Confirmed: OnePlus 2 is smaller than the OnePlus One, but has a larger battery

Confirmed: OnePlus 2 is smaller than the OnePlus One, but has a larger battery
OnePlus today held an AMA (ask me anything) session, and revealed some important things about its upcoming OnePlus 2 (not OnePlus Two) smartphone, which will be officially announced on July 27.

First of all, we now know for sure that the OnePlus 2 is smaller than the OnePlus One (which sports a 5.5-inch display and measures 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm). However, this doesn't mean that the OnePlus 2 has a smaller display: rumors have it that it's still a 5.5-inch 1080p panel.

Another thing that's been confirmed during the AMA session is that the new OnePlus smartphone has a 3300 mAh battery, which should provide extended usage times compared to the 3100 mAh battery of the OnePlus One.

The quality of the rear camera (expected to be a 16 MP one) is of "high priority" for OnePlus. The company believes that "a bunch of things" related to the camera "will set the OnePlus 2 apart."

OnePlus is "most proud" of the design and build of its next handset, which likely means the device is made out of metal - just as rumored. There will be a OnePlus 2 for the US market (with LTE bands 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17), and another one for Europe and the rest of the world (with LTE bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20).

Other previously confirmed OnePlus 2 features include: a fingerprint scanner, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C connector.

The new handset will be available to buy via "an improved" invite system. As previously mentioned, its price will be lower than $450. Finally, in case anyone was curious, we'll still be able to buy the OnePlus One after the OnePlus 2 is launched.

source: Reddit via OnePlus (Twitter)



1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

could it be bezel-less phone ? if it is the this for sure the best device of the year imo

3. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Same I'm so excited!!! I can't help but be worried about that snapdragon 810 overheating though :(

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's going to need the bigger battery that sd810 does big time damage to it

13. waddup121 unregistered


19. Jack-O-Lantern

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

check out the Nubia Z9 not the Max nor the mini, just the Z9

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The battery should never go down in capacity year after year. It's called an upgrade, not a side grade. The batteries in these phones are so disappointing. The only two to get it right are the Z3 and S6 Active. Hopefully this has a battery like those; with all the innovations made in a smartphone, battery never seems to get drastically better.

25. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Droid Turbo is solid, but yeah, Verizon exclusive unfortunately.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Made of blood, sweat and tears: So does that mean it's manufactured at Foxconn?

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Lol. Haha.

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Made of blood, sweat and tears: - i would have thought it's lack of vision and greed.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It better be smaller, the first one was huge.

7. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

And I loved it lol

22. DoDaDum

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

That's what she said!

9. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

July 27th in China or July 27th in the US. I have a feeling I will be waiting until Tuesday July 28th for the announcement.

10. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I am waiting for the storage capacity if they will go to 32, 64, and 128 or just plain 64gb with micro sd slot. Great battery improvement though.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Well, at least they got the band 12 part right. I hope smaller doesn't mean they're ditching the capacitive buttons. I really like them on my OnePlus One. Still, with the 810, I'm not interested, unless somehow they work some voodoo and make it perform well without overheating. Shoulda gone with the 805 or 808.

14. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

805 would have been the best choice, but it seems to be discontinued :/

15. Techspark

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Becoz its 32-bit...

16. stealthlee4

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 17, 2015


17. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Still disappointed that it's still big despite 'smaller'. I wish they'd make a compact version, but I think I'm reaching for the stars here as nobody would do that except Sony. But even Sony's compact version is a bit too big. :(

20. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

4.6" is too big? Go get an iphone 5s

21. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

As I've said, I'm reaching for the stars here. A decent 4.0"-4.3" mid-high end phone is too much to ask for that I'm asked to buy an overpriced old model.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

think about it...iphone sells alot of phone with that mindset


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

same here

18. tommartin17

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

nice article

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