OnePlus Two plus Two – "flagship killer" company will release two smartphones this year

OnePlus Two plus Two –
Ah, OnePlus, how you like to tease. The company that dubbed its first phone "the 2014 flagship killer", and is touting its soon-to-be-released Two as “the 2016 flagship killer” (not a typo) may actually launch another phone this year.

Romanian website Adevarul.ro had an interview with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau. Mr. Lau answers questions on some common topics – the connection between OnePlus and Oppo, how OnePlus prefers to sell its hardware cheaply so that it can establish a strong foothold for its brand and profit from accessories, and how the infamous invite system helps to keep the company from overstocking. Then, the interviewer asked the CEO whether the company plans on releasing an even more affordable device, one that doesn't rock flagship specs. To this question, Pete Lau replied that yes, there is another OnePlus smartphone planned for this year, but he is not yet ready to reveal details.

We've heard this rumor a couple of times before – earlier this year, co-founder Carl Pei said that the company is, indeed, working on another product – one that focuses on premium aesthetics over hardware prowess. So, seeing as rumors claim that the OnePlus Two will have a sleek, metal build – how much more "premium" does the company intend to get with this mysterious phone? As far as specs go, it makes sense that it may be of the midrange variety – if the company were to release another powerhorse in just a few months time, the two might cannibalize each other.

Either way, we expect some more rumors and leaks to cast some light on the mystery handset in the following months. We will keep our ear to the ground!


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23 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

A 5 inch 1080p version would be great.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or even smaller. 4.7" perhaps.

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yupp i agree with 4.7" size. But it should be COMPACT not MINI... let's see what happens...

14. Roshi unregistered

Agreed. Other than Sony, everyone else are making mini phones with mini specs. Makes a 'mini' phone named after their flagship and with entry level specs.

20. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

How about the perfect size at 3.5in? That's what Apple has been telling the sheep. Look at them now?lol

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why not a 1.6inch 160p monochrome screen since you want to go backwards.

22. pocketdrummer

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

4.7" - 5.2" is the sweet spot for one-handed use. The phablet tread is getting ridiculous, and it's only getting worse. Next year you won't be able to buy a flagship unless it's 6" and so on and so forth. But, I guess so long as things are going your way anyone with a differing opinion is "going backwards".

16. waddup121 unregistered

Oneplus two mini? IM ALL IN

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Is OnePlus throwing all their cash reserves to PA writers just to keep the hype going?

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If you don't have money for a marketing team, use the media like PA, Youtube reviewer.... If more chinese OEMs would offer their devices worldwide (Meizu, Xiaomi, LeTv...) then nobody would care about OPO.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You miss all the Samsung (S6) and LG (G4) articles earlier? Don't worry, soon PA will be flooded with Samsung (Note 5) and Apple (iPhone 6S/6S+) Articles

5. Roshi unregistered

"flagship killer" company? Thats Qualcomm this year.

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Best joke of the year! SD810 should be voted for the title!

13. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

you nailed it dude.

17. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Qualcomm is like a suicide bomber.

6. Djz89

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

if its true that they are using SD810 then it wont even be a mid-range killer. To bad

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Get your GK rectified.. SD810 had an overheating issue not underperforming issue... better have a look at the MI NOTE PRO...

11. Djz89

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Thats what i mean, it wont be killing anything but its owner. So bad sales and unhappy buyers, and i dont know about u but if the phone crashes do to overheating, i would say the phone is underpreforming. Benchmarks is just bullocks in this case.

12. Djz89

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

one quck google search and over 10 articles about mi note pro overheating poops up, i think ill pas and wait for the next gen SD.

19. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Better read a comment carefully before replying.. does any of those article says that Mi Note Pro is an underperforming device..

18. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Nice! I am really looking forward to it.

21. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

6 inch snd 820 20 mp 13 mp 4gb ram 128gb nice!!!

23. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

no tanks i perfer htc

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