OnePlus continues to reveal its OnePlus 2 smartphone specifications, this time not via its forum or social media channels, but through a Reddit AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) session on Thursday. Michael, Emmanuel, Carl Pei (co-founder), and David joined the session on Thursday, revealing some new features of the upcoming OnePlus 2.
What we can see from the lengthy session on the forum is that OnePlus 2 will be small in size as compared to OnePlus One. One of the executives posted an image (seen above) of the OnePlus One beneath which OnePlus 2 is kept, suggesting a smaller form factor. It is not yet clear whether the display size has also been trimmed accordingly, or is the same 5.5-inch.
The company has managed to add almost 10 percent more battery capacity on the OnePlus 2 despite its small size. The smartphone will comprise a 3300mAh battery, as compared to OnePlus One’s 3100mAh one. While the camera details were not mentioned, the executives did say that the camera has “a bunch of things that we believe will set the OnePlus 2 apart.”
OnePlus’ Michael said that for OnePlus 2 has passed extensive testing in the touchscreen department, all issues have been solved which were seen in the OnePlus One. On the other hand, the company will be using Oxygen OS,for stock android experience.
In the AMAA session, Pei confirmed that OnePlus 2’s charging cable would be 5 feet and 3.3 feet long in sizes. As for the handset’s design, Pei said that, “Hardware has been locked for a while. We’re just about to exit design verification stage, still tweaking the last few fit & finish details but no major design changes.” Also, OnePlus 2 would be lacking on a heart rate sensor and a front-facing fingerprint sensor.
However, the complany has now cleared, that OnePlus 2 will be launched in three different versions – A2001, A2003, and A2005, out of the three, one will be China-specific, while the other two will be international models. One of the two international models will reach North America, while the second one will be for Europe and Asia. One of the differences between the models will be the network band support. The North Anerica version will support GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz, WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/8, and FDD-LTE bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17. The Europe and Asia variants will come with GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz, WCDMA bands 1/2/5/8, and FDD-LTE bands 1/3/5/7/8/20.
Lastly, the company promised to keep its OnePlus One available in markets after the OnePlus 2 launch. Like the current model was initially offered, OnePlus 2 will also be available via the company’s “improved version of the invite system” and the early supporters will be prioritised.
The company has already revealed that its second flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2, will be launching on July 27 and the announcement will be made at a virtual reality event. The OnePlus 2 will be priced between $322 (roughly Rs. 20,500) and $450 (roughly Rs. 28,500), would feature a fingerprint sensor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC, USB Type-C port, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and most probably, a metal build.
According to GSM ARENA, The specifications are as follows:
|Display||5.5 inch (1920×1080), 401 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Camera||16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, Video 2160p@30fps, 2160p(DCI)@24fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., Front- 5 MP, 1080p@30fps|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm (6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in), Weight- 166g|