The announcement came rather as predicted, OnePlus have indeed announced the OnePlus 2, whilst not quite as value for money as the original OnePlus One, it’s still an incredible value for money considering what you get for your money, more on that soon.
Whilst the device does feature incredible high end specs that you’d expect from any flagship device in 2015, one thing you won’t find on the OnePlus 2 is Cyanogenmod, due to Cyanogen and OnePlus having some disagreements. What you’re left with instead is Oxygen OS on top of Android instead, which whilst this doesn’t give you the full freedom of Cyanogenmod, it still gives you a mostly Stock Android experience with a very high level, and growing fast number, of customization options and tweaks.
One thing that is clear when it comes to the OnePlus 2 is the increased focus on build quality and customization options, it’s clear OnePlus was eyeing devices like the Moto X when they created some of these covers. From the plastic standard backs to the etched materials, to of course the wood materials made famous by the Moto X, however unlike the Moto X the OnePlus 2 can also be interchanged so you can take off the covers and swap between materials on the go.
- 5.5 inch Full HD IPS Display (401PPI)
- Android 5.1 with OxygenOS
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon 810 Octa-Core with Adreno 430 Graphics
- 16GB or 64GB Configurations
- 3GB (16GB model) or 4GB (64GB)
- 13MP f/2.0, 6 lenses, OIS, laser focus, dual-LED flash
4K video, slow motion 720p at 120fps. 5MP Front Camera
- 3,300mAh Battery charged over USB-C
- 802.11AC with Bluetooth 4.1
- Fingerprint Scanner on a Capacitive Home button
In typical OnePlus fashion, the OnePlus 2 will be available for a very decent price, costing $329 (16GB) or $389 (64GB) however begin to enjoy that reservation system