as well. Needless to say, OnePlus 2 is an impressive phone and the company itself is more or less the CDPR of mobile industry.
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