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First OnePlus One 2 rumors point to more customization options, affordable price, and hardware surprises

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First OnePlus One 2 rumors point to more customization options, affordable price, and hardware surprises
A "source familiar with the situation" told BusinessInsider that OnePlus is looking to produce more variations of its StyleSwap back covers to make the smartphone further customizable. So far, the only one that was officially available was the Bamboo one, but it was discontinued, with the last remaining stock given away in a contest. Maybe the company will deliver those wood, denim, and Kevlar covers it spoke of.

Price-wise, the anonymous source said OnePlus is aming for a sub-$500 tag, which is still cheaper than what the competition has to offer - outside of China, that is. The company wants to keep its profit margins thin, regardless of the hardware and software features. Speaking of which, the leakster promised "surprises in store when it comes to hardware", but did not spill any details.

By the shape of things, the OnePlus 2 will be another excellent smartphone. Given the company's ambition to sell the latest and greatest hardware in a very design-conscious package at cost, it's safe to say the OnePlus 2 will offer a lot for the money. However, the fallout from its predecessor's ill-conceived marketing schemes, manufacturing and customer support issues, looms over it. Hopefully, OnePlus has learned from its mistakes and amassed enough capital to have the promotion, supply, and quality factors sorted out.

While we're waiting for further produce from the rumor mill, check out these nice concept renderings of the OnePlus 2 by Nikolar Prettner (1) and Jermaine Smit (2, 3, 4, 5, 6). They aren't particularly out there, but might end up close to the real thing.


source: BusinessInsider , Concept Phones (1, 2)

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posted on 24 Nov 2014, 04:05 12

1. Freedom (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


The device may be great but whats the point if it can't be in the consumer hands.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 05:51

7. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Yup, I'm willing to give them a second chance if they are willing to let me actually purchase their device. And I don't mean 3 months later when it's hardware is not longer top-notch, I want a pre-order system, anything less is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 13:33

22. chengjatpenn (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


If you read Mandarin (or happen to know how to ues Google Translate), you can purchase the phone directly from their Chinese websites. The products are open for sale every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00AM Beijing Time. The price is a little higher than 300 dollars, (374 to be exact), but the availability is not necessarily that limited, and you don't need a stupid invite. :\

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 05:59

28. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Hmm, was it like that on launch though? And do those devices run CM with Google Play services?

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 21:43

30. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I'm sure by the time the sequel is released, people will finally be able to buy the original!

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 04:09 2

2. syphax96 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


Wallpaper ? o.O

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 07:14

10. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I want that wallpaper too.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 08:46 3

15. k1773rm0nk3y (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


its on abduzeedo.com under collections, wallpaper and on page 2 or 3 at last check. downloaded it like months ago

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 04:11 7

3. deanylev (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


I want:

5.5" 1080p IPS Display w/ 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 & thinner bezels

Snapdragon 810

4GB LP-DDR4 RAM

16MP 1/2.3" OIS 4K 60FPS & 1080p 120FPS Recording Rear Camera & Dual Truetone Flash

4MP Ultrapixel Front Facing Camera 1440p 60FPS Recording Front Camera & Single Flash

64/128GB eMMC 5.0

Same fingerprint scanner as iPhone 5S and Meizu MX4 Pro embedded into bezel

3500mAh Battery

Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers

IP68 Water Resistance or at least water repellent nano-coating.

Machined Aluminium Rim w/ Removable Styleswap cover

Skyline Notification RGB Light

I'm certain they could fit that into a $500 or less price point

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 04:26 1

4. vuyonc (Posts: 983; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Snapdragon 810 can't record 4K/60fps video :( plus imagine how much storage you would need. Thin top bezel and an Ultrapixel front facing camera are mutually impossible for now at least.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 07:16

11. antmiu2 (Posts: 295; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


way to agressive I can make it as good and keeping the cost down

5.5" 1080p IPS display wtih gorilla glass 4, minimum bezels on the top and bottom but including front facing stereo speakers with a all black front pane.

the next snapdragon which will be the 808 with adreno 420 GPU

3GB of ram is still good and will keep cost down

improved 13 MP camera or 16 MP but this time with OIS and ability to shoot 240fps slow motion, 1080p at 60fps and 4k at 30fps

improved front facing 5 MP cam with a led flash

32GB & 64GB models with Micro SD support

battery 3100maH+ (808 + android 5.0 will consume much less bat)

IP certification for Water and dust Proof

and of course non other then Cyanogenmod on it

So this way they can price it $400 for the 32GB and $450 for the 64GB

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 07:39 1

14. YourNickname (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Fixed:
5.5" 2160p RGB S-Stripe Amoled w/ 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 & thinner bezels

Snapdragon 810

4GB LP-DDR4 RAM

20.7 pixel ISOCELL OIS 4K 30FPS & 1080p 240FPS Recording Rear Camera & Dual Truetone Flash laser auto-focus

5MP Front Facing Camera

64/128GB eMMC 5.0

Same fingerprint scanner as Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Back scanner.

4000mAh Battery

Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers

IP68 Water Resistance

Machined Stainless steel - silver - gunmetal magnesium

Skyline Notification RGB Light

Android 5.0 with multiwindow & no encryption

$800. Dream phone.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 09:17

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That's completely unrealistic for $500. I would gladly pay $750 for it next fall though.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 12:25

20. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I would like a One without the invite system and a screen size between 5" and 5.5"....

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 13:35

23. chengjatpenn (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


Go to their Chinese website. It's open for sale every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00AM Beijing Time. You don't need a stupid invite. :\ I hate those things too...

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 13:04 1

21. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is way better.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 13:36 1

24. chengjatpenn (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


Yes, but they can't market their products on this side of the pond because NSA want to monopolize the domestic spying program market. :\

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 04:30

5. Windswept7 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


@deanylev YES, all YES, you know your phone specs good sir and their value! Give that man a oneplus two!

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 05:32 1

6. daftside (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


How about a much smaller, pocket-friendly size this time? Size is the only thing keeping me from getting the very first OnePlus model.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 06:17 2

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 984; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Hardcore fanboy will still pick nexus 6 and happy to lock themselves into carrier cage.

Smart educated android user would definitely pick this as price to value ratio meet satisfaction.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 07:35

13. dimas (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


"pick" is a privilege when you even want to touch their phone.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 06:56

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice concept though.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 07:32

12. dimas (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


One plus 2 mini around 4.3 inches display. And how about increasing their inventory so that it will not be rare than gold?

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 08:55

16. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


only if they create a more compact model i'll consider it.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 10:31 1

18. duartix (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Make it 5', keep it 1080p and make it a lot smaller.
The only department where the One+ 1 failed misably at was size (oh, and distribution).

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 12:19

19. xq10xa (Posts: 582; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I just canceled my pre-order. I feel like I can wait 6 more months for a new phone.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 17:08

25. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


I spent months chasing the One, gave up after running CM11 on my old S3 and hating it, and bought a G3, which is spectacular.

Finally got an invite for the OPO and grabbed one, had it less than a day. CM11 is just as rubbish on that, flakey, reboots often, crappy camera compared to the G3, so I sold it on.

Hopefully they can sort the OS and QC issues on the OP2.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 18:35 1

27. Furbal (Posts: 896; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


ColorOS is actually very nice. If only they had everything translated....

The camera on Color is leagues above CM11s.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 17:13

26. shimanto1123 (Posts: 100; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


One Plus One Two?
should be named as One Plus Two; wait, thats even funnier ....

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 08:15

29. II2012 (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


There are plenty of invites available, just go to the OnePlus forums. At the moment I have 3 invites to share (expiring tomorrow), if anyone wants one.

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