Popular and relatively new smartphone maker OnePlus will launch its all-new OnePlus 2 smartphone later today around 7pm PT, but this morning the release date and loads of photos were released just hours before the launch date. leaked.
Last week The phone was leaked for the first time, giving potential buyers an idea of what’s coming soon, and now we have all the important details today. These are a real release date along with the final design and the rumored price tag.
OnePlus may not be a household name, but the company is trying to change that with its latest phone that aims to topple the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. With the launch of the impressive OnePlus One smartphone in 2014 (strange name aside), the company instantly caught some attention. The original offered nearly everything the Galaxy S5 did last year for half the price, and they aim to do something similar here in 2015.
For the past 2-3 months, the manufacturer has been extremely busy making fun of the tiny specs of its latest smartphone one detail at a time. Not to mention the big screen, an 8-core processor for smooth performance, and 4GB of blazing-fast RAM, it’s one of the best cameras on any smartphone available today. Even claiming the fingerprint scanner would be better than Apple’s TouchID or the sensor in the Galaxy S6.
We already know almost everything about the OnePlus 2, but the photos that leaked last week didn’t do it justice. To say the least, they were blurry and not flattering. But today, a gallery of great high-resolution photos has arrived thanks to a beta tester of the device, and another report even confirmed a potential release date.
As we can see above, the new OnePlus 2 is a stunning looking new smartphone. A nice mix of the original OnePlus and Galaxy S6 is the new dedicated hardware home button that houses the fingerprint scanner on the lower front. We still don’t see the screen on or the device in action, but it looks pretty impressive.
By tenant The whole device feels very high quality. No more plastic like last year. The new OnePlus 2 has an aluminum ring around the entire device that feels great, and its model is a “Sandstone” finish that looks great. We can also expect regular colors, wooden backs, and potentially some other finishes and customization options. It leaky it says it will be well built but it says ugly. I beg to be different and I think it looks great.
Before we move on to other photos, here are the phone’s specs and details, which will be confirmed at 7 PM PT this evening.
The images confirm the USB Type-C connector, but OnePlus has also confirmed this themselves. We also see a kind of 3rd button on the left of the device. Power and volume keys are on the right, there is a floating button on the left. This could be launching and taking photos, or a “silent” switch similar to the iPhone, but we’ll have to wait and see. This leaky confirms that the camera has optical image stabilization, but not a Sony sensor like the popular LG G4.
So far we see a pretty excellent device. The aluminum edges give it a premium look and feel, there are bottom-facing speakers, an awkwardly placed camera on the back, and a very Samsung-looking home button. We don’t know everything yet, but that’s what it looks like.
OnePlus 2 Release Date
The release date remains one of the only mysteries around this phone, but more than one Reports from China claims that the device will launch on August 8th. It’s worth noting that the original is in an invite system that OnePlus will be using again this year, but they claim there will be more than enough units to go around for those interested in buying one.
It was released last year and it took more than 4-5 months for some users to receive it and the pre-order and invite system has completely failed. It looks like OnePlus has an excellent phone ready to launch tonight, plenty of stock for those looking to buy one, and an earlier-than-expected release date. This could be a Chinese release date with the US coming later, and we’ll update it as soon as we know more. Who cares now?