We’re presumably on the heels of OnePlus announcing the successor to the popular OnePlus One, the high-end flagship that was launched at low-end prices. As expected, the device will be called the OnePlus 2 (note the change from phonetic to numerical), and it will be powered by the company’s new Oxygen OS in lieu of the predecessor’s CyanogenMod. Besides that, we don’t know very much about the device, though OnePlus has been slowly-but-surely teasing us with specs.
“We want to lead the way in power connectivity.”
Last week they announced the inclusion of the new Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor, designed in tandem with Qualcomm to help rid overheating problems. This week comes the announcement that the OnePlus 2 will have the new USB Type-C connector on-board, making it the first flagship smartphone to use it. With it comes the new USB 3.1 standard, which promises rapid charging, faster data speeds, and more. It’s also smaller and reversible, making it much more user friendly and better for OEM’s to design around. Hopefully this means we’ll be seeing a thinner OnePlus phone, not that it was an issue with the first flagship.
Look forward to the device announcement sometime in Q3. But also look forward to the company returning to its invite-only strategy that tortured us for so long.