After releasing that pretty sweet intro video, the OnePlus team revealed little by little more about their “2016 flagship killer,” and we’ve got all the details to share with you. If you owned the OnePlus One, odds are you’ll be very familiar with its predecessor as it’s in essence an upgraded version of it internally more so than anything.
Let’s start out with the OnePlus 2’s biggest addition: a fingerprint scanner. According to OnePlus, the OP2 has a lightning fast fingerprint reader that’s easy to use and can store up to 5 different prints. The company says it’s faster than the iPhone’s TouchID, so it’ll be interesting to see how the two compare.
Another difference you’ll definitely notice is in the charging department. The OnePlus 2 has gotten rid of microUSB as its default connection and brought in the new USB Type-C to replace it. One of the biggest advantages to this new connector is the fact that it’s reversible, so if you get a OP2, you can stop trying to figure out which way the connector is pointing.
As we already knew, the OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display, a 5-megapixel camera on the front, and a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The latter comes loaded with laser focus and OIS tech as well.
In terms of internals, the OnePlus 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor and it’ll run on 4GB of RAM. OnePlus is already on record saying the 810 will not overheat, so let’s hope that holds true. Also included in the new flagship OnePlus device is massive 3,300mAh battery which is definitely a welcomed upgrade from last year’s phone. You probably also won’t run out of room to store your files on the OP2 as it’ll come with 64GB of storage included.
On the software side, the OnePlus 2 will come preloaded with OxygenOS, the company’s custom Android skin. If you’re unfamiliar with OxygenOS, it’s pretty close to stock Android with some added tweaks. These small but significant changes really make OxygenOS stand out as one of the preferred Android variants by hardcore fans. We’re expecting this to continue with the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus will be offering StyleSwap covers with their new device too. These covers are back panels of the phone that you can change out at your heart’s content. They are made up of different materials, and OnePlus plans on offering Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar as custom options.
In terms of availability, the OnePlus 2 will be launching on August 11 in the US, Canada, India, Europe, and China.
The OnePlus 2 with 64GB of storage will be available for $389 on launch date with invite. A 16GB model of the OnePlus 2 will be available $329 “later.”