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Author: Rakitha Peiriz
The Long awaited One Plus two is finally here , the phone – a sequel to the successful One Plus One of last year was probably one of the most desired smartphones of the era but now the company is back with a updated hardware spec sheet and in house software .
The OnePlus Two smartphone basically looks like a modded OnePlus one – well thats because most of the phone is based on the older OnePlus chassis including the display which hasn’t received any change as well as some of the styling cues . The front of the device now has a fingerprint sensor – which is actually a static touch pad style one similar to the ones HTC uses and does not press in . There are two capacitive keys which flank the sensor and they can all be customized to launch different tasks if you prefer , the OnePlus Two also supports display default Lollipop touch keys .
The rest of the specs include a MicroUSB type C port which is a departure from the MicroUSB 2.0 technology used in the old version , this however does have a negative impact as the phone no longer supports fast charging which might make charging a bit of a lengthy process . there is also a rear facing dual (no longer stereo) speaker set up , Dual sim port and a altert/lock slider to the side .
Powering this “flagship killer” is a 1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Soc v2.1 – the 2.1 version is said to be a refined version of the Snapdragon 810 which was blamed to produce excessive amounts of heat , the newer version is underclocked slightly and therefore emits a lesser thermal signature than its Snapdragon 810 brethren .The Ram on the device is stated to be 4GB of LPDDR4 but you will only get 3GB of LPDDR4 if you buy the 16GB entry spec version instead of the 64GB option . both phones sadly do not have any MicroSD card capabilities and the new model is also said to drop NFC
Camera specs of the OnePlus Two is said to come in the form of a 13MP 6 element lens module which features Laser autofocus , the module has optical image stabilization as a f2.0 aperture and 1.3 um . The rear sensor captures 4K video recording while the front facing wide angle 5MP sensor can only record 1080p .
As for the battery – well the OnePlus is surely going to do nicely in this department as it has a 3300 non removable cell . The battery however is not quick chargecompatible (thanks to the MicroUSB port change)so you can expect to put the device to charge for about 3 hours . The battery compartment sits below a removable rear panel which can be removed in order to pop in a personal one of your choice , these backplates will be available on a later date
Availability of the Oneplus Two is still a bit of a challenge as before , you still have to wait for a “invite” and if you are in the first pool of lucky customers you can hope to grab the 16GB version for $329 and the 64GB version for $389 , this however depends on when you will get the invite so if you are already signed up , pay close attention to your email inbox as Oneplus usually gives a very short grace period to make a purchase before the invite expires .
Specs at a glance
*5.5″ 1080p IPS display , Corning gorilla glass protection
*151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm ,175g
*available only in Sandstone black , custom back plates
*4G LTE capable – nano dual sim support
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8; FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17 for U.S
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz; WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8; FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20 for EU and South Asian region
*Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 Soc , Octa core 1.8Ghz , Adreno 450 GPU
*4GB RAM/64GB storage or 3GB Ram/16GB storage no MicroSD card slot
*GPS+Glonass , Bluetooth 4.1 , No NFC support
*13MP rear camera ,OIS, laser autofocus ,4K video recording ,Dual LED flash
*5MP front camera , 1080p recording
*Android 5.1 with Oxygen OS custom ROM
*Non removable 3300 mAh battery
*Prices – $329 (16GB) $389(64GB)
Written by Rakitha for MasHD
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