ONEPLUS TWO ANNOUNCED: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

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The OnePlus One was one of the more notable devices of the year 2014 with it's combination of a premium specifications at a rather low price and it's somewhat problematic invite system. The sequel to the OnePlus One, the Two promises to continue the trend set by the previous edition by offering a similar hardware specifications found in devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 for about half the price. The OnePlus Two which is made from premium grade aluminum alloy would be packing a 5.5inch HD display and would be available in two versions, a 64GB version with 4GB of RAM for $389 and a 16GB version with a 3GB of RAM for $329. The OnePlus two would be a dual SIM device with two nanoSIM slots. 


The rest of the specs are as follows:
  • Display: 5.5 1920x1080 HD LCD Display
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • CPU: A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octacore processor clocked at 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 430
  • Connectivity: GSM ( 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), WCDMA ( 1/2/4/5/8 Bands), LTE (1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17), GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, dual band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac), USB 2.0 Type C
  • Storage: 16GB/64GB eMMC v5.0
  • Sensors:  Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope and Proximity sensors
  • Camera: 13MP back camera with OIS and laser focus, 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 3300mAh

However the OnePlus Two does have its shortcoming and these aren't as a result of the problematic invite system. For a device which claims to be a future proof, OnePlus Two fails to incorporate a few features that are somewhat common with the competition such as:
  • wireless charging
  • a UHD display
  • Quick charging
  • NFC
  • USB 3.1 Type C
  • removable battery
  • microSD slot
The absence of NFC capabilities is probably the most questionable considering that mobile payment via NFC is about to really kick off with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. And then there is the quick charging is absent now,, however it can be enabled via a software update. In spite of these shortcomings, the OnePlus Two is still a good deal. The table shows the prices for different countries.