OnePlus India on Friday announced the first open sale for its new flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 2. The open sale will be for an hour between 12pm and 1pm IST on Monday, via online retailer partner Amazon India, and no invites will be required.
Since its launch in July, the OnePlus 2 has been hard to procure, with the invites necessary to purchase the phone in short supply. The company has come under quite a bit a flak for the lack of availability, especially after promises to the ensure invite mechanism would be more widely inclusive compared to the OnePlus One, and that more units will be on offer for consumers across the world.
Running OxygenOS 2.1.0 based on Android 5.1, the 64GB OnePlus 2 has been priced at Rs. 24,999. OnePlus 2 will feature a 5.5-inch in-cell display with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) resolution and 1500:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and coupled with an Adreno 430 GPU alongside 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB internal storage.A 16GB OnePlus 2 with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM will be made available later this year at Rs. 22,999.
The OnePlus 2 sports dual 4G Nano-SIM cards (dual-SIM dual standby), as well as USB Type-C connectivity (with the cable reversible at both ends). It bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-micron sensor, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, RAW image support, and OIS, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It runs on a 3300mAh battery, and has a fingerprint sensor that can store up to 5 prints and unlock in under 0.5 seconds. It weighs 175 grams