One of the year’s most anticipated Android devices, the OnePlus 2, is official. And it’s launching August 11 in the US, Canada, India, EU, China and other select markets.
While the OnePlus One wasn’t without its fair share of problems, there’s no denying the device set the bar for what an independent company could provide in a handset. The OnePlus Two will carry that torch forward, with impressive specs and what is being teased as a conservative price — we don’t actually know how much yet. Hardware wise, the OnePlus 2 comes with:
- Snapdragon 810 w/dedicated front and rear camera image signal processing
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 5.5-inch in-cell, 1080p display
- 13-megapixel OIS, laser-focus camera
- 4GB DDR4 RAM
- 64GB storage
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C
- 3300mAh battery
On top of improved specs over the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 comes with plenty of design improvements as well, sporting metal and customizable buttons, and a sleek magnesium bezel that’s met by a removable and customizable battery door on the rear. It also comes with an alert slider that can be set to all notifications, priority only or silent. You’ll notice that the OnePlus 2 uses a 1080p display. The display is indeed different than the display on the OnePlus One, and was chosen to preserve battery life.
Software wise, the OnePlus 2 runs OxygenOS based on the latest version of Android with a handful of enhancements to support things like the OnePlus 2′s 13-megapixel camera and fingerprint reader.
Going up against handsets like the Galaxy Note 5, the next Nexus and the 2015 Moto X won’t be easy, but it looks like OnePlus is in it to win it. You can buy the OnePlus 2 on August 11 in the US, Canada, India, China and European Union, if you have an invite. We’ll be sharing more details on that once they’re made available.