OnePlus 2 Gets Certified In China, Images Follow
Just 6 days away from its official launch, the OnePlus 2 has paid a visit to TENAA, which is the telecommunications equipment certification authority in China. The listing gives us the clearest look so far of the OnePlus 2, as all previous leaks and hints did not provide an image of what the device could look like.
What was known so far regarding the OnePlus 2 was that the device would feature a metallic frame, along with the presence of a fingerprint scanner. As per Anzhou.cn, the TENAA listing confirms the specs of the device, with the display still remaining at 5.5″ but the resolution being notched up to QHD, while the OnePlus One sported a FHD display. The OnePlus Two will still pack the previously rumored Snapdragon 810 processor, along with 4GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage. As there is no mention of a micro sd card slot, it would be safe to assume that this would be the base storage option, with extra storage options being a likely possibility. The listing also specifies that the rear camera will be a 13MP shooter with the front getting bumped up to 8MP. All of this will be supported by a 3,300 mAh battery, which is slightly juicier than the OnePlus One.
Getting on to the visuals of the device, the OnePlus 2 still retains the OnePlus One feel but has a lot of distinguishing factors to make both the phones easy to tell apart, unlike some recent phone lineups.
On the front of the device, the most noticeable difference is the presence of the fingerprint sensor. The front camera sensor has also been moved to the right side of the speaker grill, while it was present on the left side of the grill on the OnePlus One.
On the back, the camera piece and the OnePlus logo have been repositioned more towards the center of the device. The rear camera also has laser autofocus now, as can be clearly seen from the image. If you are someone who is very much used to the looks of the OnePlus One, you might find the flash module being present above the camera to be a little disconcerting.
From the images, the USB Type-C port appears to be shifted to the left side of the frame. It also looks like the port will have a sliding door mechanism to cover the port when not in use.
The right side of the OnePlus 2 frame is now home to the power button as well as the volume rocker. There is also a small indentation on towards the bottom, which should facilitate easier changing of the StyleSwap back covers. As neither left nor right side of the device featured the slot for the SIM tray, we can take a guess on it being accessible after removing the back panel, as the OnePlus 2 is believed to be a dual SIM device.
All in all, the OnePlus 2 is shaping to be an interesting device. Whether it will succeed the throne as the flagship killer from the OnePlus One is dependant a lot on the price of the device as well as any other improvements it makes. For now, we can wait for things to be made official, as July 27th is not that far away now.
What do you think about the OnePlus 2 now? Do you think the device improves upon the OnePlus One in terms of looks, or is a regression in this regard? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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