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

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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30 Comments

1. Freedom

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

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

7. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

22. chengjatpenn

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 24, 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. :\

28. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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

30. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

2. syphax96

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Wallpaper ? o.O

10. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I want that wallpaper too.

15. k1773rm0nk3y

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 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

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 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.

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 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

14. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

20. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

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

23. chengjatpenn

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 24, 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...

21. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

24. chengjatpenn

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 24, 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. :\

5. Windswept7

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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

6. daftside

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

13. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice concept though.

12. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 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?

16. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

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

18. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 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).

19. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

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

25. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 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.

27. Furbal unregistered

ColorOS is actually very nice. If only they had everything translated.... The camera on Color is leagues above CM11s.

26. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

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

29. II2012

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 17, 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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