OnePlus 2 launch event showcases premium hardware, customizations

Late Monday night OnePlus revealed its second flagship device called the “OnePlus 2”. OnePlus, a Chinese company, premiered the new device featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, a 5MP front-camera, dual-SIM support, a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash all powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs.

One of the more surprising additions this time around was the fingerprint scanner, new to the OnePlus family. The USB Type-C charging port. The smartphone will run the OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 running with an Adreno 430 GPU. The 1080p HD Display also offers a pixel density of 401 PPI and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.

All of this starts at a price-point of $329, with a 64GB going for $389. The battery offered is an embedded rechargeable 3,300 mAh LiPo battery which the company states, “will carry you through the day and beyond.”

The externals consist of aluminum and magnesium with stainless steel accents and outfitted with Gorilla Glass. Customers will have the option to select from several unique back-covers to personalize their smartphone. Another popular customization feature is the ability to assign commands to the navigation keys, this includes hardware or on-screen buttons, as well as swappable recent-apps and back buttons.

Unfortunately to get you hands on one of these phones, you will still need an invite, the same trick the company used when launching the OnePlus 1 model.

If you are lucky enough to grab an invite U.S. and Europe customers can purchase the new device as early as August 11, 2015.

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