OnePlus says it is “time to change” in a teaser tweet, suggesting that the flagship killer is getting ready to finally unveil the successor to the One. The tweet shows an image of the OnePlus One, a part of which has been wiped off with an eraser. OnePlus claims it will “shake up the tech industry” on June 1, which could be the day when it launches the OnePlus Two.
The Two has been in the works for a long time and the two co-founders haven’t been shy about dropping hints about it and have been pretty public that it would launch around the third quarter of the year. Most recently, while announcing open sale availability of the OnePlus One, the company even said that it would go back to the invite-only model for the yet-unannounced OnePlus Two. The company is hosting an event in China on June 1, where it is expected to unveil Hydrogen OS, its alternative to Cyanogen for China market.
We re always looking for ways to shake up the tech industry. And we think it s time for change. Find out more June 1. pic.twitter.com/odrsSko6dB
OnePlus (@oneplus) May 26, 2015
The OnePlus Two is speculated to be priced at around $400, and will be running on Android 5.1 Lollipop (wrapped under Oxygen OS in India/Hydrogen OS in China) out-of-the-box. It will also sport some major changes both in terms of design and hardware. Reports have hinted that the flagship smartphone will focus on the design and it will employ a metal frame as opposed to the polycarbonate plastic casing on the One.
It is said to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with a 3GB RAM and Adreno 430 GPU. It is rumored to flaunt a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display and not a QHD display we were expecting. It may come with a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front shooter.