The OnePlus 2 — a follow-up to the popular OnePlus One —was officially unveiled on July 27, 2015 after much fanfare. OnePlus did its standard marketing scheme of slowly trickling out specs and information about the phone, followed by a full release where we finally found out everything about it.
The OnePlus 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, as we've seen in other high-end phones, and it's paired up with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A 5.5-inch display is the same size as the first-generation, but is an IPS LCD with in-cell touch technology, higher brightness and better contrast than last year's. The OnePlus 2 has a 3300 mAh battery inside, and also has a new USB-C connector for easier plugging in. A 13MP camera is on the back, with laser auto focusing and optical image stabilization.
Though the phone has the same basic size and shape as the original, the frame is now metal and feels much more solid. It also has a new "alert switch" on the side that toggles the phone between different notification modes, which isn't something you usually see on Android phones. The same StyleSwap replaceable covers are here as well, but you can now choose between five different ones — bamboo, rosewood, black apricot, sandstone black and kevlar — right at launch.
The price for all of this? Just $389 unlocked in the U.S. — that's a bit more expensive than the first iteration, but there are some great steps forward in this model that likely make the price worth it. There will also be a less-expensive model with just 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, with all of the other components being the same. The price is $329 in the US and similarly less expensive in other markets, and is coming in Q4 of 2015.
Just like the OnePlus One you'll still need an invite in order to buy the OnePlus 2, which you can get by requesting to get one or being invited by someone who has already bought one.