The rumors about the successor of OnePlus One has been making rounds for quite a while, and the latest one contradicts most of the previous rumors by stating that the OnePlus Two could be launched on April 17th this year. The latest claim comes from geekbuying, a Chinese retailer who has even put the upcoming phone on pre-order.
Although the One was the first ever smartphone from OnePlus, the unique invite based system and strong community based marketing tactics along with powerful hardware at affordable prices, ensured that the phone was in news all through the year in 2014. Being the first ever smartphone to be powered by Cyanogen OS, the phone was well received by customers and reviewers alike.
Previous rumors and reports had pegged the OnePlus Two launch to the second half of the year. Back in January this year, Carl Pei had told PC World that it might take OnePlus close to six months to launch the OnePlus Two, but it seems that well be a misleading tactic aimed at not hampering the good sales of the existing One smartphone.
The OnePlus One has been selling pretty well across the world. In addition to the launch countries, it was launched in India late last year, and despite of initial hiccups involving Cyanogen and Micromax, OnePlus One has managed to do pretty well. Just a couple of days back, it was launched in 16 more countries in Europe.
Geekbuying isn’t a popular e-Commerce portal as such in China, but then the April 17th isn’t an outrageous guess. The OnePlus One was launched on April 25th last year, so an April launch for OnePlus Two is not unbelievable as such. The retailer even has a render of OnePlus Two along with specifications. The retailer quotes OnePlus Two to come with a 5.5-inch full HD LTPS energy-efficient Screen, powered by 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The last time we heard the rumors about OnePlus Two, it was supposed to sport a 5.5-inch 2k display along with Snapdragon 810, 4GB RAM and 3300mAh battery
The whole thing needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as the render shows Cyanogen branding with the listing talking about Color OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat. In fact OnePlus has stopped Cyanogen branding on their One smartphone ever since the ugly incident in India. The company has announced and working on OxygenOS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, so it’s weird to see them launch their new smartphone with ColorOS or Cyanogen OS. We have reached out to OnePlus and will update the post as and when we hear something from them.