Meet the OnePlus 2
We have been following the young Chinese start-up, OnePlus, since it released its first smartphone in December 2013, OnePlus One at a price of Rs. 21,999. The first thing everyone noticed about OnePlus was that it provides the user with quality as well as a reasonable price tag. OnePlus thrived, in both the Indian as well as Chinese markets, despite it being a new company and despite conducting all its transactions online, including its launch. And yet again, OnePlus is creating waves. Today, we meet the second flagship by the company, the OnePlus 2.
The #OnePlus2 is not a flagship from 2015, it’s a 2016 Flagship Killer. Our competitors will take note next year.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) July 28, 2015
OnePlus adopted a new strategy for the launch of their new device by leaking sneak-peeks of their smartphone on the official blog, almost at regular intervals. This created a frenzy around the device with speculations about its display, processor, launch date etc.
Amidst all the anticipation, we have the final details of the OnePlus 2’s Exclusive launch today. As leaked by their official blog previously, the display of the phone is 5.5 inch screen with a 1080p resolution. The smartphone comes with a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
One of the exciting features about this phone is its 13MP rear camera with sensor pixel size of 1.3 microns, which are supposedly 35% larger than standard smartphone cameras. The added Laser Focus feature will help take clear shots in less that 0.3 seconds. The camera even includes OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) – a feature previously seen on the iPhone 6 Plus. The company has added a 5MP camera in the front.
As previously revealed, the new smartphone has a reversible USB Type-C charging/syncing port and a fingerprint sensor which can store five unique fingerprints. The OnePlus 2 comes with an Android Lollipop-based Oxygen OS.
Design-wise, the company has taken things up a notch. While like the previous iteration, it features a textured Sandstone back cover, the company has also added a premium metal rim. In case you’re not fond of the Sandstone finish, the company is also launching StyleSwap covers along with the phone. For now, they announced Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar.
Here’s our first look at the smartphone:
The OnePlus 2 will be available in two variants – 16GB and 64GB. The 16GB variant, with 3GB RAM, will be available for Rs. 22,999 and the 64GB, with 4GB RAM, will be priced at Rs. 24,999.
The smartphone will be available to buy in India from the 11th of August. The company has also announced that it would be opening pop-up experience stores in cities around the world. This will help potential consumers get a better idea about the device, before spending their money. In India, Bangalore and Delhi are the chosen cities which will host the pop-ups.
Check out the spec table below to get a detailed idea:
|Display||5.5-inch TPS LCD in cell, Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 v2.1|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|RAM||3/4 GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|Rear Camera||13 MP with OIS, 1.35 sensor size and fast laser focus and 2.0 aperture|
|Rear Camera Video||2160p at 30fps, 2160p(DCI) at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, HDR, stereo sound recording|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Front Camera Video||1080p at 30fps|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Oxygen OS|
|Connectivity||SIM: Dual Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DPGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
Type-C reversible connector
|Price||Rs 22,999 for the 16GB variant; Rs 24,999 for the 64GB variant|