It’s almost unbelievable that OnePlus was founded in December 2013, when you look at the huge success its products are enjoying. The OnePlus One smartphone has managed to make a lot of waves in the highly competitive smartphone market, and now many are looking forward to the release of the upcoming OnePlus Two, as well. But if you can’t wait until then, you should know that the annoying invite-based system for OnePlus One has been ditched for open sales.
There’s been plenty of rumors related to the release of the OnePlus Two, some of them which were suggesting mid-April as a potential date (which obviously didn’t happen), but the most realistic timeframe is said to be the third quarter of this year. And now we’re getting some fresh details regarding the device, coming straight from OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu.
OnePlus’ boss asked his followers on Weibo what price the OnePlus Two should have if it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip. Zuohu agreed with some of his followers whp suggested a price of CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000 or $400). To remind you, the 16GB currently retails for $300 and the 64GB one for $350. So, looking at these numbers, it makes sense for the CEO to agree with that price.
Of course, the CEO has not confirmed if the mentioned price or processor are indeed the official choices for the OnePlus Two, but there are high chances for that to happen, at least regarding the SoC.
There’s also a chance for OnePlus to come up with a cheaper device, because $400 could seem a little high for OnePlus fans. Among the rumored specs of the OnePlus Two smartphone, we find the same 5.5-inch display panel, this time sporting an increased resolution from full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) to QHD (1440×2560 pixels), 4GB of RAM with the before mentioned Snapdragon 810 and a 3300mAh battery. Other features include 32GB of inbuilt storage, 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing one, and all the standard connectivity features.