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Surprise: the OnePlus Two isn't the only new smartphone that OnePlus is working on

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Surprise: the OnePlus Two isn't the only new smartphone that OnePlus is working on
It was back in December when OnePlus Global Director and co-founder Carl Pei first confirmed that a OnePlus Two would be released this year.

Now, talking to PC World, Pei mentioned that, in addition to developing a successor to the OnePlus One, the company is working on another, separate smartphone. According to Pei, this handset could cater to “a different type of audience. Perhaps for those who appreciate design over specs.” For the moment, that’s all the info we have about this mysterious handset, but it seems that OnePlus isn’t yet sure of how to market it.

As for the OnePlus Two, this is expected to follow in the footsteps of the OnePlus One, thus offering high-end specs at an accessible price. Rumors have it that the OnePlus Two will feature a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, and expandable internal memory (of course, things may be different in reality).

Close to 1 million OnePlus One handsets have been sold until now, despite the fact that OnePlus wasn’t expecting to produce more than 50,000 units - that’s why many customers are still having trouble finding a OnePlus One to buy. All in all, the future of OnePlus looks bright. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we find out more about the company’s upcoming handsets.

source: PC World

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posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:36 2

1. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Will snapdragon 805 still be relevant after the 810?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:40 5

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


805 is in no way a bad CPU. I'd still consider a phone with this CPU if everything else was perfect. Not a deal breaker for me. I'd probably still accept a SD801.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:22 1

13. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


even a snapdragon 6XX is fine i mean, i never use the full 4x2.5ghz on my OPO, i think the 810 would be a relevant upgrade if the phone goes QHD. remember, they have to keep their costs down so i doubt that would even be a question

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 20:26 1

17. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Snapdragon 600?! Why snapdragon 600? Why not SD 400? That's enough for android lollipop............why stop there? I think even snapdragon 200 is good enough for android to run smoothly............. Oh wait! Let's go down to SD S4 pro! That's good enough! ..................... Why waste resources? Let's go further down to SD S4 dual or maybe we can all downgrade to tegra 3 or maybe tegra 2! Wouldn't that be awesome?!!!! /s.

Jokes aside, it's about value for money. If I can get a snapdragon 810 for the same price, I will take the more powerful phone. Yes, there are other factors like brand trust and reliability as well as after sales service that will affect my decision but ultimately it's about the value that I get for my money. Also, if you want your phone to last long, you must buy something thats ready for the future of android.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 23:13

22. archit6371 (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


Malcom stop spitting arrogance. What everyone is trying to say is that why to spend most of the production cost on just the chipset. That money can be used for better design (premium build), better camera etc because SD 801 and 805 are already quite potent chipsets.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 00:14

23. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Arrogance? That's was a joke! The "/s" stands for sarcasm! I was just mocking his preference of the snapdragon 600 which btw is almost two years old. Coming back to the topic, I think snapdragon 805 or above will be acceptable. Snapdragon 801 is a slightly more powerful SD 800 which is more than a year old. And yes, they can skip snapdragon 810 if they can provide better quality internals with the money they save on the SOC.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:36 1

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1373; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


With a light android skin or no skin at all a 400 is very well and capable. So ye 805 is amazing just as long as its not running a very heavy badly optimized skin like touh wiz.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 20:18 1

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


I'd say it depends on what you have, I have a Nexus 5 right now (S800) and I personally won't settle for anything less than a S810. The Snapdragon 805 is CERTAINLY a nice SoC, but in terms of future-proofing it doesn't make sense for me to buy 32 bit hardware while 64 bit is becoming the norm.

If One Plus uses the S805 in the phone I'll look elsewhere, if they go for the S810 they'll be a SERIOUS competitor for my next device. I'm eager to give them a shot at rectifying the invite system.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 21:30

20. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Lol, I am still using a Snapdragon S3 (Dual core 1.5GHz Scorpion)... but eagerly waiting for my Snapdragon 801AC Xperia Z3 Compact... I think that with 720p and 2GB will suffice for another couple of years...

Even when currently using old tech I try to take the most advantage of it.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 20:47

19. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Thank you everyone for your input. I think I'll wait for the 810 since I've already been waiting for about a year for 64bit, and I'm at least 3 months away from flagship 64bit devices, might as well hold out a bit longer.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:37 1

2. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Its the only phone in the world that made me love android
WP user ;)

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:38 1

3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Hopefully something 5 inchers or under...

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:54

5. chengsae (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


there is already a design over spec called Moto X and IPHONE

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 16:58

6. shahrooz (Posts: 714; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


well add the one plus one two minus half to the list

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:09 3

9. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


2 phones are enough?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:04

7. Sharky (Posts: 233; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Finally saw not just one, but two of these in the wild on the same day. Looks quite nice in person.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 18:06

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


I met these brothers who each had on other other day. It's actually smaller than I expected, and the performance was very smooth, judging from the games they were playing.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 21:32

21. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah, a coworker brought one the other day and offer me an invitation, but I already spent my money on the Z3C so I had to pass... Anyway it feels very nice in the hand similar to the Nexus 5.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 17:08

8. realjjj (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Let me translate "design over specs" - shiny and overpriced.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 18:20 1

11. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


If they meet a similar price point as the OnePlus One, they are going to KILL with this phone. 5.5" screen, perfect size if they can get close to LG G3 dimensions (which were quite comfortable).

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 18:33

12. EC112987 (Posts: 578; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Finally got an invitation after I purchased the note 4. Wish it would of been a month ago

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:38

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1373; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Maybe you could work out your stock for TWO and make it available like you did with ONE online but no invites no waiting time? Otherwise you will be just a company that 99% of people dont know and never will give a f**k about.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 20:32

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


I actually received an invite for buying a OPO but it expired after 24 hrs, what the heck?

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 02:15

24. Camikazi (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Dec 2014)


They should a look at Saygus V2, makexsomething to compete with that and im in.

posted on 08 Jan 2015, 03:19

25. HarryWild (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Too bad the company only produces phablet size smartphones. If they could do a 4.7" model with the same specs; I would buy it! But most Android phone makers go with the size factor. Small size means crappiest components while biggest size means high end components!

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