This news should not surprise the markets because the CEO of the Chinese company owning the OnePlus brand of smartphones had mentioned the intended launch of the next product in the third quarter and the third quarter of the year does begin with July each year. But what the market is surprised about is the drop in the price. When Pete Lau, CEO, mentioned the price it hovered around CNY 2500. But the rumors have just brought this down to CNY 1999. Effectively, the difference is almost 1/5th of the initial price.
Specifications of One Plus 2
Gadgets world is bombarded with rumors about the specifications of this new device. The inclusion of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 80 is a foregone conclusion, and none of the leaks releasing companies is disputing that. However, other specifications revealed by the leak include a full-HD display of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels, a front camera of 5 megapixels, 3GB RAM, and Adreno’s 430GPU.
Is this the device that is cheaper?
Many people are wondering if OnePlus 2 would be the more cheaper version of another more sophisticated and highly priced Android device that may be launched towards the end of the year by the company. There were reports that the company intends to launch an expensive and a cheaper version of its devices. There are, for now, contradictions about specifications especially those of the rear camera. Some expect the sophisticated device to be launched with 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and GPS, apart from Wi-Fi, OTG connectivity, and Micro-USB. One rumor suggests 16-megapixel rear cameras whereas another source indicates 14-megapixel rear cameras. The battery life of the sophisticated version is expected to be 3300 mAh.
These are all rumors, but there may well be some grain of truth in them. After all, One Plus manufacturers did announce that a OnePlus device with modified CyanogenMod (CN) OS compatible with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) will be launched soon. However, a similar modification of OxygenOS with Android Lollipop intended for OnePlus One is not being launched. It could be launched after OnePlus 2 is released on the market.