The OnePlus 2 is on its way, and the OnePlus team has started their unapologetic hype train leading up to the big July 27th reveal. Sad news for them, though, as PhoneArena seems to have procured shots of the thing ahead of launch.
There are 4 initial takeaways just by taking a quick glimpse at the photos:
- It does resemble the OnePlus One ever-so-slightly.
- It seems to have a metal frame, though this could just as easily be a plastic border made to look like metal.
- The back appears to sport wood, which would be a very nice touch (but could also be a premium wooden cover that won’t come stock with the device).
- There’s some sort of dimple on the back cover. The OnePlus logo is clearly visible beneath it, so one could surmise that the dimple is the fingerprint scanner rumored to be part of the kit.
And that’s just what we know from this supposed leak (it’s not known how reputable the source of the leak is). OnePlus has already spilled the beans on a couple of device details, such as the fact that it’ll use USB Type-C, as well as confirming the use of a modified Snapdragon 810 chipset that goes easy on the heat.
Other rumors suggest we’ll be getting another large screen in the 5.5-inch to 5.7-inch range which has a strong chance of boasting 2560 x 1440 resolution. The phone will also obviously launch with Lollipop-based OxygenOS. One last tidbit confirmed by the company is that the device will cost more than $322, which doesn’t exactly give us a solid price tag but at least tells us to expect the base storage model to cost higher than its predecessor.
[Updated to note that there’s a chance this could be a fake render.]