OnePlus says the OnePlus 2 offers "features that won't be available on other devices until Android M"
posted by Florin T. / Jul 24, 2015, 1:37 PM
OnePlus says that it didn't create the OnePlus 2 to compete with 2015 flagships, instead being "more interested in looking further into the future." One of the things that, according to OnePlus, is making its new handset future-proof is OxygenOS (based on Android). Reportedly, the new version of this custom OS offers "features that won’t be available on other devices until Android M." What OnePlus seems to be forgetting is that Google is expected to launch high-end Android M-based Nexus handsets later this year, and we'll probably also see Android M smartphones released by other companies before the year's end. This means that, despite what OnePlus is enthusiastically believing, the OnePlus 2 will actually compete with some of this year's high-end smartphones.
As a reminder, OnePlus already revealed various specs of the OnePlus 2, including an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a USB Type-C connector, a 3300 mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner touted as being "faster" than the sensor Apple is using on its iPhones.
Despite all the hype and all the available information about the OnePlus 2, it's obviously still early to properly judge the new handset - even if photos of it have already showed up in China. We do expect the OnePlus 2 to be a very good phone, but it remains to be seen if it can indeed compete with the flagships of next year.
The OnePlus 2 will be officially unveiled next week, on July 27.
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Seems Motorola is taking notes from OnePlus, Samsung is taking notes from Apple, Asus is taking notes from LG, I wonder who HTC gonna take notes from with their "hero" phone. Also, I'd rather get the 1+ one if I'm being honest, I don't think the 1+2 will live up to the hype...atleast with design.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 1:52 PM 2
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Yeah, the design is what put me off of the first OnePlus. From what I've read, it's an excellent phone internally, but I'm someone who cares as much about design as internals....so I'll probably be skipping the OnePlus Two as well, if these photos prove to be real.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 3:19 PM 1
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Its a tiny company. I dont think they are capable of a radical new design. As it looks like they polished the old design and thats about it. As long as they keep them selves locked in the invite system and they will like they mentioned for the 2nd model then they will just keep doing small updates on the outside with new cpu etc in the inside, keep costs low and go on
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 3:32 PM 2
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i don't think a radical new design should be required for people to be interested in new phones.. i don't understand how that all of a sudden became a requirement.. i DO understand some of the drama from the m9 which looked a lot like the m8 but i don't agree with the level of backlash they received either.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 9:48 PM 0
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what improvements can we see in the type usb c connector ?? any idea anyone ?
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 1:53 PM 1
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One of them is faster charging.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 1:57 PM 1
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i know this one..... i have one more question......samsung used usb 3.1 in note 3 & s5 (it had faster chargng & data transfers to pc), y did it discontinue it in note 4 & s6. infact, no other manufacturer used it in their phones. why ? any idea guys ?
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 2:02 PM 0
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They had USB 3.0, not 3.1. The Note 4 has a supercharger ability. They removed USB 3.0 because very few customers actually used it for data transfers and it caused confusion in the marketplace among those users who weren't informed that they could still use their old micro-USB chargers.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 3:01 PM 0
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I think reverse charging. USB-C phone can be use for become charger
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 2:04 PM 1
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Will they have an Iris scanner as well, a feature on the next flagship Lumias? It's not about packing in every feature you can get, rather it's about making sure that what you DO have works well.
posted on Jul 25, 2015, 12:42 AM 0
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