OnePlus 2 flagship killer announced but you can’t buy it anytime soon

Invites system is such a bummer

Dubbed as the flagship killer, the popular Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has finally revealed their latest model OnePlus 2. Founded just two years ago, their very first smartphone One Plus One received a cult following and praise for its high quality and low cost.

Similarly to iPhone 6 and Samsung’s latest Galaxy S6 series, the new OnePlus 2 features a fingerprint reader that stores up to five fingerprints replacing password and claim to unlock the phone in less than half a second.

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Built on a 64-bit architecture, the new phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 GPU unit, a generous 4GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED and OIS image stabilisation and the option to choose 16GB or 64GB of storage. Other notable features include a dual-SIM capability and promises all-day power with a 3,300 mAh, a battery capacity far larger than Samsung and Apple flagship models. OnePlus 2 will also be the first smartphone to feature a USB Type-C charging port.

OnePlus has dropped Cyanogen OS after a lawsuit in India caused a ban of the predecessor. They will be shipping OnePlus 2 with OxygenOS, a subtlely customized version of Android Lollipop 5.0.2.

Sadly, OnePlus again uses the invite system for interested customers which is more efficient according to them. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei states that there will be 30 to 50 times more invites from the start to cope with the greater demand. Currently as it stands, the queue is an agonising 800,000+ long. Alternatively you could try your luck to win an invite from the contests on their forums and social media.

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