News by Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015.
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The OnePlus 2 has been with us nearly a month and has won plenty of praise since launch, the Flagship Killer's high end specs and low price appealing to well over one million interested consumers. The Chinese company has now released an updated version of its own software for the OnePlus 2, with OxygenOS 2.0.1 arriving on the handset over the air right now.OnePlus says the new build comes with better interface design, better navigation, improved battery life, and security enhancement to solve the recent StageFright exploit.
While some late rumors suggested that the OnePlus 2 would employ a Quad HD screen, but the Chinese company instead opted to stick with 1080p Full HD once more, while also maintaining the 5.5-inch size. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor sits under the hood and is helped by a sizeable amount of RAM, 4GB to be exact. Yes, the Snapdragon 810 has had plenty of problems, but OnePlus is using the throttled version that does not produce overheating issues. Other specs include 16GB or 64GB internal storage options (sadly there is no micro SD slot), a 3,300 mAh battery, and Android Lollipop. The cameras have been overhauled, but the rear shooter stays with 13 megapixel resolution. It has had plenty of tweaks though, such as Super-Resolution Mode. This new software feature processes images to 50 megapixel quality, you may remember this feature first arrived on the Oppo 7 earlier this year. Around the front there is a 5 megapixel lens that will appease selfie fans. The OnePlus 2 arrives with the company's OxygenOS, which the company created amid the breakdown of its relationship with Cyanogen. The handset comes with version 2.0 of the software, and we have found it to be a rather agreeable Android skin. It is nice to see that OnePlus has kept it near stock Android, which means a clean interface and smooth performance, while still maintaining enough customization options to stay in line with what we expect from the platform.
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