The 2016 Flagship Killer – One Plus 2 is Official!
Hey folks the people at One Plus have finally launched their next flagship killer, the One Plus 2. The device as expected has crazy specs tucked in a metallic body. The One Plus 2 picks on the momentum of its predecessor with the looks, specs and pricing that reeled in so many customers. Enough said, let dive in!
Design and Body
The One Plus 2 is wrapped in an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame and stainless steel accents which are supposed to be jewelry-grade. The device itself comes in only one color black with dark grey sides, but has a number of removable back covers. The device originally comes with a Sandstone Black back cover. Other covers include, Rosewood, Bamboo, Kevlar and Black Apricot, priced at $27 each. The One Plus 2 comes with a finger printer scanner and USB Type C slot, which is pretty cool. On the side of the device their is an “Alert Slider” something like that on an iPhone, but this slider has 3 options (Sound, Silent, Priority Notifications).
Display and other Specs
The One Plus 2 has 5.5 inch IPS FULL HD 1080p LCD Display, similar to that found on Nexus devices. The real power lies under the hood, housing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM for the 64GB version and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM with the 16GB version. Yes people there are two versions! On the battery front they have not disappointed either with a 3300 mAh non removable battery, though no wireless or Quick Charge 2.0 options. Another bad news for some maybe that it does not house a microSD card slot and NFC. This might put off some buyers but other than that it is a solid device. The One Plus 2 comes with a 13MP back camera with six layer lens for less distortion, Dual LED Flash, OIS and Laser Auto focus. The camera is able to record 4K videos as well as slow motion videos in 720p at 120 fps. On the front is a now standard 5MP camera for those selfie lovers out there. Also, the device like its predecessor is dual sim compatible and has two nano sim card slots at the back.
The One Plus 2 is the first device which comes with Oxygen OS 2.0 out of the box. The OS is a mixture between stock Android and Cyanogen Mod. So silky smoothness of the stock Android with some nifty features on top of it. Some of them include, gestures, dark theme with the option of choosing color accents. App permissions (which is going to come out with Android M) and an option to use it capacitive keys or on screen keys. Pretty cool right? Also, if you are wondering the base OS is Android 5.1.1. The launcher has another cool feature called “Shelf” which is pretty nifty, here you get your frequently used apps, plus you can add widgets to it and much more.
Pricing and Availability
Now comes the main part, the price! Every body was expecting the One Plus 2 to be slightly more expensive than the original One Plus due to the bump in specs as well as additions such as USB Type C and a finger print scanner. Well you will all be glad that this is NOT the case. The One Plus 2 16GB/3GB will be available for only $329 and the 64GB/4GB variant will be for only $389. So you are getting such impressive specs in just under $400 which is quite awesome. The devices will launch on August 11th in the USA, Europe and India. One more thing, which most people will not like and that is…..the invites are back. So if you want to get your hands on one, grab your invite today!
Specs at a Glance
- 5.5 inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
- 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 1.8GHz
- Adreno™ 430 GPU
- 4 GB/3 GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 64 GB/16 GB eMMC v5.0
- 3,300 mAh LiPo battery
- 13 MP and 5MP with Dual LED flash and OIS
- USB Type-C