This is the OnePlus 2, the new high-end smartphone that only costs $329

OnePlus 2

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The OnePlus 2, the long-awaited successor of OnePlus One is now official, in a launch event that took place today at 5 AM online, the new smartphone that promises to have an affordable price tag  $329 was announced. The phone is made of a magnesium frame and metal buttons. This is a great improvement over the company’s first generation smartphone. The 16GB version will cost $329 while the 64GB top-end version will cost $389. You will be able to swap the back cover of the OnePlus 2 that comes with various finishes that include bamboo, kevlar, black apricot, and rosewood. By default it will have the Black with sandstone back cover finish out of the box.


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OnePlus2 back covers

As expected, OnePlus 2 features a re-worked Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in memory. It has a 1080p HD display at 5.5” . The company promises that it new display is a brighter and has more accurate color reproduction than the screen found in OnePlus One.

“Fingerprint sensor is faster than that one found in the iPhone6”

There is a 13MP camera at the back equip with optical image stabilization for clear photos, there is also laser focus, and 1.3 µm pixels. The OnePlus 2 can capture video in UHD of 4K, as well as 720p slow-motion footage at 120fps. For the selfie buffs, there is a 5MP front-facing unit. The fingerprint sensor found in OnePlus 2’s physical home key button is said to be faster than the one found in the iPhone 6. Users can store up to five fingerprints in the device. There is a huge A 3,300mAh battery to keep you going all day long.

Following the future trend of connectivity, the phone has USB Type-C is the standard connectivity port. There will be a bundled adapter which will allow users to take advantage of microUSB accessories. OnePlus 2 will also feature dual-nanoSIM functionality, as well as 4G LTE connectivity.

On the software side of things the OnePlus2 comes with Android 5.1 — but this time, OnePlus has added its own in-house software (called OxygenOS) over the top, rather than using Cyanogenmod as it did last year. Fortunately, it’s a very clean skin, with minimal extra features — there are some new options included in the settings, like a menu that lets you enable gestures to tap the screen to wake it, or draw a circle on the screen to launch the camera. The phone w


Just like last year, the new OnePlus will require an invite for its latest smartphone. However, this time around the manufacturer promises that invites will be much easier to get a hold of due to larger inventory. The OnePlus 2 will be available in all markets on August 11.


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