OnePlus says the OnePlus 2 offers "features that won't be available on other devices until Android M"

OnePlus says the OnePlus 2 offers
Not long ago, OnePlus said that its upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone would be a "2016 flagship killer," despite the fact that the handset is going to be launched this year. Now, the company is reassuring us that "2016" wasn't a typo.

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.

source: OnePlus

Related phones

  • 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. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

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.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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 I'll probably be skipping the OnePlus Two as well, if these photos prove to be real.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

18. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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.

2. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

what improvements can we see in the type usb c connector ?? any idea anyone ?

3. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

One of them is faster charging.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

That depends on my things and not only on the usb C so just bringing usb c does not mean faster charging.

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

There is answer to every questions, Google.

26. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It can be used to transfer video and sound i suppose.

4. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i know this one..... i have one more 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 ?

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

There is answer to every questions, Google.

21. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

why are you here then? go google everything..

9. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

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.

24. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

yeahh...sry !! usb 3.0 !!

25. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i think usb 3.1 will also have faster data transfers !! just wish its widely adopted as usb 2.0 is now

5. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I think reverse charging. USB-C phone can be use for become charger

6. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

That happens in usb 2.0 also...

16. Plutonium239

Posts: 1243; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The connector itself it reversible, you don't have to worry about putting it in the correct way.

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So your bet is having features that are going to be available to everyone in two months? Wow marketing 101 not found

14. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I get afraid from ads that makes huge hype, coz if the phone does not live to the hype as being the perfect phone, then it will be recognized as a huge fail!

15. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

if it comes out at $449, i would rather buy brand new unlocked galaxy s6 at $500 from ebay.

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Maybe the other end of the cable is reversible also. Now that would be cool.

19. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

The 'fry your eggs as you surf' feature?

20. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

there are not one but two phones according to many leaks. So, the flagship phone could have better desing.

22. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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.

23. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I don't think so...

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.