Users can download 100 songs every month (each song is worth Rs 10) onto their phones for a total period of three months. These downloads have a lifetime validity and songs can be used across multiple devices such as tablets, PCs and so on.
The company’s high-end mid-range phones received record sales, but supply chain issues have limited the company’s ability to claim a bigger share in the Indian smartphone market. Aiming to boost local sales, the company signed a deal with Foxconn India in October to manufacture phones locally.
The OnePlus 2 will be available for sale on Amazon India without their traditional invite format, ‘forever’. The invite-free model for OnePlus 2 is one of the few strategies that the company has introduced in order to boost their brand image.
OnePlus has issued a statement through their discussion forum stating that their Type-C cable and the USB Type-C adapter may not be “fully compatible with third-party devices” due to an internal resistor issue. But, they are safe for use with OnePlus 2, noted the statement.
Both OnePlus One and 2 will receive Android M updates via Cyanogen OS in the first quarter of 2016. OnePlus X will get a “possible update in a later time frame” .Meanwhile, a community build version of OxygenOS for Oneplus One is also expected to feature sooner.
Benson Leung says in a G+ post that the corners have been cut to achieve low price; he also adds that the cable does not have the correct identifier sensor— a component designed to inform devices what kind of cable they are connected to.
OnePlus today announced the launch of ‘OnePlus X’ which features a 5” OLED Full-HD display ( 44ppi resolution). It features on-screen gestures, an enhanced file manager, and custom quick settings. An in-built proximity sensor wakes the screen whenever the OnePlus X is brought out of a pocket or bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.