OnePlus thanks its partners for their contributions to the OnePlus 2


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.

OnePlus thanks its partners for OnePlus 2

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.

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35 Comments

  1. AdM
    July 17, 2015

    I bought the one and i’m a proud owner but I think the OnePlus 2 will tank…

    • Adam Irvine
      July 17, 2015

      Same here…

    • balcobomber25
      July 19, 2015

      I think they had a really golden opportunity to establish themselves even without CM. But they are messing that up each day. Ditch the SD 810 which has had near universal bad publicity and go with a Samsung Exnyos or even Helios. Drop the invite system completely. Nothing good comes out of making your phone seem like it’s impossible to buy. Marketing studies have actually been done on this and people trust companies that participate in flash sales more than those that do what OPO does, its a perception thing for the same exact results (lower sales when price for parts are higher).

  2. cpaixao
    July 17, 2015

    Ricoh could be responsible for the camera technology!

  3. MaxPower
    July 17, 2015

    2016 flagship killer?!? when other phones will come with SD808, SD820 and Helio X20?
    OK we don’t know much about those SoC yet but we do know about the SD810.

    2016 sounds too optimistic.
    I hope they’ll come out with a nice product so we can have more choices,but i don’t have good feelings about it.

    • Rob
      July 18, 2015

      Their ‘2015 flagship killer’ spec wise lagged behind the competition so why would this be any different?! Considering how bad their marketing department is I’m surprised they’re not billing it as a 2017 flagship killer!

      • Jim Shortz
        July 18, 2015

        Their marketing department is actually pretty good.

        • balcobomber25
          July 19, 2015

          They have one of the worst marketing departments in Asia. i work in marketing and they are constantly the butt of many jokes at trade shows. I have never seen a company with a great product have so many epic fails at marketing promotions.

          • Jim Shortz
            July 19, 2015

            Just think about the fact that before they launched the name one plus meant nothing. And now without spending millions, they’re pretty well known; even in America which is a hard nut to crack. I’d call that success. The many “epic fails” u speak of are certainly an exaggeration.

            • balcobomber25
              July 19, 2015

              Just think of how big they could have been and how virtually no one is talking about the One Plus Two now. Most of their success last year was due to two things: CM (majority of their press) and available for people in the west for same price as China. Without either of those we are seeing how “good” their marketing department is.

            • Jim Shortz
              July 20, 2015

              Well i don’t think they could have been really much bigger. And news & talk of the one plus two are all over, so not sure what ur talking about.

            • balcobomber25
              July 20, 2015

              Sure the news is all over, but read the comments from the fans. There isn’t nearly as much as excitement this time around. In fact there is a lot more skepticism even from diehard OPO fans. The lead up to the One Plus One was much greater than what we are seeing now. And most of that was because of Price and CM. They don’t have either of those on their side this year (if the price leaks are true).

            • Jim Shortz
              July 22, 2015

              Well thats expected, they aren’t an unknown quantity anymore. Many ppl are worked up about the SD810 and the overheating issues, but lets just wait for reviews like a rational person would.

            • balcobomber25
              July 22, 2015

              They never were an “unknown quantity”, they marketed themselves as one but from day 1 (actually well before day 1) they were a leg of OPPO. A way for OPPO to sell their phones in countries where they don’t have the best of names/reputations.

              A rationale person would look at the other reviews of phones with the 810, read the tens of thousands of forum posts about problems with the 810 and not expect anything different from the OPO. A rationale company would steer far away from the SD 810 and either use the Exnyos 7420, Helios or wait for the SD 820.

            • Jim Shortz
              July 22, 2015

              They were obviously unknown since they didnt exist. The company oneplus didnt exit until last year. Its a little silly to even debate that (heck, ppl didnt even know anything about OPPO for that matter).
              The problems other companies are having with the SD810 are well documented. But are oneplus just gonna put the same chip in their phone knowing the problems that exist. I guess you think they’re really dumb, i think they’ll make adjustments so they wont have the same problems. But we’ll only know when the phone comes out wont we. Kinda exactly the point i was making.

            • balcobomber25
              July 23, 2015

              “People didn’t know anything about OPPO for that matter”. Except for the millions who bought an OPPO in 2014 and the millions of people who live near one of the 150,000 retail outlets OPPO has worldwide in 18 different markets. The company One Plus was founded in 2013 with one stockholder, OPPO. The One itself is a a near copy of OPPO’s own Find 7 with minor aesthetic differences. One Plus is and always has been a shell company for OPPO. No different than ZTE and Nubia, the latter just doesn’t try to hide the connection like OPO does.

              There is only so much you can do for a poorly designed SoC, there isn’t some magic trick that OPO can do to suddenly cure all the problems associated with the SD 810. They can underclock it which will kill its performance but won’t cause it to overheat. I guess you think Xiaomi, HTC, Sony and the rest are really dumb because they have all had problems with the 810 despite them all trying to tweak it.

            • Jim Shortz
              July 23, 2015

              Well if u think OPPO is a well known company then so be it, that argument is not worth my time. I’m sure more ppl in the US know about OPO than know about OPPO. Is Oneplus really a “shell” company for OPPO? I wonder what that means.
              I’m not sure what Xiaomi, HTC, Sony etc did to the SD810, but i know they didn’t underclock it to 1.8ghz like Oneplus claim they’ve done. Did they?

            • balcobomber25
              July 23, 2015

              HTC underclocked it in a software update (as did a few others), the result was the performance of the phone was worse than the One M8 which uses the SD 801 (same chip found in the One Plus One). But even so it still suffers from overheating because the chip is so poorly designed. The problem is the A57 cores start to overheat around 1.2 GHz, when that happens the SoC goes into throttle mode to prevent the entire SoC from overheating. The SD 615 suffers from the same problems. Underclocking can only help so much.

              I realize you are a huge fan of OPO, but they really screwed up by using that SoC, just another in their long list of blunders. Had they gone with the SD 808/805 or Samsung Exnyos this would have been a beast of a phone.

            • Jim Shortz
              July 29, 2015

              I know you’re a huge OPO hater but i’ll have to disagree that there have been a long list of blunders. I’m not really a huge One plus fan, i’m just annoyed by the folks who hate on the company for no good reason.

            • balcobomber25
              July 29, 2015

              No good reason? Invite system, Smash the Past, Ladies First, Months of lying about the invite system disappearing, lying about being a small startup. Take your pick there are plenty more too. The sad part is they have a great product and don’t need to resort to lies and crazy marketing stunts.

            • Jim Shortz
              August 4, 2015

              Smash the past wasn’t well thought out, but most ppl misrepresent what the actual deal was. Ladies first was a great idea, that just need a minor tweak. Its the must exaggerated of all the supposed “blunders” though, that’s for sure. I know nothing of them lying about the invite system going away. i can neither confirm or deny. But guess what? The invite system DID go away, so idk. As far as i know they are a small startup, if u choose not to believe, thats fine by me.
              The marketing stunts is a part of why they’re so successful. But ur the marketing expert right?

            • balcobomber25
              August 4, 2015

              Ladies first was one of the biggest blunders they ever came up with. Don’t believe me go to Google and type in “oneplus ladies first”. Look at how many articles come up calling it out for being degrading, sexist, stupid and moronic. You can neither confirm nor deny? Do you not know how to use the internet? It’s incredibly simple. They started around August telling consumers the invite system was going to be gone by October and the “pre order” system would be in it’s place. You couldn’t actually buy one invite free until April of this year.

              Their marketing stunts aren’t what made them so successful, CM was. Without CM they would have been Nubia. Without CM their newest phone hasn’t had near the hype the previous one did. As far as you know they are a small startup. Here you go:

              “But a document from the Shenzhen Municipal Market Supervisory Authority (SIPO) files shows that OnePlus has one institutional stockholder and that is (drum roll please) Oppo. ” – Phone Arena.

              OnePlus webpage when it was first launched listed the following:

              Whoisology lists oneplus.net’s admin as:
              Name: zhou jin (117)
              Org.: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.,LTD (3)
              Email: zhoujin1689@oppo.com (2)

              Small startups don’t use a much larger companies name by mistake when registering their website. In fact that usually leads to a lawsuit.

              I have an MBA in marketing and have been doing it most of my adult life, so yes I am pretty close to an expert. Stunts they pulled and the negative publicity associated with it, absolutely killed their brand reputation in the west. They could have sold three times as many phones in the west as they did without those stunts. I dont expect a die hard OP fanboy to understand any of this though.

            • Jim Shortz
              August 11, 2015

              Well rather than explain point by point, lets just agree to disagree. As a dedicated oneplus hater, you’re just not gonna get it. You’re obviously so misguided about much of what u have posted….but thats what the haters do….hate…right?

            • balcobomber25
              August 11, 2015

              I don’t hate OnePlus at all, I have admitted all along they make very good phones I just don’t agree with their marketing. As someone who is obviously a huge OnePlus fanboy you will never be able to admit they have made any mistakes. It’s obvious by your posts, they are the perfect company in your eyes. That’s what fanboys do, right?

            • Jim Shortz
              August 12, 2015

              Ah…sigh….so many wrong assumptions. But its obvious u hate them more than i love them. It would be nice if u’d ask me if i think they have ever made mistakes, but no…..you ASSume.

            • balcobomber25
              August 12, 2015

              I don’t assume anything your defending them to the death without admitting so much as once they made a single mistake. I have said all along and you can check my past comments, they make good phones but bad business decisions. Most in the media agree with me, that isn’t “hating” them it is telling it like it is. I said the same thing about Xiaomi recently for the Mi4i and Mi Note Pro, and I am a fan of theirs. I can admit when my favorite messes up, you can’t.

            • Jim Shortz
              August 20, 2015

              Isn’t it sad when someone can’t admit that they’re wrong. But thats the internet for ya

            • balcobomber25
              July 23, 2015

              You do realize the world is a lot bigger than just the US right? OPPO is known all over the world. As for a shell company its a which serves as a vehicle for business transactions without itself having any significant assets or operations. OPO has one shareholder, OPPO. A lot of the patents for the One Plus One were filed by OPPO months before OP even existed officially. They are not the small startup with limited resources they claim to be. They are en extension of BBK (owners of OPPO and Vivo) one of the larger OEM’s in China.

      • balcobomber25
        July 19, 2015

        The 2015 was a flagship that features the same specs as every other flagship, there was nothing “killer” about it. Even the price wasn’t that great because if you didn’t have a super secret invite you were left to pay as much as $400 on the reseller market.

  4. markg
    July 18, 2015

    2015 flagship killer ? with the SD 810 ? Complete BS !

  5. gadget_ocd
    July 18, 2015

    Strange that they haven’t thanked CyanogenMod!

    Even though they parted ways, that’s one of the major reasons it sold so well!

    • willian40
      July 18, 2015

      Cyanogemod f*cked them! You read about India, it wasn’t a fair deal, was it?

    • balcobomber25
      July 19, 2015

      Would you thank a company who went behind your back to secretly sign a deal that would prevent you from entering a country you planned on all along?

  6. Simon
    July 18, 2015

    My 2016 phone will probably be the 2nd Generation Nexus 5 in a year’s time. Keep it for approximately 18 months, that will lead me to January 2018 and I guess the OnePlus 4. OnePlus should have got their act together by then 🙂

    • Rob
      July 18, 2015

      If they haven’t then they won’t exist in 2018.