Details of the upcoming OnePlus Two have leaked online, revealing another awesomely-specced phone and potentially a sequel well worth checking out…
Update: Now read our full OnePlus Two review
The OnePlus One was undoubtedly the surprise smartphone hit of the year, packing some ridiculously good specs for a great price, but details of the device’s successor are already beginning to surface online. The snappily-named retailer Coolicool has posted details of the next OnePlus handset, revealing not only the kind of mouth-watering specs we’d expected, but also that the sequel will hopefully be more easily obtained than the rare-as-unicorn-teeth original.
The OnePlus Two will apparently launch with a 5.5-inch display like the LG G3, hopefully another Quad HD effort, and be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC, as well as 32GB of storage, a 16-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel secondary and a 3300mAh battery, which should give the device more legs than its forebear.
There’s no word yet on what version of Android the new device will run, but given the recent spat between CyanogenMod and OnePlus, it’s far from a forgone conclusion that it will feature the same custom firmware as we saw in the OnePlus One. That said, Android Lollipop is a decent bet, especially considering the limited additions added on top.
The OnePlus Two is expected to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2015, but one thing that could really hamper its success is availability. The original OnePlus One was a nightmare to track down, owing to the limited, invite-only tack taken by the manufacturer in the face of potentially crippling manufacturing costs. We’ve already stated that the big factor with the OnePlus Two is how easily you can bag one, so here’s hoping that lessons have been learned.
Whichever direction the company takes, we’re quite sure there will be no shortage of takers for this second crack of the whip, and we’ll be amongst them ourselves. We’re still stoked to see a smaller company gaining a foothold in an intensely competitive marketplace and if the OnePlus Two is anything like the original ganster, it’ll be one heck of a smartphone.