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OnePlus 2 claims to be the ‘2016 flagship killer’ of smartphones

In 2014, the OnePlus One stood out and lived up to its flagship killer status. Flash forward to this year, and we have the OnePlus 2 (or Two, depending on your persuasion). It’s the successor that’s claiming to be another flagship killer—of 2016 this time. That’s not a typo, because it seems this phone has future-proof specs that help it remain relevant even next year.

These specs include the Snapdragon 810 processor, the USB Type-C connector, up to 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint reader. The camera retains its 13-megapixel resolution, but it now features optical image stabilization and laser focus. Probably to save cost, the 5.5-inch display still has a 1080p display. That translates to a pixel density of 401ppi, which isn’t really that bad versus quad HD displays.

The OnePlus 2 runs its own flavor of Android, called OxygenOS. It’s fairly close to the pure Android experience, with a couple of slight UI changes. StyleSwap covers are available that let you change the back of the phone to your liking. With a 3300mAh battery, the phone claims to offer an all-day battery life.

OnePlus 2 Specs

  • Android 5.1 (OxygenOS)
  • 5.5-inch LTPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~401ppi
  • 1.8GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 16/64GB internal storage
  • No microSD support
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual SIM with dual standby
  • 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Li-Po 3300mAh battery

All these features can be had for a suggested starting price of $329 (approx. Php14,970). It’s higher than the OnePlus One‘s starting $299, but the upgrades make the increase reasonable. Sadly, the OnePlus 2 still requires those annoying invitations before you can buy it.

[Source: OnePlus]

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