Android Mascots At The Google I/O Developers Conference
Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, May 10, 2011. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

OnePlus has launched the much awaited OnePlus 2 in the world’s first virtual reality event, which started with the company’s co-founder Carl Pei discussing about the new smartphone. OnePlus 2 will be coming to India, US, Canada, EU and China on August 11, according to reports.

According to a report on Tech 2, the 16 GB version of OnePlus 2 will be available at a price tag of around $359, the 64 GB version has been priced at around $390. The new smartphone will be rolled out in Southeast Asia in the fourth quarter of 2015. The successor of the quite popular OnePlus One will be available with OnePlus’ classic Sandstone Black back cover and will make its debut with four StyleSwap covers namely, Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar.

Design And Specs

The metal design of OnePlus 2 makes it look plush and gives a premium look to the phone. The company’s logo has been taken out from the front. The handset features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a fingerprint scanner, which is faster than the iPhone TouchID that will save upto five fingerprints and a USB Type-C port.

The smartphone features a 13 MP rear camera and a new solution that will allow to take 50 MP photos. Additionally, the camera also gets a slow motion mode. OnePlus 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 810 chipset that comes coupled with 4 GB RAM. The phone runs on OxygenOS, which is not completely an Android platform and comes with significant changes. As suggested by various leaks earlier, the OnePlus 2 gets a 3300 mAh battery.

OnePlus has confirmed that it will continue to use the invite system for buying the new smartphone on its official website. The company has opened up the invite system for the next model of its smartphone and has also activated an Android app for tuning into July 27 launch event. OnePlus had used the same invitation system for the OnePlus One and is continuing to follow the same system for the new smartphone, according to a report on Android Central.

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