Talk about a remarkable upgrade to a surprisingly popular Android underdog.
OnePlus sure took its sweet time crafting the highly anticipated follow-up for the wildly successful One, stretching the typical high-end release window instead of contracting it. It’s now been almost 15 months since the uncompromising, affordable first-gen flagship debuted, and with a formal VR-streamed unveil slated for July 27, you may still need to wait a while before you can openly purchase the 2.
But the hype train is already in motion, chugging along as it drops titillating intel in respect to processing power, price range, advanced connectivity options and security-enhancing biometric authentication. Next to what the manufacturers want us to know about the OnePlus 2, we also have the lowdown on design, construction, RAM count and the configuration tally.
First things first, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group just confirmed there will be at least three different variations of the device. Model numbered A2001, A2003 and A2005, these might offer 16, 64 and 128 GB internal storage respectively.
Or perhaps 16, 64 and 64 again, with one of the top-shelf versions carrying 4 gigs of memory in lieu of 3. Geekbench assessed the raw speed of a 3 GB RAM OnePlus 2 not long ago, just the other day entertaining a separate 4 gig “Spring One A2003” config. Hence, this is probably how the rising Chinese OEM intends to cater to a larger audience.
Meanwhile, a duo of very revealing blueprints covertly secured by Business Insider showcase the premium combination of stainless steel and glass OnePlus intends to adopt in order to stand out from the pack.
The rear-located fingerprint sensor sits beneath a sophisticated dual-lens camera arrangement, and selfie addicts will reportedly get 8 megapixels, up from 5, to feed their narcissism. Not too shabby, especially as all in all, the OnePlus 2 polishes the look of its predecessor instead of starting from scratch and changing the things that worked last year.