OnePlus Will Manufacture Its Smartphones In India

OnePlus will manufacture at ‘Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory’ within the Sri City Integrated Business City in the state of Andhra Pradesh by end of 2015. The facility will have a cumulative peak capacity of producing up to 500,000 units per month. The facility will also generate more than 1000 jobs.

OnePlus Partners With Ola To Let You Experience The OnePlus 2

The promotion will run across Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata from 17 – 26 August. You will be able to request for the OnePlus 2 experience via the Ola app by simply hitting the ‘OnePlus 2’ button. A few lucky users that avail the service will even score invites to buy the OnePlus 2.

OnePlus Aims To Sell 1mn Devices In India By Year-End

The company just announced the launch of its OnePlus 2 smartphone in India on August 11 at Rs 24,999. India is already OnePlus’ fourth largest global market. The company will continue selling the OnePlus One alongside its new device. So far OnePlus ha sold 2.5 lakh devices in India, since the launch of the One in December 2014.

OnePlus 2 Priced At Rs 24,999 (64GB); Available From August 11 Via Amazon

The device will be available in 2 variants – a 16GB model with 3GB RAM and a 64GB model with 4GB RAM. The former will be priced at $329 but will not be available starting August 11. Other specs include a 5.5-inch FullHD display, 3300mAh battery, Snapdragon 810 processor, 13MP (OIS and laser autofocus) camera, 5MP front camera, mute switch, and runs on Oxygen OS 2.0 that’s built on Android 5.1.1.

OnePlus Opens Up The Invite System For The OnePlus 2

With the launch of the device just hours away, the company has finally kicked off handing out invites. The move give super early adopters and OnePlus fans a chance to get their hands on the device first. The invites themselves will expire in 24 hours. The company has also released the OnePlus 2 Launch app on the Play Store.

OnePlus Claims The ‘2’ Has A Better Camera Than The Galaxy S6

OnePlus posted macro photos comparing the camera of the OnePlus 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 on its Chinese forum. As you’d imagine in a test of this sort, the OnePlus 2 does take better photos than the S6. While it’s hard to give into such claims, the device’s launch is just around the bend, so you won’t have to wait too long to know.

Ways You Can Get Your Hands On The OnePlus 2

OnePlus is a lot more confident of the number of phones it can sell this time around so is investing on a much larger launch inventory (30-50x more) so you might not have to do anything. You can also simply submit your email and the company will send you an invite when one becomes available. Or you could haggle with your friend over one as the sharable invite system is much better this time.

OnePlus Reveals That The ‘2’ Will Be Smaller Than Its Predecessor

The OnePlus team shared an image on Reddit of a OnePlus One saying “Under this OnePlus One there is a OnePlus 2″ signifying that the new device is smaller. Despite its smaller size the OnePlus 2 will get a larger 3,300mAh battery. The company also revealed that the device will have swappable back covers, will come in three versions based on geography and will support more wireless bands.

The OnePlus 2 Will Have 4GB Of RAM

The company claims that the LPDDR4 type RAM will offer twice the bandwidth performance as LPDDR3 at the same power consumption profile. Further, the OnePlus 2’s RAM uses a lower operating voltage than its predecessor (1.1V v/s 1.2V) and supports speeds of up to 32GB/s. All that results in lack of lag in slow-motion video, face recognition, and low-latency gaming.