Android has always been known for its customization and customer choices, but teamwork and camaraderie are also just as important. Apple has said in a recent commercial that its strength is that it controls the hardware and software, but the saying “there’s strength in numbers” is an adage that still holds true.
To this end, Chinese manufacturer OnePlus took time today to give thanks to its partners for their contributions in seeing the OnePlus 2 from idea to completion. “Thank you to our partners who helped make the #OnePlus2 possible! Together, we’ve created the 2016 Flagship Killer,” OnePlus wrote on its Twitter wall. Among the list of partners are companies such as Japan Display, Samsung, Toshiba, Texas Instruments, Rohm Semiconductor, Skyworks, and Qualcomm, among others.
The OnePlus 2 will feature an octa-core Snapdragon 810, version 2.1 processor, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, metal build quality, dual camera setup with one camera being a 13MP, laser-focused shooter, a 3,300mAh battery, dual-SIM slot, and USB Type-C charging for no more than $450 (above the $322 of the original OnePlus smartphone). OnePlus says that it’s revised its invite process, meaning that special customers will receive their invites sooner than the last time, and that invitees will receive email notifications as to when an invite position opens up — rather than missing out if they’re not available online at the precise moment.
OnePlus will make its OnePlus 2 announcement on July 27th in virtual reality for its Google Cardboard VR clone (called the OnePlus VR) users.