OnePlus presents the OnePlus 2 as "the 2016 flagship killer", raises eyebrows

OnePlus presents the OnePlus 2 as
OnePlus today revealed a list of partners that helped it make the OnePlus 2, its brand new handset that will be officially announced on July 27. While there are no surprising names on the list (not even Samsung, which, as you may know, is supplying components for many of its rivals, including Apple), there is one surprising thing about all this: OnePlus says that its upcoming smartphone is "the 2016 flagship killer." But we're in 2015, and the OnePlus 2 will certainly be released this year, possibly shortly after its July 27 announcement.

Before you think that this must be a typo, it isn't: OnePlus presents the new phone as "the 2016 flagship killer" both on Twitter, and Facebook, and had the time to fix this, had it been a typo. It just looks like OnePlus is a bit too enthusiastic about its new handset.

Realistically speaking, it's hard to believe that the OnePlus 2, no matter how good it may turn out to be, will be able to stand next to 2016's flagship smartphones. Not to mention that OnePlus itself will likely release a new flagship next year, so presenting the OnePlus 2 as a "2016 flagship killer" sounds as if the phone is also a killer of the OnePlus 3 - or whatever OnePlus' third-generation flagship will be called.

In case you haven't heard, OnePlus already confirmed a bunch of features that the OnePlus 2 will have, including: an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) processor, fingerprint scanner, dual SIM support, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3300 mAh battery. The device will not cost more than $450, and it's going to be available via an improved invite system. Are you waiting for the new OnePlus?

source: OnePlus (Facebook, Twitter)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. RaidenPR

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

They are too arrogant ....

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Expect superb bench scores and 'performance' for first 1-2 week for advertising and then massivrle throttle via update to keep device cool.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7417; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Any invite system to buy a companies product is just BS.

16. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Correction...they've become too arrogant and its a sad thing!

46. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Have they "become" arrogant? Remember that OnePlus One was advertised as a "flagship killer" already, which it couldn't be because of the terrible handling of supply and demand at first, and because most flagships had dropped in price by the time anyone could get a One. I think they were already a bit cocky right from the start, but I agree that this claim about the OnePlus Two is much more arrogant. 2016 flagships will have a better SoC than the s810, so the only thing the OnePlus Two will be able to boast is a lower price tag.

31. waddup121 unregistered

I'm impatiently waiting...

49. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Talk big up front and s**tty product after 1 year or so. I have a few friends who have this OnePlus One since the launch day and now they all have some kind of problem with it. I have the Z2 since it first released (got it from Taiwan) and only problem I have is I can't use magnetic charger. Still rocking Z2 until it's 2 year old, then I'll look into other phones.

2. Amir1 unregistered

oneplus = always settle. s810 will be oneplus killer anyway.

8. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

one+2 = flagship killa. s810 = one+2 killa.

18. Amir1 unregistered

Don't want to settle? don't buy oneplus. easy.

4. Techspark

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Sony z not here!!!... so, no Sony camera sensor??!!?

14. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

But Look Ricoh is there..

20. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It could be Samsung or Toshiba.

5. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

With SD 810 and a 450$ price tag it's barely a flagship killer. I think SD 810 had it's fare share of bad publicity and people will stay away from every phone that uses it especially when SD 820 is closer than ever.

7. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Most people don't know what a snapdragon is.

11. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

More people know what Samsung and Apple phones are. More people dont even know wtf is one chinese crap company even attempting to do in smartphone market.1+1 Had more hardware and software buggs than all of the flagships in 2015 combined. Half of the 1+1 units didnt even have fully working touch interface.

21. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Though it is true that most people don't know what a snapdragon is, I think OnePlus buyers do know what it is

30. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I wouldn't shy away from the 810. I think it's most likely more tech press nonsense, sort of like Windows 8 being hard to use, or plastic being a cheap inferior material. But you're right that tech press BS can hurt sales.

6. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

More like performance killer with the 810

9. deftozzz

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

With a 4:3 13MP camera it is more like a 2012 flagship killer... I guess their slogan should be changed.

10. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Unless they have the best screen on the market (GS6) and best camera on the market (GS6), the two most important features to me, they will never get a dime of my money.

22. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

You might debate that the lg g4 has the best camera. Don't have personal expierence so I can't judge.

25. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The G4 has the better camera for more advanced users, seeing as the S6 lacks shutter speed control (a huge letdown considering they have a "pro" mode)

41. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I agree, they need to ad shutter speed. That is very important.

29. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Those are just areas where the marginal differences aren't that important. Not even features I would focus on when buying a smartphone.

42. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

What two features are most important to you?

47. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Battery size/life, but I would hopefully will never never be forced to buy a phone that doesn't have a removable battery, microSD, NFC, IR, at least 3GB if not 4GB of ram, and a fingerprint scanner (although I'm not convinced on that feature yet, but I want to have the option to use it). I'm on the fence on USB-C due to transition issues.

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well i think it's a flagship killer cause its cheap and gives flagship's hardware bit not really for the 2016 unless it would become a lot cheaper than that.

13. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015


15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Boy, so glad we get another opportunity to rip on the SD810! They should change the name of this website to Snapdragon810Arena!

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