This month,OnePlus 2 smartphone will be unveiled officially with some really powerful and interesting features. This phone will be a major upgrade over its predecessor, and is set to bring a many elements at a great price point.In fact, it’s one of the most anticipated smartphones expected to bring a rich set of upgrades over the original flagship killer.The upcoming sensation has already made a mark with innovative features, while price cuts and service improvements have enhanced the efficiency of OnePlus One too!
So, let’s see what upgrades OnePlus 2 will bring over its predecessor, and whether it will be good deal or not for mid-range shoppers.
In the design department, OnePlus 2might feature superior upgrades over its predecessor. The original flagship killer packed a beautiful 5.5-inch display with thin bezels, but leaks and rumors have given a hint that its successor might come witha thinner or even a bezel-less display.We all know that look and feel of OnePlus 2 will be extremely good, but the actual design language of this device hasn’t been highlighted by the company.
In the display department, OnePlus One offers a brilliant viewing experience with its full HD screen of 5.5-inches. This device flaunts amazing viewing angles and produces sharp, vibrant and crisp colors.Its successor, on the other hand, is expected to bring the same type of display but with improved levels of protection. OnePlus One came with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while OnePlus 2 is expected to come with Gorilla Glass 4. In both devices, the viewing experience will extremely good, until OnePlus 2 shows up with a Quad HD screen!
On one hand, OnePlus One delivers top-grade performance with its octa-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz, while on the other, its successor is expected to feature with Snapdragon 810 v2.1 chipset. This 810 chipset was known for creating severe heating and throttling issues in popular devices like Sony Xperia Z3+ and LG G Flex 2, but OnePlus has confirmed the fact that its flagship device will come with an improved avatar of this processorto deliver best performance.And, just like last year, the new OnePlus smartphone will feature the same 3GB of RAM.
On terms of software and interface, OnePlus and OnePlus 2 both will be giving a taste of Android Lollipop with CyanogenMod UI. On hand, OnePlus One runs Android KitKat out-of-the box, and is upgradable to Android 5.0.2, while on the other, its successor is likely to come with the latest Android 5.1 out-of-the box.The power CyanogenModis the main highlight of both devices as users will surely get several options for added customization and improvements.
The Camera capabilities of OnePlus 2 will be an essential upgrade over OnePlus One. The latest flagship killer is expected to come with a 16-megapixel primary shooter, while OnePlus One packed a decent photography experience with its 13-megapixel rear shooter. The secondary camera of this device isn’t inclined towards an upgrade, and is likely to be the same 5-megapixel shooter. Either way, both phones pack decent performance under low-light as well as daylight conditions.
In the storage department, OnePlus One offered sufficient amount of space with its16GB and 64GBvariants. Whether its file or app storage, this phone packs enormous amount of room to keep a massive selection of files. Its successor is also expected to bring two storage variants for different customer requirements. As of now, storage information hasn’t been revealed by OnePlus, but it can either be 16/64GB or 32/64GB options.
On the connectivity front, OnePlus 2 will be bringing the biggest upgrade of all time. Along with 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and A-GPS options, this phone will be packing the latest USB Type-C standard for enhanced connectivity. The latest USB standard equipped with this device will allow users to connect their phone with USB 3.1, HDMI and display ports, and will give improved connectivity experience with no fiddling at all. Its predecessor doesn’t offers this feature and comes with microUSB 2.0 connectivity only.
Another upgrade over OnePlus One is the fingerprint sensor combined for added security. OnePlus has confirmed that its latest flagship smartphone will come with an improved fingerprint scanner which will be much better than Apple’s TouchId. Apple’s fingerprint support is best in the industry, and till now, no manufacturer has been able to challenge its efficiency. But, this time around, Apple might finally have a competitor in the department of Biometric security.
In terms of power-efficiency, OnePlus 2 is expected to deliver better performance than its predecessor.The latest flagship smartphone is expected to come with a long-lasting battery of 3300mAh, while OnePlus One came with a 3100mAh battery, and delivered decent performance for an entire day. With both of these smartphones, you’ll definitely get sufficient amount of charge throughout the day.
The two variants of OnePlus 2 might come at a price around USD 299 and 349. This price is pretty good, but will officially get confirmed on 27th of July. OnePlus One, on the other hand, has received huge price cuts, and is starting at $249. The pricing strategy for both of these phones will be a crucial factor in determining their value in the market.
Several leaks, rumors and posts have confirmed the fact that OnePlus 2 will surely bring some serious upgrades over its predecessor. From brilliant viewing experience to fingerprint sensor, all features packed with this phone will be a perfect partner for core-android users. The specs of this device are not yet confirmed, but within few weeks, OnePlus will unveil it officially with virtual reality showcase. As of now, it’s one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2015, and is expected to bring power of flagship at a great price point.
The OnePlus 2 has shown promise, and might prove a tough competition for other players hitting the shelves in upcoming months!