The OnePlus 2 was officially announced couple of days back at the first mainstream VR launch event in the tech industry. It is already up for pre-order now. However, it starts shipping from August 27.
Unlocked OnePlus 2 can now be pre-ordered on Gearbest.com. Both the 16GB and 64GB variants are available, which will be shipped for free worldwide. The 16GB variant is priced at US $397.89 and the 64GB variant will set you back by US $477.89. They are originally priced at $329 and $389 respectively and will be going on sale on August 11 officially.
However, there is a catch with the official sales, as you will be needing invites to purchase the OnePlus 2. If you have not registered for it yet, you’re way behind in the queue as more than 1 million people are ahead of you. Thus, paying a $68.89 & $88.89 premium on the 16GB and 64GB variant respectively is not much of a big deal – i) If OnePlus does not officially sell the device in your country, ii) If you don’t want to waste your time in finding an invite.
The e-commerce giant from China delivers in most countries with free shipping. However, you could also expedite the shipping by paying nominal charges and get it within 3-7 business days. Lets have a look at the specifications and features of the ‘flagship killer of 2016’.
OnePlus 2 Specifications
The OnePlus 2 phablet features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD in-cell IPS display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The display has a pixel density of 401ppi. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 64-bit processor along with Adreno 430 GPU. It has 3 / 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and comes with 16 / 64 GB of internal memory which cannot be expanded via microSD card.
The device runs on their own in-house custom ROM called OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It comes with ‘Dark Mode’, ‘Color Mode’. There is a brand new Camera UI, which allows the users to take 50 megapixel photos, slo-mo video (120fps), time-lapse videos. It has a magnesium alloy metal frame running around the body with polished silver buttons. There is a fingerprint sensor integrated on the new home button that is also dubbed ‘faster than Apple’s TouchID’. It has an alert slider button to switch between No Notifications, Priority Notifications and All Notifications.
It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 1.3 micron lens, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Laser Focus and f/2.0 aperture. It can shoot 4K videos as well. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It supports Dual SIM and has a 3.5 mm audio jack. It is 9.85 mm thick and weighs 175 grams.
The OnePlus 2 includes 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz dual band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS as connectivity options. It has a USB Type-C port and the other side (USB-A) is also reversible, which has been patented by OnePlus. The phablet packs in a 3,300 mAh battery under the hood.
The package contains Cell Phone (1), Power Adapter (1), USB Type-C Cable (1) and English Manual (1).
OnePlus 2 Photo Gallery
If you cannot wait to get your hands on the unlocked OnePlus 2, reserve one for yourself by pre-ordering it now. The 16GB variant is priced at US $397.89 and the 64GB variant will set you back by US $477.89 on Gearbest. Shipping starts from August 27, 2015.