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Some tidbits about the OnePlus 2 revealed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2014 21:28 User comments (4)

Some tidbits about the OnePlus 2 revealed Although the details are unconfirmed, we have some reported tidbits about the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone.
The original OnePlus One became famous for packing great specs into a slim body with a cheap price tag, and the sequel is set for launch next year from the Chinese OEM.

Sources speaking to BI, say the following are true of the new device:

It will probably be more customizable, since the company is aiming to produce more of its StyleSwap back covers around the time the phone launches, our source said. OnePlus released a Bamboo-style back cover for its One phone, but discontinued it in September due to manufacturing issues. OnePlus sold a few of those covers earlier this month, but since they were so limited you need an invitation to buy them. The company previously said it would release its StyleSwap backs in different materials such as wood, denim, and Kevlar, but we have yet to see any of these launch. There's no guarantee manufacturing issues won't arise this time around, but based on what our source says it sounds like the company is trying to produce more to coincide with the phone's launch.

The next OnePlus phone will likely still be cheaper than other off-contract Android phones. We're hearing that the phone will likely cost less than $500 even if there are significant hardware improvements since OnePlus wants to keep its margins thin.

There will be some "surprises in store when it comes to hardware." We have no idea what this means, but our source wouldn't elaborate any further.


The original OnePlus One sold for $350 unlocked and off-contract, but it was and is hard to get your hands on one, since it was previously available only through invites from others who had purchased one or earned an invite through different promotions. The company now offers "flash sales" of the device every couple of weeks.

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4 user comments

127.11.2014 10:06

IT's still Android and therefore.........slow, overencumbered, bloated, insecure and soon to be outdated and obsolete as soon as the next release comes.

Android is truly a crappy phone OS. Phone itself can be fast as Hell but Android will always slow it down after GENERAL USE of about 6 measly months. ANY phone with Android on it inherently sucks!

227.11.2014 12:00

Originally posted by hearme0:
IT's still Android and therefore.........slow, overencumbered, bloated, insecure and soon to be outdated and obsolete as soon as the next release comes.

Android is truly a crappy phone OS. Phone itself can be fast as Hell but Android will always slow it down after GENERAL USE of about 6 measly months. ANY phone with Android on it inherently sucks!
The biggest reason for the slow down of Android is how much cache it saves. After about a month my phone gets really slow. If I wouldn't manually remove the 100's of MB of cache it would start to have all kinds of problems. When Android is finally made to not save tons of cache almost all of the slowdown will be eliminated.

33.12.2014 9:51

Originally posted by hearme0:
IT's still Android and therefore.........slow, overencumbered, bloated, insecure and soon to be outdated and obsolete as soon as the next release comes.

Android is truly a crappy phone OS. Phone itself can be fast as Hell but Android will always slow it down after GENERAL USE of about 6 measly months. ANY phone with Android on it inherently sucks!
Phanboy much? Not even worth getting into with somebody who is already self described as completely closed minded.

46.12.2014 5:45

Originally posted by Tarsellis:
Originally posted by hearme0:
IT's still Android and therefore.........slow, overencumbered, bloated, insecure and soon to be outdated and obsolete as soon as the next release comes.

Android is truly a crappy phone OS. Phone itself can be fast as Hell but Android will always slow it down after GENERAL USE of about 6 measly months. ANY phone with Android on it inherently sucks!
Phanboy much? Not even worth getting into with somebody who is already self described as completely closed minded.
I find myself in unfamiliar territory.... I have to defend hearme0 on this one. He is no fanboy..... In fact he hates all mobile phones and their OSs.

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