OnePlus officially announces OnePlus 2

After the usual lot of teasers, OnePlus has finally made the OnePlus 2 official. Unveiled at the event, both live and in Virtual Reality, the OnePlus 2 brings some impressive specs and a familiar yet new design to the table.

Powering the OnePlus 2 is a Snapdragon 810 processor (v2.1) and 64GB of storage. For those concerned about the performance of the 810, OnePlus say,

“ultimate connected computer processor” and “with eight CPU cores and 64-bit computing, we chose the 810 to be the driving force behind the OnePlus 2’s impressive specs. When paired with the 2, this means better video, a quicker camera, and an unbelievable gaming experience.”

OnePlus 2 features a 13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus and a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera also has the ability to capture slow-motion videos at 120fps and has a time lapse feature. Under the hood of this dual-SIM device is a 3,300mAh battery and is running its Android Lollipop-based Oxygen OS.

On the front of the device is a newly created home button that brings you into the OnePlus 2 experience and also acts as the fingerprint sensor, which basically unlocks your device “faster than TouchID.” The fingerprint sensor can store up to 5 unique fingerprints. Located at the bottom of the OnePlus 2 are the speakers and the much talked about USB Type-C port.

The company also introduced four “StyleSwap” replaceable back covers and will come in Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar.

Both models will be available in a dual SIM/dual standby configuration.

OnePlus 2 Specs

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Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD 1920×1080 (401 ppi)
In-cell touch, Gorilla Glass
OS OxygenOS (Android 5.1)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core @ 1.8GHz
Adreno 430 GPU
Storage 64GB or 16GB eMMC v5.0
Rear camera 13MP f/2.0, 6 lenses, OIS, laser focus, dual-LED flash
4K video, slow motion 720p at 120fps
Front camera 5MP
Battery 3300 mAh (non-removable)
USB-C charging port
Cellular (US) GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA Band 1/2/4/5/8
LTE Band 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
Dual Nano SIM
Cellular (EU/IN) GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA Band 1/2/5/8
LTE Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
Dual Nano SIM
Connectivity 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint, digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light
Multicolor LED notification light
Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
175 g
Colors StyleSwap covers in bamboo, black apricot, kevlar, rosewood and sandstone black


Both configurations of the OnePlus 2 will be available through the usual dross invite-only system in the US and Europe starting August 11, when the 64GB version will retail for £289 / $389. The 16GB version will be available later for £239 / $329.

OnePlus also announced that it will be hosting events in nine cities around the world, allowing customers to get hands-on time with the OnePlus 2 before its official release on August 11. The global event is scheduled for July 31 in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Jakarta.

OnePlus says that attendees will be able to score invites, as well as chance to win the handset itself. The first 50 fans at each venue will receive “an exclusive gift bag.”.


  • New York City - Times Square, New York, NY
  • San Francisco - PCH, 135 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • London - SwiftKey, 91-95 Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1 0AX
  • Paris - Numa, 39 Rue du Caire, 75002
  • Berlin - OneFootball, Greifswalder Str. 212, 10405
  • Milan - Talent Garden, Via Merano, 16, 20127
  • New Delhi - Cafe Coffee Day Square 44, Janpath
  • Bangalore - Cafe Coffee Day Square, Vittal Mallya Road, Opposite UB City, Lavelle Road
  • Jakarta - Conclave, Jalan Wijaya 1 no. 5C, Jakarta Selatan

If you’re interested, RSVP here.

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