OnePlus Two rumors: Snapdragon 810 SoC, fingerprint scanner, higher price and Q3 launch

OnePlus Two rumors: Snapdragon 810 SoC, fingerprint scanner, higher price and Q3 launch
With close to one million OnePlus One units sold last year, the concept of selling a flagship phone at a lower price turned out to be a successful one. Sure, there were some bumps in the road, but OnePlus learned a lot and the OnePlus Two release should go a lot smoother. That, however, isn't expected to take place until the third quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the rumor mill is now open and the OnePlus Two is the subject of some gossiping.

The OnePlus Two is expected to come with a laser focus fingerprint identification system embedded in the home button. We should see the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset inside the phone. Design-wise, the OnePlus Two is said to resemble the Oppo Find 7. Considering that the OnePlus One resembles the Find 7, this is not a surprise. Most of OnePlus' top executives came from Oppo and there are connections between the two companies that probably need further explaining.

Also not totally a surprise is the word that the OnePlus Two will be priced higher than its predecessor. After all, selling a flagship phone for as low as $299 doesn't produce much in the way of profits. What we'd like to see changed with the OnePlus Two is the invitation system. We understand that the low price of the phone and the resulting razor thin margins requires the company to get a better grasp of supply and demand than its bigger rivals have. But enough time has lapsed since the launch of the OnePlus One for the manufacturer to get a good idea of how many units it needs to produce over a given time period.

Previous rumors about the OnePlus Two include a smaller screen and a metal build. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has gone on record stating that the OnePlus One sequel will "surprise people." Hopefully, the device will live up to such a proclamation.

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source: GizmoChina

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