As it happened with the OnePlus One back in 2014, it is Chinese resellers that are first offering the OnePlus 2 on pre-sale even before the official sale starts.
In this case, GeekBuying is offering the OnePlus 2 in both 16GB and 64GB variants. What’s the catch? None… the only difference is that you get a China-bound version of the handset and not the international one.
The OnePlus 2 was announced a couple of days back with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel laser focus enabled camera and a 3300mAh battery. The phone was also the first to have a launch in virtual reality, which anyone in the world with an internet connection could witness from anywhere.
OnePlus does offer its devices with HydrogenOS in China, whereas international buyers get OxygenOS with the OnePlus 2. We’ll have to wait to see if this reseller offers the phone with OxygenOS or the latter.
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OnePlus phones are sold invite-free in China, whereas buyers in all of its international markets require invites to be able to purchase the phone. According to the listing, the phone should start being shipped 31st August.