For last one month, OnePlus, in its bid to garner attention of customers, has been posting key features of the upcoming OnePlus 2. The company has now hinted that the phone will have a pocket-friendly price tag.
Company CEO Pete Lau took to Twitter to clear the air over speculations about OnePlus 2 coming with a $500+ price tag. To put all rumours to rest, he has confirmed that the OnePlus One successor will cost less than $450 (€410/₹28,562).
"We've seen price estimates for the #OnePlus2 upwards of $500. 'Honestly, it's never been about the price,'" reads the OnePlus Twitter post.
Some might argue that OnePlus 2's price is $100 more than its predecessor, but we should also take in to the account the inflation over the last one year, which unavoidably leads to increase in price of raw materials as well as making charges.
Hypothetically, even if the final price of OnePlus 2 does stand at $449.99, it is still quite a bargain considering that the phone is confirmed to boast Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.0 series (heating issue resolved), advanced Type C USB port and finger-print sensor, which is said to be faster and more secured than the Touch ID system of Apple iPhone 6 (& 6 Plus).
Rumour has it that OnePlus 2 will also be featuring a metallic frame (or metal shell) and a dual-camera on the rear side.
Other Expected Features of OnePlus 2
OnePlus 2 is also said to be shipped with OxygenOS (global)/ HydrogenOS (China) based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, 4GB/3GB RAM, 64GB (expandable), a 3,300mAh battery, a 16mp camera on the rear side and an 8mp snapper on the front.
Speculated Specifications of One Plus 2:
|OS||OxygenOS (global)/ HydrogenOS (China) based on Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.0 series Octa-Core (Quad-core ARM® Cortex A57 and quad-core A53)|
|Storage capacity||64GB (expandable)|
|Network||4G-TLE (Cat. 6)|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Metal frame, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type C port|