OnePlus made quite a stir last year when they came out of nowhere to release the OnePlus One, their self proclaimed “flagship killer”, furthermore not just anybody could walk up and buy one, you needed a special invitation to be able to have them take your money. Last year OnePlus proved that limited availability = Hype, however this time around their going bigger and better; the next generation flagship the OnePlus 2 was announced earlier this week (which we’re late in covering due to personal reasons).
The all new OnePlus 2 comes with a similar but refined design, less plastic and a whole lot more fancy coming with wooden back covers and a sturdier metal frame. The internals of course have also been revamped to keep up with the “flagship killing” legacy. The OnePlus 2 comes with 3 GBs of RAM (or 4 GBs depending on the variant) and a Snapdragon 810 processor (tweaked to overcome the pesky overheating issues), paired along with a 5.5″ 1080p screen, which certainly isn’t a flagship killing spec, but you can’t really count it against it either. The phone also comes with a 13 MP camera and either 16 GBs or 64 GBs of internal storage, dual Micro-SIM card support and most importantly the brilliant USB Type-C connector.
The OnePlus 2’s flagship killing skills don’t come from the specs however, but rather from the price tag; as with its predecessor the latest flagship undercuts even the cheapest 2015 flagship by a significant margin. The 16 GB/ 3 GB RAM version sells for $329 while the 64 GB / 4 GB RAM version sells for $389, with the more expensive variant still being nearly $200 cheaper than any other flagship, the OnePlus 2 is set to turn some heads even if it came with mediocre specs, let alone with the specs it’s already packing. I for one can’t wait to give this beast of a phone a go.