Here’s Michael (u/oklar), Emmanuel (u/commintomylife), Carl (u/carpe02) and David (u/devildv) from OnePlus, ready and waiting for their AMAA (“ask me almost anything”) session that took place on reddit yesterday.
Set to launch on July 27th—in virtual reality, no less—the successor to last year’s OnePlus One will likely be the most significant Android release of the summer. And thanks to the company’s invite-only sales system, common in Asia and controversial everywhere else, the new phone will almost certainly be as elusive as the first one was.
However, with an easily-unlockable bootloader and a healthy ecosystem of custom ROMs, the OnePlus 2 will be one of those rare devices able to tap all the power that Android has to offer. Let’s see what the team has to say about it…
Although the OnePlus 2 is smaller than the OnePlus One we’ve managed to pack almost 10% more juice: the OnePlus 2 will have a whooping 3300mAh battery!
Camera-wise, we have a bunch of things that we believe will set the OnePlus 2 apart, but we’ll leave the details for the launch 😛
We have a solution in place that will satisfy everyone.
Our early supporters will be prioritized. Details to come soon.
Wireless charging is not very efficient (really slow)…
Heartrate sensor (sorry) 😭
The dev community has been extremely kind to us, partly – I think – because we’ve been all about giving back where we can, keeping our platform open and accessible, and encouraging the curiosity that makes Android what it is. That’s how it should be.
Our service has a long way to go, definitely. Reading about us on reddit and our forums, you’d think 80% of our devices have problems, when in reality it’s in the very low single digits. Our users are very digital and vocal. It’s a more difficult crowd to please in the short run, but in the long run, they help us to improve and run forward much faster.
What would you like to see? 😎
The OxygenOS team is working to bring this to the OnePlus 2, but it’s very likely that this will arrive after the launch via OTA.
Regarding the band support, we’ll have two global models with the following bands:
US GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8 FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
Europe GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8 FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
The design & build. The OnePlus 2 is a big step up here.