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OnePlus 2 and a cheaper OnePlus smartphone should both be released this year

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OnePlus 2 and a cheaper OnePlus smartphone should both be released this year
The OnePlus One is one of last year's most surprising smartphones: it came out of nowhere and reached sales of around 1 million units, despite the fact that it wasn't sold like most other handsets, customers requiring an invitation in order to purchase it. This year, OnePlus has way bigger plans: according to Bloomberg, which recently visited OnePlus' headquarters in Shenzhen, China, the company hopes to sell 3 to 5 million smartphones by the end of 2015, and 10 million in 2016.

We already heard quite many things about the successor to the OnePlus One, which, according to a company co-founder, will be called OnePlus 2. Bloomberg is confirming that the OnePlus 2 is expected to be launched in the third quarter, while also mentioning that OnePlus has yet another new smartphone in the pipeline: a cheaper model that should be released before the end of the year.

While there's no word on exactly what the cheaper OnePlus handset will bring, OnePlus Director Carl Pei recently said that the device could be made for "a different type of audience, perhaps for those who appreciate design over specs.”

As for the OnePlus 2, this might come with an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a fingerprint scanner, and microSD card support. The OnePlus 2 could be more expensive than the OnePlus One, which costs as low as $299 (unlocked). Well, we're looking forward to seeing what OnePlus has in store for us.

source: Bloomberg (video)

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posted on 14 Apr 2015, 15:47 2

1. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)

Sign up now for a chance to buy this Q2 2016

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 16:21

3. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)

buy one just to throw that s**t in the toilet. Their customer service almost sucks more than Tim Cook.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 16:29 1

4. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

The reason why people bought one plus is because of the price itself. Now if they change that and partner it with invitation system not to mention a not so good after sales, then I'm sure this start up company is digging their own grave. Best wishes one plus.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 17:16

7. waddup121 (unregistered)

Lmao. OnePlus 2 and OnePlus Mini maybe...

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 15:48 1

2. tricky (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Sorry, with the bad customer service, marketing tactics and the invitation hassle, increasing the price is no no for me. I can forgive some of those things for a low price. Right now the just announced LeTV phones seem like an awesome alternative. Affordable, high quality materials, with latest and greatest superphone specs. Hopefully, the software is awesome, and they have learned from OnePlus's mistakes.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 16:41

6. Furbal (unregistered)

Once asus releases the rest of the zenfone 2s (with proper lte support) oneplus cant afford to raise prices...

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 16:39 3

5. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

This is a worthless company, not interested

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 17:38 1

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

OnePlus One-Point-Five?

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 17:59

9. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)

opo is a good phone but no good aftersales support makes it a no goas i've got freinds who got a model with defects but are coping up because they have to send mobile and wait for the mobile or money for about 2 months which is unbearable .Dear Stupid OP atleast0 open a service center in every 1000 km range make mobiles later as opo can still sell well with proper support and without whacky invitations

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 18:19

10. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 586; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

Buy original phones.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 18:20

11. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)

SD 810 makes this phone an auto-fail.

Go with the 805. It's been proven that real-world performance of the 810 falls short of the friggen 801. The 810 also kills battery life.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 19:02

12. Af1rPA (Posts: 711; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

I'd take a nicely designed phone over specs as long as it has a flagship camera.
Did the one plus have that many problems that you would need customer support?

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 19:02

13. NihonDaisuki (unregistered)

As long as it uses SD 810, it would fail. PERIOD.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 21:33

14. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

My OnePlus One is my baby...$300 for an awesome unlocked phone? yes please...

posted on 15 Apr 2015, 06:03

15. tommartin17 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Apr 2015)

We will see...

posted on 15 Apr 2015, 09:19

16. tankifycation (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

While there are many legitimate complaints about OnePlus, the OnePlus One was wonderful.

posted on 15 Apr 2015, 10:00

17. scabbie (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2015)

If they put a 2k screen with a better CPU, (not a 810 chip. it's going to catch someone on fire). With the joy of the developers like on the oneplus one. I'll buy it.

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