Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has announced their new smartphone, OnePlus 2. The device was launched with “2016 Flagship Killer” title and the manufacturer was not shy about its new device being able to earn the title.
The OnePlus 2 packs solid specifications. 5.5″ display is still 1080p but SoC is now Snapdragon 810 with eight CPU cores and an Adreno 430 GPU. Amount of RAM depends on the storage as the 16GB version has 3GB of DDR4 and the 64GB variant packs an extra 1GB. The new home button integrates as a fingerprint scanner. The home button itself is still capasitive, not physical as in Samsung or Apple phones.
OnePlus 2 is one of the first smartphones to ship with the new USB type-C connector for faster charging and easier usage with reversible connector. The battery is now 3300mAh and the battery life is a bit worse than in OnePlus One according to MKBHD’s video linked below.
Cameras have been updated. 13MP rear camera now has optical image stabilization, laser focus and 720p@120fps slow-mo video. Front facing camera is now 5MP and shoots 1080p video.
OnePlus decided to go with a metal body. Rear panel is still removable and replaceable but the battery is non-removable. The metal trim around the device is made out of aluminum and magnesium.
Prices for the device are $329 for the 16GB/3GB variant and $389 for the 64GB/4GB version. An invite is still needed to buy one.