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.