OnePlus 2 release, specs, price: device not to cost more than $450, says CEO


The much-awaited OnePlus 2 is coming very soon, and the mobile phone company is giving excited fans more reasons to look out for the upcoming phone.

The official OnePlus Twitter page just posted their newest update, and it gave users a promise of a lower price for the OnePlus 2 than repeatedly rumored. Peter Lau, the company’s CEO himself said, “I can promise that the OnePlus 2 will be priced under 450 USD.”

In other news, an image of the alleged OnePlus 2 surfaced online via a Weibo post. The image appears to show a metal build with plastic bands on top and bottom, possibly for the signal reception.

Just recently, OnePlus announced that the official unveiling of the OnePlus 2 will happen on July 27, and that the launching event will be done completely on virtual reality (VR).

“For the OnePlus 2 launch,” OnePlus said, “we didn’t want that barrier between us and you; we want to invite you into our world, because you’re a major part of it. That is why we will be unveiling the OnePlus 2 to the world completely in VR. Starting July 27 at 7:00pm PT, everyone around the world can stream our launch.”

The OnePlus 2, according to specifications posted on GSMArena, will have a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 Full HD display, multitouch of up to 10 fingers, equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4; the device will run on Android v5.1 Lollipop, with CyanogenMod OS on top of it; it is expected to run under an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, with an Adreno 430 GPU; an option between 1GB and 4GB of internal memory will be available, along with a 3GB worth of RAM.

It will also have a 16MP rear-facing camera with the ability to record videos of up to 2K resolution, and a 5MP front-facing camera that can record HD videos at the rate of 30 frames per second, and all powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery.

The newest feature revealed by the company is a fingerprint sensor that claims to be faster than Apple’s iPhone Touch ID sensor.