OnePlus Two announced!

After numerous leaks and teasing, OnePlus has finally lifted the veil of the OnePlus Two to a lukewarm reception today.

 

There will be two different versions of the OnePlus Two. A 64GB device with 4GB of RAM priced at $389 which will be available on 11th of August and a 16GB with  3GB of RAM priced at $329 which will be available at a later date. There  is a home button look a like at the front, except it isn’t a home button. In fact, it is a fingerprint sensor. OnePlus has touted this device as a “2016 flagship killer”.

Well…no.

This won’t be a flagship killer except for the price.Hardware front, it is missing quite a number of things. Mainly, there isn’t NFC nor is fast charging supported nor is wireless charging supported.No NFC means, that you will not be able to use it for Google wallet/Android Pay.The fingerprint sensor can complement the device very well when used for Google wallet/Android Pay.Otherwise, the specs looks very competitive for the price to performance ratio.

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Check out the specs yourself if those few features does not scare you away.

  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1

  •           Display: 5.5 inch at 1920×1080 pixels ( 401ppi )
  • CPU: 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs

  • GPU: Adreno 430

  • RAM: 4 GB/ 3 GB LPDDR4

  • Storage: 64 GB/16 GB eMMC v5.0

  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light

  • Power: Embedded rechargeable 3,300 mAh LiPo battery, USB Type-C

  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm

  • Weight: 6.17 ounces (175 g)

  • Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1

  • Cameras: 13MP rear with OIS with laser focus, 5MP front

  • SIM: Dual nano SIM

  • Connectivity US: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8; FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17

  • Connectivity International: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8; FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

The OnePlus Two comes with a interesting switch. It functions exactly like the iPhone’s except that it respects Android Lollipop volume control. You will have silent,priority and sound, 3 different controls just by sliding the slider up and down.

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That’s all folks! What do you think about the OnePlus Two? Will it be a flagship killer of 2016?

 

Daniel Quah

18 Year old dude, who loves cat and tech