OnePlus 2 teasers begin, appears to resemble the current OPO


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The excitement is mounting in the OnePlus camp as the first teasers of the OnePlus 2 are published.

The OnePlus One was a roaring success thanks to the combination of Cyanogen, low-cost, good hardware and some viral marketing, but now it’s time to put the original to bed and get on with the successor! The OnePlus 2.

Teasers of the 2nd generation OP2 have been posted showing the outline of the new phone, which seems to share a similar shilouette to the current 2014 flagship killer. We still have a long way to go before the final specifications are release, but sources in China claim the phone will retain 3GB RAM and 1080p display but gain a Snapdragon 810 processor.

A fingerprint scanner has also been rumoured with “better than Touch ID” features. The final detail is that there is likely to be 2 new OnePlus phones. A flagship to replace the OPO and a mid-range phone with lower specs and more affordable price tag.

What are your hopes for the OnePlus 2? Do you think the lack of Cyanogen might hinder their performance 2nd time around?

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74 Comments

  1. justyfier
    June 12, 2015

    for me the oneplus2 should have a either a 6 inch screen with same dimensions
    or smaller of 5.5 inch screen but smaller. onscreen buttons will be
    best. 1080 for the screen is enough. it should have dual boot
    android/windows 4gb ram and the either 64gb or 128gb ROM. battery should
    be at least 4000mAH with fast charging( and wireless charging)and
    removable . also it should have the latest mediatek processor. 16-23mp
    camera back and at least 8mp front. metal body. and maybe something
    similar curved screen as on the note edge( not s6 edge). price should be
    around 300 euro or less

    • Radier
      June 12, 2015

      Wake up kid.

      • justyfier
        June 12, 2015

        _less bezels will be for sure. we’re more then 1 year later

        _if they have 64 gb then dual boot shouldn’t be a problem( windows is free, see tablets)
        _a 4000mah battery isn’t that unsual anymore. remember i have 3200mah in my 1+1
        _The 13mp sony camera is sold out and if they want to improve 16-23mp is same as 13mp last year
        _ mediatek proccessor should lower the cost.
        _ just see what letv did with they’re phone and they aren’t as cheap as oneplus

        • June 12, 2015

          dual boot? they can’t even ship ONE operating system! you want them to support two?

          wait… aren’t they doing that… Oxygen and Hydrogen? WTF? perhaps they should just try to keep one up to date!

        • MaxPower
          June 12, 2015

          “just see what letv did with they’re phone and they aren’t as cheap as oneplus”

          What are you exactly comparing here?

        • balcobomber25
          June 12, 2015

          “they want to improve 16-23 mp is the same as 13 mp last year”. This doesn’t even make sense. What is the same about them? Where is the improvement? Does the bigger name equate to better pictures? I know a certain phone from a fruity company that has an 8mp sensor and takes some of the best pictures of any phone available.

          The way these companies need to improve their phones is to forget the MP race and instead focus on using better lenses and optimizing the software. Apple figured this out ages ago which is why their lowly 8mp sensors are often the comparison point for every new sensor released.

          • bro-reac
            June 13, 2015

            You are tight man. Very insightful.

          • bro-reac
            June 13, 2015

            You are right man. Very insightful.
            I have tested that fruity company products but they have optimized everything from Camera to resolution and they seem to be nailing it every-time all the time with less numbers the IP6+ says it all.

            • balcobomber25
              June 13, 2015

              Yea I am not a fan of their ecosystem (much too closed for me) but I will give them credit where credit is due, they make amazing products. I own a Macbook Pro which is one of the best built laptops I have ever used, but I use Ubuntu on it lol.

            • Simon
              June 13, 2015

              I have a Macbook Pro which will be 5 years old by Q4 2015 and I want to convert it into an Ubuntubook Pro. Is it easy to do ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 13, 2015

              Take a look at the below link and should answer any questions you have. I have a 2013 Macbook Pro and virtually everything worked right out of the box, the only thing I had to find was the wifi drivers, but the community was able to point me in the right direction for those.

              https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook

            • Simon
              June 13, 2015

              Ok thanks 🙂

    • mf1gt3r
      June 12, 2015

      They are not going to steal hardware components are they?

  2. Ruby
    June 12, 2015

    Give us the same specs as the G4 at half the price and they’ll hit another home run!

    • June 12, 2015

      why does everyone forget the software!

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015

        Seems we think the same! Too many people these days focus just on specs but don’t realize that can all come undone if the software is horrible. It’s one of the reasons I have stayed with Xiaomi through the years, there are better spec phones for better price but I know with Xiaomi I am always going to have a stable OS that is updated often.

        • June 13, 2015

          Direct software support from Google is why I went (back) to Nexus devices.

          • Simon
            June 13, 2015

            Lets hope there is a second generation Nexus 5 🙂

            • June 18, 2015

              It looks like you’ll definitely be getting your wish. In fact there may be two devices this cycle, a low-end and high-end device.

          • balcobomber25
            June 13, 2015

            I loved the Nexus line initially had everyone up until the Nexus 4. Just coudn’t fall in love with the 4 and then the 5 was just so boring looking to me and the 6 scared me off with the size. Although now after using a 5.7 inch phone, I think I want to try a 6 inch phone and see if I can live with it.

            • June 14, 2015

              The Nexus 6 is the best device I’ve ever had. It’s fast, well designed, has a beautiful screen, and fast charging.

              This, plus the fact that it just works with all the Google services I’ve grown dependent upon, make it the best choice for me.

              Every once in a while a manufacturer comes out with some compelling hardware (like LeTV’s Max, Nubia’s X6 and X8 w/dual SIMs, Vivo’s Xplay 3S, etc.) but none have been able to make the grade with the software. Oh, and before anyone blasts me on my choices, I only like large screens! I’ve got big hands and bad eyes! 😉

              I really wanted the LeTV Max to be a phone worth buying, but can’t trust them on the software updates.

            • balcobomber25
              June 15, 2015

              I used to fear big screen phones but all that changed when I had to travel to South Korea a few years ago for a contract my company has with Sammy. While I was there they asked me if I wanted to try out the yet to be released Note 3 for the 2 weeks I was there. If I didn’t hate Touchwhiz so much I would own a Note phone. Just feels amazing in the hands but I just can’t get by their horrid software, it feels to juvenile for me. I tried several 5.5 inches but they just didn’t feel the same as the Note, I ended up with an iOcean X8 as my work phone which I love.

            • June 18, 2015

              One thing that I hadn’t considered is location. I think I’d be a lot let enamored with my Nexus 6 if I was spending a lot of time in China. A big part of it’s appeal is the nearly flawless integration with Google services, so in places where Google is blocked, the device would be crippled.

              I’m sure I wouldn’t want to operate with Hangouts and Google Voice. Having reliable and high quality worldwide access to VoIP really helps for all my non-local communications. And it’s so cheap to use that $10 I put into my Voice account 2 years ago is still more than half unused!

              I’m sure my experience wouldn’t be as good if I wasn’t such a heavy user of international calling, but as an expat in Hong Kong or Singapore, it’s nearly an ideal phone.

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              On top of location is the price it sells for in some international markets. The Nexus 6 in Thailand (if you can even find it) will cost you well over $800. The Nexus 4 here still sells for over $350. For the price of the Nexus 6 here I can lose my Mi4, buy a new one and still have money left over.

          • AeRoberto
            June 14, 2015

            I was quite disappointed with the support for the Nexus 7, which became useless with the last two updates. As for now I will stay with Xiaomi as for the phones, but I’m exploring something else for the tablets.

  3. mike fiera
    June 12, 2015

    Snapdragon 810, no thanks

    • June 13, 2015

      You know, I really don’t get the mindless assumption that the 810 overheats. The whole overheating issue was bad reporting on a batch of test silicon.

      The main reason why LG and others went with the 808 is cost. They were just cheap and greedy and wanted a few extra dollars from themselves.

      Here’s a tip for LG, are you listening? If you want to save some money: fire your OS dev team and ship stock Android instead. Oh, and also fire the guy that lets T-mobile, Verizon and AT&T hold back software releases.

      • balcobomber25
        June 13, 2015

        I used to make these comments too but everyday I open up the various tech blogs I visit there is a new story of the 810 overheating. I think more 810 phones need to be released and tested because there is so much misinformation out there right now and its tough to believe any of it.

        • June 14, 2015

          I think it’s going to be a moot point. The 810 is never really going to get a chance. The volume purchasing went with the 808 (due to a price/performance hot spot) and the bad press for the 810 has forced Qualcomm to rush the 820 into production.

          The 820 is better in just about every way, and they’ll likely price it the same as the 810 to get quicker adoption and erase the overheating “scandal”. In the end the 810 is ending up with a 3-6mo window for being “top dog” and won’t ever really ship in volume.

          We will have 820 based phones shipping in time for the Christmas shopping season. And that is really only 3 or 4 months from now.

          • balcobomber25
            June 15, 2015

            There are still quite a few phones shipping with the 810 like Xperia Z4, One Plus Two, Mi Note Pro and Nubia Z9. So we should get a good idea of how good or bad it is.

            Qualcomm wasn’t prepared for 64 bit SoC’s. They were badly designed and implemented from the start. And they certainly weren’t prepared to handle the media backlash that came with them. This was one area were Mediatek not only caught up but surpassed them. The problems extend to their other chips as well, the 615 has some of the same issues and the 410 is vastly under-powered even for budget phones.

  4. balcobomber25
    June 12, 2015

    Lack of CM + reported higher price + Snapdragon 810 + OPO weird marketing (i.e.invite system) = sales disaster this time around.

    • justyfier
      June 12, 2015

      higher price is just a guess. some ask the question if the oneplus 2 wold be 400 or something and they said could be. be if the price is the same now the have extra hype and that’s what oneplus is all about. now that more people know the company sales will be even higher if they put out a similar device as 1+1 but with 1015/16 specs. invite will be much smoother now because last time the serious underestimated the sales potential.

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015

        A lot of people bought this phone specifically because it came stock with CM, they will lose those sales. Given the way they have fumbled repeatedly over the past year what leads you to believe the invite system will be any better? Just your love for the company? Because they have shown absolutely nothing to suggest it will be better this time. The One Plus was a revolutionary phone for it’s time it offered flagship specs a decent design, great software and a low price at a time when if you wanted all of those you had to pay for it. But the market has evolved so quickly that now even brands like Jiayu, Elephone and Umi are offering phones with flagship specs for low prices. One Plus will always have it’s diehard fans just like Xiaomi does but the One Plus Two will be just another phone to most. It won’t be as ground breaking as the original was and a big reason for that is a lack of CM.

        • justyfier
          June 12, 2015

          now they will begin with enough stock and people will get the phone faster and who says the the won’t be revolutionary this time around? just see at what letv has done as a first time company and oneplus will be better than that one. probably they will do the same. one with mediatek and one with qualcomm and then they will be surprised that the qualcomm doesn’t sell like the white 16gb last time

          • balcobomber25
            June 12, 2015

            Lol I give you One Plus fans credit your level of optimize never dies for this company. Goodluck with your invite system this time around, I’ll be here to read all the excuses as to why it was a disaster for a second time.

            As for the phone itself they certainly can build a very good flagship phone but it won’t be revolutionary like the last one was. LeTV build a great phone, it wasn’t groundbreaking in any way, shape or form the way the original One+ was. Those types of phones are extremely rare.

            • justyfier
              June 12, 2015

              last time i got an early member invite so I had the phone pretty quick. Lets just see what they’ll bring this time around. Everything you’ve said so far. They already know and they probably anticipated on it.

            • balcobomber25
              June 12, 2015

              We shall see.

            • June 12, 2015

              I totally agree with you on this. One Plus has spent their credibility, and as you’ve said, the market has evolved quickly so they don’t even have a price advantage anymore.

              There doesn’t seem to be any positive differentiators for them from the pack, and now they have a history of not delivering on schedule and breaking support promises to their customers.

              They had this problem the first time they tried to break out (as Oppo with the Find 5) and now again as OPO. Different spots, but the same leopard, and same outcome.

              I wanted OnePlus to be different in a good way, and it’s turned out that the only real differentiator is their horrible marketing practices.

            • balcobomber25
              June 12, 2015

              I work as a marketing consultant for the Asian technology industry. My colleagues and I would sit back most days in the office and just laugh at the stumbling each time OPO had a press release. I can never remember a company that failed at PR as much as they did this past year. It was like their boardroom was a group of circus monkeys throwing bananas at a whiteboard of ideas and whatever landed closest was their plan.

            • justyfier
              June 12, 2015

              and everyone knows opo now, but your company…

            • Airyl
              June 13, 2015

              There’s a difference between knowing your company and knowing your company for the wrong reasons. Some people may say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but OnePlus has managed to achieve that.

            • balcobomber25
              June 13, 2015

              The people who need to know my company know it. We are a well respected marketing and research firm throughout Asia.

    • Mesterio
      June 12, 2015

      Your argument makes perfect sense but I think you will be surprised.

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015

        I doubt it. I think they will make a very capable phone with good specs but I am willing to bet the demand for it, isn’t what it was last year.

        • George
          June 12, 2015

          Balcobomber is a godamn genius,now the competition is 20 times stronger with the mtk full option cheapskates,so a lot of geeks will leave op2 pass by

        • Adam Irvine
          June 12, 2015

          Yep I think you’re right here balco, I just can’t see them selling anywhere near as well as the One has done, in my experience in the OnePlus forum over the last 18months I’d say that the vast majority are Cyanogen supporters and it seems that OxygenOS just doesn’t cut the mustard…

          Might be the end of OnePlus this year only for another to take it’s place in the future if some new start-up company fancies offering high spec, low price and can get Cyanogen on board again that is…

    • Marco Lancaster
      June 12, 2015

      And I’m looking forward to see if they will manage to do updates to their systems constantly, or even for new Android versions faster. Now they have to deal with sells, crazy marketing and even the Rom Support.

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015

        And for all of that I have a feeling its going to be just like big brother OPPO which from my experience has not been good.

    • Aeonia
      June 12, 2015

      its an OPO, it’s definitely going to get CM at some point, from the dev community of course. Also the snapdragon 810 is a very good chipset especially if they are going for the revised version and not the one in HTC one M9 e.t.c

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015

        It wont be an official version of CM which is what everyone wanted. That was why so many people loved this brand because it was officially supports by CM which meant regular updates by CM built specifically for that phone. That is all gone now and OPO will have its own OS. Every strong phone community ports CM to their device but it’s not an official build for that device. The problems for the 810 continue to mount and affect a lot more than just HTC. Even the revised version reportedly is suffering from overheating problems.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      June 12, 2015

      Whatever it is,i am sure it will create initial hype and peak in market..OPO deserves that..the phone that initially challenged the industry..All eyes on camera!

      • Airyl
        June 13, 2015

        The OPO was NOT the phone that initially challenged the industry, far from it actually. Originally it was phones from Meizu and Oppo that managed to challenge other high end brands, but Chinese phones had yet to see success back then. Chinese phones really started becoming popular when Xiaomi released the M1. Back then, even most international websites were alert to the M1, and many people even bought the M1 from overseas.

        • balcobomber25
          June 13, 2015

          Yea people have short memories when it comes to things like this. There have been multiple brands from China that were challenging the industry long before OPO was released. The Xiaomi Mi3 for instance offered the same flagship specs at the same low price, a year before the OPO was released.

  5. Ahmad
    June 12, 2015

    Lack of cm is not a problem, since it will be available eventually especially due to the presence of qualcomm soc, but the higher price tag will be the problem. If it has similar price to s6 or g4, simply people will choose such brands than oneplus.

    • justyfier
      June 12, 2015

      They have never said conclusively that the price will be higher. I think this is just to create hype when price is close to the last one

      • balcobomber25
        June 12, 2015
        • justyfier
          June 12, 2015

          what happend was that someone on reddit asked if the oneplus2 would be around 400 and they responded that that would be a fair price. and now everyone is assuming…

          • balcobomber25
            June 13, 2015

            It was actually on his Weibo page someone asked him how much a SD 810 would be and he said 2499 would be a reasonable price. Meaning expect that to be the minimum the Two will be selling for.

            I know you are a die hard fan and will be as optimistic as possible, I do the same with Xiaomi. But the writing is all there for you to see…

  6. June 12, 2015

    I read about One Plus “delaying” their 5.1 OS update and wrote an editorial piece:

    https://plus.google.com/+DaveWeinstein/posts/QaJ68LGGS21

    Basically, I’ve had enough of their broken promises. Instead of saying they have a small team and can’t get the software out as they promised, they should hire some more developers. After all, they originally forecasted selling 50,000 OnePlusOnes, and they sold millions… how about putting some of that profit back into delivering on their software promises???

    • balcobomber25
      June 12, 2015

      The whole “we are a small company” argument from OPO and its fans is getting old. They are a shell company for one of the largest cell phone companies in China, OPPO. They have the resources to accomplish everything they need to.

  7. NightFelix
    June 12, 2015

    Flash the OP2 with CM12.1 like a boss. Problem solved. All I need is an invite.

  8. Guaire
    June 12, 2015

    Lack of CM should not be a problem.

    Overpricing, possible overheating issues of SD810 and making an unexcited handset could be their real problems.

    • balcobomber25
      June 12, 2015

      I disagree everyone I know who bought an OPO bought it specifically for CM. I am not just talking about a few close friends I am talking about entire communities of forums that I belong to. The specs were the same ones offered by Xiaomi the difference for many was CM.

      • Guaire
        June 12, 2015

        If they can offer an appealing device for a great price they can sell it to less picky audience especially people who looking for a bargain.

        • balcobomber25
          June 13, 2015

          Of course they can but it won’t match the demand for the original OPO. That demand was created by CM. They can make a phone with demand similar to what we have seen from the Elephone P7000, Jiayu S3 or Zenfone 2. Which all sold very well but never came close to matching the hype of the original OPO. The key though is they have to match those phones in specs and price. I have a feeling this new phone is going to be over $400 which will scare a lot of people off. I have watched OPPO over the years and their phones always increase in price when a new model comes out.

          • June 13, 2015

            My guess is that they COULD HAVE done it without CM, but didn’t commit. 1+ dropped the ball with the Oxygen OS. They promised a lightweight “stock” Android experience, then they didn’t put adequate resources on the project. They should have been making releases 7day after Google like clockwork, and they should have released an app to the Play store that automatically upgraded the ROM to Oxygen.

            They did neither, and in fact have decided to withhold software upgrades until their next phone ships!

  9. Libranto
    June 12, 2015

    Half part of phone is hardware, another parts are softwares. We can see many Chiness phones with good specs, but most of them suck on software. So, offical CM was a big plus for oneplus. Now, oneplus is developing its own OS like stucky and laggy Flyme or others, except mui. Now, i am not interested in oneplus.

  10. Simon
    June 12, 2015

    Wait for the OnePlus Three is the best.

  11. Danny H.
    June 12, 2015

    It’s hard to build a monument but it’s much harder to protect let alone exceed that monument. Oneplus has set the expectation level very high but this year, things are very much different compare to last year. When the One launched last year, snapdragon 801 was excellent, stable & had no worthy opponent, they also had official endorsement from Cyanogen Inc. This year, they have none of that. Their oxygen os is not as feature complete as Cyanogen, snapdragon 810 is a troubled chip. If they use both of that in their new flagship for this year combine with the controversial invite system, then it would be quite an uphill battle for oneplus. I personally wish them best of luck but I will keep my skepticism.

  12. Chico Migraña
    June 12, 2015

    Just another phone, SD 810 wrong choice, no CM wrong choice, invite system “they don’t need this time”, Oxygen OS ugly choice. Low price is the only thing can save Opo this time

  13. Yasin
    June 13, 2015

    810 snapdragon fail chip.. overheating in almost all new highend brands. 808 is a better choice since there is no throttling more accurate higher scores.
    Also no CM is gonna hurt opo, and least get another third part custom rom from other developers.

  14. justyfier
    June 14, 2015

    price will 1999yuan acording to new leak

  15. Fred
    June 15, 2015

    I had read all the comments thread. And it was a great thread.
    No insult, no arrogance, just the way I like Gizchina readers. Keep up the good works guys! 😀

  16. Fred
    June 15, 2015

    I had read all the comments thread. And it was a great thread.
    No insult, no arrogance, just the way I like Gizchina readers. Keep up the good works guys! 😀