Pei: One Plus 2 coming in Q3; recent teaser for June 1st had nothing to do with the sequel

A recent interview with OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei published this weekend, clears up some of the questions surrounding a recent teaser sent out by the company. Showing an image of the OnePlus One being partially erased and ready to be "re-drawn" using a nearby pencil, the tag line "Time to Change" had many fans expecting the sequel to be announced on June 1st.

But alas, the only announcement we expect from OnePlus tomorrow is one introducing some price cuts for the two OnePlus One models. The new pricing will bring the 64GB Sandstone Black down to $298 and the 16GB Silk White version down to $248. Pei admitted in the interview that the teaser had nothing to do with a new phone.

But the executive did say that the OnePlus 2 (the sequel will use the numeral "2" in its name, confirmed Pei) will be unveiled in the third quarter. He would not name the exact month that this will take place. The third quarter covers July through September. Pei also talked about the dreaded invite system, which was not a fan favorite. He reiterated that they were used to help manage supply and demand. The brand spanking new company, selling handsets at a thin margin, could not afford to build a ton of phones on spec. After all, OnePlus was expecting to sell only 50,000 to 100,000 units and ended up with nearly one million sold. The invitation system will be back initially for the OnePlus 2, but this time the company plans on sending out a lot more in the beginning.

Lastly, Pei says that OxygenOS will have a lot more new features announced at the same time that the OnePlus 2 finally sees the light of day next quarter. While those in the West received OxygenOS, customers in the East received HydrogenOS. Pei didn't say whether the latter will also see new features introduced along with the unveiling of the new handset.

source: via Mobipicker

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    CyanogenMod UI



16. Z3R091 unregistered

Why they need invite system? It's a burden for the customer.

14. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Better comes with A9 chip xD

13. h3rlihy

Posts: 4; Member since: May 31, 2015

What everyone seems to have gone quiet about is the OnePlus One Lite that was spoken off in hushed tones recently. The only thing I'm not the biggest fan of with my One is that it is realistically quite the large phone. A smaller model would make my life.

7. peteus

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2015

OnePlus without cyanogen is Chinese smartphone producer. Chinese smartphones are great on paper but have terrible software implementation, and terrible customer service. So, that's what OnePlus now is. Basically, you can take a risk, buy any cheap smartphone and if it works, great. Why not but Asus zen then for $300? 4Gb RAM! With Chinese companies selling millions of phones globally, trend is for phone to get cheaper, not more expensive. Keep in mind that they knew about digitizer problem on OnePlus and in place of improving manufacturing process, they argued that's software issue. Expect more of the same.

15. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I use XiaoMi Mi4i. It's chinese it's good phone

6. ThePATRIOToverlord

Posts: 50; Member since: May 29, 2015

The galaxy s6 starts at $599, has a much better processor and camera then the oneplus one, longer battery life, much better display, and much more. The one plus one has a measle 13 megapixel camera that doesnt even have OIS, dont let me get started ...i use a 128 GB MicroSD card with it on Wifi and it is best why would i spend my hard earned cash on a inferior product? it just doesnt make sense, the logic isnt there. one plus 2 is going to be marginally better, the only real true innovators IMO is Samsung.. with their amazing Exynos 7420 processor and best camera on market and things like that, i spend my hard earned money on intelligent buys such as the S6. the choice is clear

8. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

The S6 doesn't have a better battery life than thé Oneplus One. It juste doesn't. And the choice isn't clear since the oneplus 2 hasn't been announced. For someone stating its not logic, your arguments have 0 logic.

10. h3rlihy

Posts: 4; Member since: May 31, 2015

It's beautiful that you had to spend so long justifying why your phone that came out almost a year later at double the cost is better than the phone I've had longer than yours has even been out :') I enjoy a 2 day battery life and take all of my images in RAW format (being substantially larger files). I also have high quality Spotify downloads with hundreds of tracks dowloaded and numerous 4k videos on my phone. Yet the 64gb storage limit has never felt like it's not enough. In fact, after looking, I am now 8 months down the line with my OnePlus and I still have over half my storage free ^.^

11. h3rlihy

Posts: 4; Member since: May 31, 2015

Also, if you truly loved 'innovation' so much you obviously would have gone for the s6 edge. That beautiful 'innovation' that I've always thought looks like a manufacturing defect that they decided to run with

4. waddup121 unregistered

Better be worth. If we're fortunate, base-end model may range around $400 USD.

3. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Hopefully it won't cost $500. With the rumors coming out, I'm almost more excited for the price cut on the One.

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Looking forward to the announcement of One plus Two!! Hopefully it won't come with Snapdragon 820.

2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

*Snapdragon 810.,

9. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Much better if it came with Exynos.

12. h3rlihy

Posts: 4; Member since: May 31, 2015

I also hope a new processor is released before they nail down what the 2 will have. Although I'll personally be skipping it, my OnePlus is only 8 months old and this far down the line there's still nothing really that it can't do? Still never seen any lag etc

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