OnePlus 2 “2016 Flagship Killer” Invite Reservation now up


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If those “only a mother would love” looks haven’t put you off then the reservation page for OnePlus 2 invites is already up and running.

This coming Monday, OnePlus will announce their next phone, a handset they say is “ahead of its time” and will be a “2016 flagship killer”. This time around the team have cut it things short of telling fans to “Never Settle” as many would feel that they are as the OP2 comes with the troubled Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 13 mega-pixel camera and that design.

So far over 50,000 fans have already sent in their email address to receive a OnePlus 2 invite, and that number is likely to continue growing as Monday draws closer and the phone is officially launched.

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If you haven’t already done so you can sign up for an invite on the OnePlus site here, plus you can download the OnePlus launch event application on Google Play if you intent to follow the VR event via Google Cardboard.

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34 Comments

  1. pa5t1s
    July 25, 2015

    yep, run, run… 🙂

  2. Mido Max
    July 25, 2015

    hahahah another bad Marketing !!!!!!

  3. Xalis
    July 25, 2015

    Lol.

  4. Coby
    July 25, 2015

    “2016 Flagship Killer”

    Speaking specs wise:
    – Kill? doesn’t even match-up to a number of 2015 devices (S6, S6 Edge, Z4/3+, G4 etc.)
    – Outdated specs – Yes, the SD810 room-heater is outdated for 2016, and hated
    – SD820 around the corner, more X10 / X20 phones in the pipeline
    – 14nm Exynos 78xx around the corner, will “rape” this aged device inside out

    Speaking availability wise:
    – Near zero availability for the next ~10 months due to OnePlus’ very poor production capacity
    – Competing phones (upcoming, or released) will have much better invite-free availability

    – ~10 months post-launch, will be available due to decrease in demand and competitor releases (basically buying an aged phone, similar to the current invite-free availability of the 1+1)

    Speaking value wise:
    – Today the $250-$300 sweet-spot offers incredible phones. Incredible as in “Oh my lord incredible”.
    – While the OnePlus Two will be a great phone no doubt, it will absolutely not be a “2015 Flagship Killer” or a “2016 Flagship Killer”
    – It is not a phone worth waiting for (in terms of invite-free availability).

    To those on SD 615/800/801 (and the Mediatek equivalents) waiting to purchase this – hold on a little longer. There’s a fab-process storm coming, and the leap is going to larger than anything in recent times.

    Hold on to your money for now.

    • Eltrava
      July 25, 2015

      14nm is going to be amazing, especially that 7890 which Samsung is prepping. Given their recent success with their chips, I have a feeling the 7890 will slaughter pretty much every other processor in its time.

      Can’t wait!

      • Marius Cirsta
        July 25, 2015

        I was always meh when it came to Samsung phones but I have to admit their SOCs are impressive …. well actually more like their SOC manufacturing because their SOCs just use standard ARM cores not custom ones.

        • balcobomber25
          July 26, 2015

          I love Samsungs phones, I hate their software. Their Soc’ and Displays are incredible.

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 25, 2015

      Well sure but as long as enough people fall for that marketing crap they’re fine…. It’s a bit like Apple does with their products which yes are not bad but there’s still a ton of marketing and crap.

      • balcobomber25
        July 26, 2015

        Apple is amazing at marketing. They get their fans to believe they invented everything in the world. I can remember being on a forum before the sizes of the 6 were released. Apple fanboys were arguing with me that there was no need for a phone over 4 inches, it was the perfect size. The next day they were all telling me how Apple reinvented the size of smartphones and 4.7 and 5.5 were perfect.

        • MaxPower
          July 26, 2015

          that’s so funny and so true.

          • balcobomber25
            July 26, 2015

            I hear it ever year from my own family. Everyone in my family (including aunts, uncles and cousins) uses iPhone except me, my wife, my dad and two cousins. But you listen to them at family gatherings and they are talking about “new features” in iOS like they are groundbreaking innovations. Features that have been Android for years lol…

            • MaxPower
              July 26, 2015

              between family and friends it’s just me and my wife with android (soon chinese android)
              everybody else Iphones.

              one of our friend is so brainwashed that admitted that would easily pay big bucks for an iToilet.

              I showed her what my MI4 can do, what my Raspberry PI2 can do against her Apple TV box but she still would go with Apple.

              speaking of marketing nobody can beat Apple.

            • balcobomber25
              July 26, 2015

              I use an Intel NUC as my TV Box. I was going to go with Pi but there is an Intel factory here in Thailand and I was able to get components ridiculously cheap.

            • MaxPower
              July 26, 2015

              i would love an Intel NUC, but I’m just being greedy.
              i really don’t need it, even the PI is being too much since, having a toddler, it’s only about watching Peppa Pig and Bubble Guppies 🙁

            • balcobomber25
              July 27, 2015

              I dont have kids lol. My NUC is actually being used more as a retro video game console. I have emulators for Nitnedo, Sega (etc) and bluetooth controllers. Always fun when the younger nieces and nephews come over who are used to high def graphics and don’t know that to us 16bit once looked near life like lol.

            • Bailey
              July 27, 2015

              What people leave out on the ability of Apple being able to sell snow to Eskimos is the fact that you can walk into any Apple store with you phone. There is something powerful about that. Where do i go with my Xiaomi or Samsung

            • MaxPower
              July 27, 2015

              physical stores are getting old.
              Amazon is managing to do “same day” shipping and the drone delivery is right around the corner.

              you can also buy groceries online and they deliver to your house with few clicks of the mouse.

              but i agree with you with assistance.
              i brought my son’s broken iPad to an Apple store and,after waiting few minutes to check what was wrong with it, we got a new tablet.

            • Bailey
              July 27, 2015

              Physical stores in Apples world are not getting old and they have proved that time and time again. As much as I love Xiaomi and meizu there is I don’t have someone that I can see face to face with issues I have to hope that it gets put online and then hunt for it

            • MaxPower
              July 27, 2015

              the rule “you get what you pay for” doesn’t get old either.

              with Apple you pay big bucks and get full service (at their conditions).

              with Chinese phones you get a flagship for the price of a budget phone (btw, you can’t any apple phone for that money, not even the oldest technology).

              it’s a different concept.

              it’s like flying from NY to Tokio in first class and couch. Both ways you get to destination, same plane, different services, different prices.

              if you can afford the first class then go for it, if you can’t then Apple would tell you to simply stay home or come back when you have the money, Xiaomi (or any other Chinese company) will let you board in economy class and take you to destination.

              EDIT: for experience i would say that Chinese phones makers charge you for the economy ticket but then they make you fly in business class.
              still not first class,but pretty close, at 1/3 of the price.

            • Bailey
              July 28, 2015

              Yep i agree with you there but everyone and there dog has a an iphone now so its kind of first class for the every man

            • MaxPower
              July 28, 2015

              oh yeah, i know people that can’t afford it but still pay high credit card rates to get one.
              at the end it’s costing them over 1500$.

              as long as they’re happy…

    • Danny
      July 26, 2015

      Where are your sources that there will be zero availability? For all we know they’ve greatly increased their production capacity since the One launch. Afterall, we know Oppo and its investors are putting money into OnePlus so Oppo may even be helping with regards to production.

      You value statement, I understand your $300 sweet spot, but please. Give me a several devices that have a good amount of support and guaranteed updates for at least a year or two? There are really only a few. Besides the Zenfone, none of the ~$300 phones are “Oh my lord incredible” specs as you put it. At ~$400, you’re getting flagship specs and support in the OnePlus 2 besides maybe the camera sensor not being Sony’s touted IMX230. I will agree though, that $300+ is the sweet spot. Any lower and I disagree since you start sacrificing things like software and camera performance among other things.

      With regards to your matchups, The specs of the OnePlus 2 we know so far match up to the Z4, at the very least. That thing is just a refresh of the Z2. The G4 is using the 808 which is weaker, regardless of heat issues solely based on performance, compared to the 810. The S6 and S6 Edge are really the only phones that you can argue it doesn’t beat or match up to.

      We know the OnePlus 2 will be at least the size or if not smaller than the OnePlus One which is a plus because I actually like the One’s size and I prefer having the 5.5 inch screen.

      Honestly, at this point in the game, it’s less about specs as much as it is about optimization. I like the OnePlus One because CM and Oxygen are very pure experiences, despite the occasional bugs. You really don’t need the latest and greatest chips anymore to have a decent phone. At this point you just figure out what you really need. Battery life, large screen, good camera? Things like that.

      The LG G4 is a prime example using the 808 and still running smooth. The 801 a plenty capable chip and other midrange phones still perform well (new or old) if the software is optimized well.

      • balcobomber25
        July 26, 2015

        If they have more inventory this time around there wouldn’t be an invite system yet again. Those are signs that there will be limited availability for the first few months and more of the usual from OPO. What have they done in the past year that gives you any indication that they would operate differently this time?

        For $300 you can get the Meizu MX5 which has all of the latest technology and guaranteed updates. Looks like there is a new Flagship Killer these days.

        The 808 is weaker on paper but in actual tests done using the LG G4 its performance is actually greater than the 810 in day to day use. Unlike the 810 the 808 doesn’t overheat and as a result throttle. It has sustained performance throughout it’s operation. In fact last years SD 801 is better than the 810 for that same exact reason. Performance is based on overall usage not benchmarks. People have done side by side tests comparing the G4 and 810 equipped phones, the G4 outperforms them all in actual usage. I have done a test personally with my Mi4 (SD 801) vs a friends HTC One M9 (SD 810). Initially the 810 is much faster, after about 10 minutes of continued usage it slows down to a crawl due to throttling. The 801 maintains its performance.

        CM is no longer on the One Plus officially. You don’t need the latest and greatest chips I agree with you. But you do need one that can actually handle day to day use without overheating and without needing to be severely underclocked to actually work. One Plus should have used either the Helios X10 or Samsung Exnyos 7420. The 810 is a horribly designed SoC there is not getting around that.

        Software optimization can’t make up for the 810’s flaws. The 808 and 801 were good chips to begin with which is why they are still able to perform well.

      • Yo genera
        July 26, 2015

        http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/oneplus-2-invites-system-is-live-heres-how-you-can-reserve-a-spot-720012

        Read this regarding the availability you personal anal bleacher for Peter Lau.

        • HappyEnding
          July 26, 2015

          Lol.
          (And it’s Pete Lau).

  5. MaxPower
    July 25, 2015

    if they managed to get past 50k request then I’m going to shut up. no more mocking OP marketing choices.
    Chapeau

    • balcobomber25
      July 26, 2015

      There is enough fanboys out there that they can get past 200K with no problems at all. People become a fan of something and they are able to look past all of that brands flaws and still get excited about it. I do the same with Xiaomi and Gionee. My Gionee love doesn’t show up here as much because it’s really not a talked about brand much but it is my favorite overall. And I will pay $500 for one despite Amigo OS being horrid.

  6. Angry Mobile Nerd
    July 25, 2015

    50k+ e-mail addresses does not equal 50k+ fans. For sure there are probably a lot of hardcore fanboys creating and submitting a multitude of e-mail accounts just hoping one will score an invite.

  7. Dis
    July 25, 2015

    “Subscribe failed. The activity is so hot, try later.” More worthless shit from OnePlus

  8. Dante
    July 26, 2015

    Such Disapointment – Much Fail (Doge Cry ;( )
    Andi Check this Out http://wccftech.com/oneplus-2-poor-antutu-benchmarking-results/
    On this Post there Are 2 Videos – One in which we can confirm the ugly front design there is a 90% rate that the tenaa leak is true
    Make. A post here about it to prevent future disapointment…

    • AdM
      July 26, 2015

      Of course the TENAA leaks were true. Were you expecting that OnePlus submitted fake pictures in order to archive certification?

  9. Burs
    July 26, 2015

    Now they’ve done it. *2016* flagship killer! Considering they won’t release OP3 before 2017, that might be true for their own brand, but not for the rest of the world market. There’s plenty of other phones right now, and certainly there will be much better flagships by the end of 2016. Their marketing is even worse than ZUK’s.

  10. balcobomber25
    July 26, 2015

    I would say the flagship killer is already available in the form of the Meizu MX5.

  11. RiverHorser
    July 27, 2015

    a flagship killer whose predecessor sold less then 1.2million units? they must be delusional …