6 month wait for the OnePlus 2 confirmed, plus news about the ‘popular’ invite system

OnePlus have gone from strength to strength since the start-up began, but with fierce competition we are now all looking at the launch of the OnePlus 2.

The OnePlus One launched around 12 months ago, and is still very much a flagship device, but with competition from rivals the specifications and design of the ‘2014 Flagship Killer’ are beginning crack a little.

A OnePlus Two is what we are all after at this point, and in all honesty we had thought that more leaks and rumours would be available at this time, but that’s not the case. The reason for the lack of information for the successor to the OPO is the fact that the OP2 won’t launch for another 6 months, confirms OP CEO Carl Pei.

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6 months from now would have us sitting in mid September, around the same time we expect Meizu to release the Meizu MX5 and Xiaomi to unveil the Mi5. Specifications for the OnePlus 2 haven’t been commented on, but we feel confident that a Snapdragon 810 chip, 3GB+ RAM, and 16 mega-pixel main camera will be features of the new phone.

Availability is likely going to be the same as it is now with Europe, North America and India able to buy the phone, plus which ever countries are added to the this in the next 180 days. As for buying the OnePlus 2, OnePlus have confirmed that the invitation system is here to stay, at least for the time being.

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  1. Jason45
    March 11, 2015

    This is basically old news, a lot of tech sites are posting this news without checking the original source.

    The source is PCWORLD and look at the date:

    Jan 6, 2015 11:20 PM

    So we can expect around June or July if we can believe that article. Oneplus owner have said last month or so that in 2nd or 3nd quarter of 2015 Oneplus Two will be released, so no new information here.

  2. Xalis
    March 11, 2015

    I don’t see the point in going from a Snapdragon 801 to a Snapdragon 810, there is like virtually no change.

    Now days I’m more exited about what $140-$200 dollars phones can bring to the table than what $300+ dollars can offer.

    • trapchan
      March 13, 2015

      Snapdragon 801 uses 4 Krait cores, while 810 uses 8 Cortex cores. It’s fundamentally changed.

  3. Danny H.
    March 11, 2015

    Seems like all top-tier Chinese manufacturers are now waiting for the 820. It makes no sense to release a flagship at the end of the year with the controversial 810. As we all know, Qualcomm has announced that the 820 will be available in the 2nd half of the year. Hopefully that will be the case, I would be very disappointed if end year flagship come with the 810.

    • seismo
      March 12, 2015

      820 won’t see the light of the public market until 2016.
      So they’d have to wait till next year.

      • March 13, 2015

        possibly. i think that the 815 is more likely.

    • namenick
      March 12, 2015

      some might be waiting for the mt6795 as well 😉

  4. Crake
    March 11, 2015

    I will consider it if they include a Dual-sim version.

  5. wat
    March 11, 2015

    Not interested.

  6. A4i
    March 12, 2015

    In EU the price of OnePlus One is very close to LG G3 price. One simply can’t compete with G3.

  7. namenick
    March 12, 2015

    for me, a device with non removable battery will never be a flagship device. I know i said it before and it might bore you, but a phone with built in battery is just a bad piece of hardware that will in most cases end in the trash after ~2 years of use…

    I would not buy a car with non-removable tires. Why? because i know the tires will sooner or later wear of… It’s the same with phone batteries, obviously.

    It just sad when phone manufacturers sell this as feature, and users buying it. Feg: When HTC released the first One (M7), they stated they could not make the battery removable because of their incredible unibody case, only weeks later they released a chinese dual sim version with exactly the same specs and looks, and with removable back cover… But of course, the battery was still not replaceable. OnePlus is doing the same thing, so they can sell their over priced replacement back covers but dont have to fear their phones could survive long enough to cut down on their own profits. Fact is: a removable battery is ALWAYS better.

    So why do I write this long and annoying essay? Because the last phone I had that i would consider Flagship was the HTC HD2 and thats already some years ago…
    But this phone had perfect build quality, state of the art tech and the best options for the user: meaning replaceable battery and microsd slot. it even had different backcovers for different battery sizes. All phones i had since then (chinese manufacturers and “normal” ones) where either built and designed well, but had built in battery, single sim, no micro sd etc, or they had all those userfriendly features, but had bad build quality and ugly looks… I had HTC One, THL 5000, Kingzone K1… in my hands, just to mention a few more recent ones.

    So, just give me: 5″, state of the art tech, big removable battery, dual sim and microsd, all packed in a decent built and nice looking case… Its 2015, it worked out years ago already with the HD2, so just get the job done and collect your well earned millions!

    • Venci
      March 12, 2015

      2 years for a smartphone is a standard nowadays, can’t ask for much more.

      • namenick
        March 12, 2015

        maybe for you it is, for other people it isnt. If your phone would still work after 2 years you could sell it on ebay and someone could be happy with it, and you could go and get your new device. But if the battery is depleted and its not worth to send back to the manufacturer then all you got is a piece of garbage.

        • Cuerex
          March 17, 2015

          define “not worth”.. are you trying to keep the phone for 2 decades playing doodlejump, expecting it outlive you? if you were looking for an endurance phone, you wouldn’t be interested in highend smartphones anyway because they only exist to push the industry into a new era of computing with humans in mind. companies like samsung/apple or LG won’t give you swappable batteries for that purpose to buy a new smartphone afterall. niche clients like you don’t matter to them.

      • trapchan
        March 13, 2015

        I can’t even keep my phone more than 6 months.

  8. Venci
    March 12, 2015

    Making a new phone every 1.5 years is actually really not a bad idea. The average time you will start looking for a new device.

  9. Andrawid
    March 13, 2015

    Stuffing the latest and greatest hardware seems to be the latest fad in the smartphone industry. The industry needs something revolutionary that will redefine it.