The OnePlus 2 will be the first flagship to offer USB Type-C connectivity

The OnePlus 2 will be the first flagship to offer USB Type-C connectivity
The specs for the OnePlus 2 are trickling out rather slowly for the liking of eager tech fans. So far, we know that it will include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, which, unlike with the HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3+ & Z4 and Xiaomi's Mi 4i & Mi Note Pro, will apparently not overheat. We also know that it'll carry a price higher than that of the current OnePlus One, a bump that is largely attributable to the aforementioned SoC. Having also heard that the handset will sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, it has now emerged that the OnePlus 2 will include USB Type-C connectivity.

Ordinarily, the announcement of a new device also showcases the juicy specs as well. OnePlus has taken a different approach with the OnePlus 2, but the staggered tidbits of info do, at least, keep OnePlus in the news. As confirmed by a tweet posted a short while ago by the company, the OnePlus 2 will offer USB Type-C connectivity, and will be the first flagship handset to do so. While Sony is quite happy to swerve this emerging standard for the time being, OnePlus would prefer to "lead the way in power connectivity."

USB Type-C connectivity is reversible, boasts significantly faster data speeds, and offers much higher power output than traditional USB adapters. Supported by Google's upcoming Android M, rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will offer USB Type-C. But OnePlus may beat the Korean company to the draw, suggesting in its tweet that the OnePlus 2 "will be the first flagship to use Type C USB."

The cost of the OnePlus 2 will be higher than the rumored $322, but with enough goodies in tow, it might be worth the extra money in the eyes of some consumers. Check out our specs round-up for the OnePlus 2 so far, and let us know what you think of the device's USB Type-C connectivity in the comments. 

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29 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Must be nice to have a reversible connector. coughcoughwelcometo2012coughcough

3. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, but is even better to have astandard connection...

12. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Yes, a reversible connector that you can only use on a Apple device. Yes, so convenient. Nope.

19. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Considering that more than 20% of the engineers who worked on USB Type C were Apple engineers, and the new MacBook was the first device to implement USB 3.1 with a Type C connector, I'd say that Apple has no issues with this standard connector.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Only time will tell Apple may still make a "Lightning 2" over USB Type 2 for their iOS devices

26. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's entirely possible, although now that a standard has been established that is reversible, and which they helped design, I would like to see them adopt this on iPhones.

20. CAMBODIANPATRIOT2

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

iphone 5, is it u? ;)

2. waddup121 unregistered

Yes...the dongle age has begun.

4. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

regular consumer is like SD810? what is that? whats heating? why should i care? :(

5. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

Will comes with dual sim?

24. Simona unregistered

no it wont

6. kracio

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

The First Smartphone with flagship specs and USB C is LETV and not One+2!

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

SD810? avoid avoid

8. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

yall are complaining about the sd810 already without even waiting for the phone to actually come out and get tested. it's so annoying but more invites for me!

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

You expect some form miracle or something?

11. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

You're overreacting. The xiaomi mi note pro is plenty fast and it has an sd810 and it DOES NOT OVERHEAT. I'm hoping for similar performance.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

BS claim....EVERY SD810 overheats

14. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

lol okay sure

17. HotnReady

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Problem is that the GPU on the 808 is weak and no one wants to be caught dead using a 805. Hopefully the 810 v2.1 fixes the previous issues...

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Reality check in case you haven't heard: The S810 "v2.1" overheats. Want proof? Z4.

28. HotnReady

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Z4 is also a waterproof phone.

18. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

S810 devices are a lot hotter than S801 devices, but they are not that very hot to handle. I have an M9 and never felt my hands getting burned. Of course there are times when the temp rises to 43-44℃ but, specially after the recent 1.40 update, the device is not overheating, just hotter than the M8 relatively ;)

29. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

""Inside the 2, the 810 consists of several CPU processors. Layered on top of these processors is both thermal gel and graphite placed across different areas of the phone. This graphite ensures that heat generated from the processors will dissipate evenly, as opposed to being concentrated and leading to performance issues. After rigorous testing, the 2 meets the industry standard for phone temperature, even with hours of use."" that's what they said and im gonna stay optimistic.

10. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"will be the first flagship to use Type C USB." Call BS......... LeTV S1, S1 Pro and Max I think are the first phones/flagship to use Type C USB.

15. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Does type C USB helps with faster charging..even higher than qualcom 2.0?

16. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Its far more faster than qualcom's fast charGing 2.0....

25. Simona unregistered

yes but it must be usb 3.1 support with 100mA power

21. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sounds neat. Hope they pick a more reliable screen this time around.

27. Deadeye37

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

If the Saygus V2 actually meets their shipping deadline, I think they would be the first....and you don't need an invitation to get one!

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