The One Plus 2 is a smartphone designed by the Chinese upstart ‘One Plus’, founded by former Oppo vice president Pete Lau. It is the successor of the One Plus One. The One Plus 2 launch date has officially been revealed. Set for July 27.

One-Plus-Two

 

Price

Signaling a new One Plus Two is impending, the older phone now costs $249, £179 for the base model. The 64GB version now touts the original’s entry level price at $299/£219. The CEO of One Plus has claimed the One Plus 2 will cost around ¥2499 around $400, £265, AU$500, while Android-Pit reports the handset will inherit the same pricing structure as its harbinger. The original One Plus One was a bit of a steal at $299, £229 for the 16GB model and just $349, £269 for the 64GB handset we are hoping the One Plus 2 will be just as affordable.

Specialties

For those who may worry about the functioning of this chip, the One Plus Two will sport version 2.1 of the processor which will hopefully resolve overheating issues some people have witnessed. One Plus has confirmed the One Plus 2 will include the powerful, but bothersome octa core Snapdragon 810 processor found in the LG G Flex 2, Sony Xperia Z3 and HTC One M9. We have made further improvements on top of the USB Type C standard that we have patented and that will be exclusive to One Plus. We do not want to spoil the surprise, so tune into the One Plus 2 launch to find out more.

Development

In January 2015, it had been reported that the One Plus 2 was delayed to a late 2015 release, possibly due to hardware issues with its processor. In early April 2015, Co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the One Plus 2 will not feature wireless charging. The One Plus 2 is currently expected to be revealed in July 2015.

Final Verdict

Perhaps most intriguingly of all though the One Plus 2 is apparently set to surprise people. Of course all the rumors that we have heard could turn out to be false and there’s still plenty that we don’t know, so here’s what we want to see.