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OnePlus Two Spec Rumors

Rumors by Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014.

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The OnePlus One
The OnePlus One

You may (or may not) be getting your OnePlus One now, but the device is actually aging in terms of flagship longevity. The affordable high spec'd flagship botherer is slowly slipping behind in terms of specs, even if it is an amazing bargain today as it was when it was announced a year ago. It is not widely available and that is slowly changing, but there is no doubt that the Chinese company is already working on its successor.

I wrote about the OnePlus Two a couple of weeks back and said the handset would not launch until the second half of 2015 as OnePlus makes the most of increasing One availability. We have some new information regarding the sequel to one of the best smartphones of 2014, with a OnePlus One reseller shedding some light on the upcoming device.

It will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (the One gets a 800, but we hoped the OnePlus Two would have a newer Snapdragon 810), 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch display that we hope is Quad HD, and 32GB of storage. It will also get a 16 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front facing shooter, and a larger 3,300mAh battery.

The reseller confirms what I predicted by saying that the OnePlus Two will not arrive until Q3 of 2015. I hope this time that OnePlus finds a way to make the handset more available without the necessary but infuriating invite system the company used this year. The handset could land with CyanogenMod, but OnePlus is said to be cooking up its own Android Lollipop based OS, so we could see that.

As for price, the OnePlus Two will be more expensive than the $300 One, but at a predicted $400 it will still be vastly more affordable that the flagship devices to which it will be a direct rival.

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