The OnePlus Two Is Your 2016 Flagship Killer, That Doesn’t Have NFC, Wireless Charging, Or Fast Charging
After several weeks of teasing and leaks, OnePlus has finally revealed the OnePlus Two to the public. We already knew the majority of what we needed to about this phone, but it was nice to learn the last little bit from the company themselves. In case you missed it, the OnePlus Two is rocking the following specifications.
- 5.5″ Inch 1080p LCD Display
- Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Processor
- 3GB/4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 16GB/64GB Internal Storage
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 3,300 mAh Non-Removable Battery
- USB Type C Charging Port
- Android 5.1 – OxygenOS 2.0
The OnePlus Two builds on the same basic design seen on the OnePlus One, but adds a metal frame and stainless steel accents. It also packs a fingerprint sensor in the home button and a hardware “alert slider” for changing notification modes. Out of the box the OnePlus Two comes with the same Sandstone Black design as the OnePlus One, but this year the StyleSwap covers will be sold in kelvar, bamboo, rosewood, or black apricot variants for $27 a piece.
The OnePlus Two comes in two different variants, one with 16GB storage and 3GB of RAM and the other with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Both phones fall well under $400 at $329 and $389 respectively.
Similarly to last year, OnePlus is dubbing this phone the “2016 Flagship Killer” due to it’s high end specs and very low price. However the OnePlus Two leaves out a few features you would expect to find in a 2016 flagship, or even a 2015 flagship for that matter. The OnePlus Two doesn’t have wireless charging and it doesn’t support any method of fast charging (USB Type C is faster then microUSB by design however). It doesn’t even include NFC, a feature that’s been available even on budget devices for years. OnePlus apparently left out NFC because most OnePlus One owners said they weren’t using the feature. So #neversettle right?
Update: It appears the OnePlus Two also retains just a single audio driver rather than two speakers.
The device will be available starting August 11th but to get it you’ll need an invitation. There’s a reservation list as well as codes which will be posted by OnePlus at random times. Are you planning to get the OnePlus Two? Let us know in the comments.