As we inch closer to the July 27 unveiling, a lot of information regarding the OnePlus 2 has come our way. Be it the rumor mills or the company itself, we already have a fair idea about what the forthcoming flagship could be about. Adding fuel to the already raging fire is a Weibo post by CEO Liu Zuohu. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G new update brings optimisations for overheating, cameras improvementsAlso Read - OnePlus aims to sell 25 million Nord phones by 2023, big plans ahead
Zuohu took to the Chinese microblogging website to ask his followers to define full metal. While not a confirmation per se, judging by how the company has been hyping up the OnePlus 2 launch, this could be a teaser of sorts. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
The original OnePlus One came with a polycarbonate body with optional back covers. The OnePlus 2 could either come with a full metal body, or may opt for a mixture of polycarbonate body and metal frame. This is in line with earlier reports, which too claimed that the OnePlus 2 would ditch polycarbonate for a revamped metal design.
OnePlus has already revealed that the OnePlus 2 will be powered by an improved version of Snapdragon 810 chipset that has reportedly overcome its heating issues. Furthermore the company has also revealed that it will feature a USB Type-C port, and a fingerprint scanner that is better and faster than Apple s TouchID sensor. As for pricing, the company says it won t be cheap per se, and will retail upwards of $322 (Rs 20,540 approximately).
As far as rumors are concerned, the OnePlus 2 is likely to feature a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display, 4GB/3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and on the software front, it will run on Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS or Oxygen OS in India. Leaked sketches hint at a possible dual-camera setup at the back, and a Bluetooth certification filing claims that the OnePlus 2 could be available in three variants.
It s not a long wait till July 27 when OnePlus takes the wraps off its latest flagship. The company is hosting a unique virtual reality event, and has created its own custom Cardboard VR for the big unveil. The company is giving away free OnePlus Cardboard headsets to selected users, while it will officially go on sale later this month exclusively via Amazon India, priced at Rs 99.