It will cost 329 dollars, which is a couple of hundred euros cheaper than what the best products in the same class can offer. 

There is a line on Chinese startup OnePlus' website that says: "We believe that great products come from great ideas, not multi-million dollar marketing campaigns." After their previous model One, they just introduced a new mobile phone, OnePlus 2. They say it's a bold one and they call it a "2016 flagship killer". Two reasons to believe they mean serious business! They proved it is possible to get a powerful smart phone, easily comparable to a couple of hundreds of euros more expensive heavyweights, for considerably less money. Sounds peachy, but will the consumers embrace OnePlus 2?

The OnePlus 2 comes pre-loaded with OnePlus's own Oxygen OS which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. 'Under the hood' there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (version 2.1) and an octa-core CPU that runs at 1.8GHz and promises to, combined with 4GB of RAM (if you choose the 64GB of internal storage version) run smoothly even when multitasking. The 16GB version comes with only 3GB of RAM, but even that should suffice and create an enjoyable experience. No matter which version you opt for, both of them carry the Adreno 430 GPU.

OnePlus 2 is powered by a 3300mAh battery, which is a little larger than the one from the previous model. It is bound to make the phone work even through the busiest of days!

The display comes in Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920) at 5.5in, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The rear camera on the OnePlus 2 is the same at 13 megapixels, also keeping the dual-LED flash. Among other features (optical image stabilisation, a laser auto focus) it recrods video in 4K. The front camera also remains the same at 5 megapixels. It's wide-angle, aiming to please the selfies-making crowd.

The new smartphone also comes equipped with a fingerprint reader (manufacturer claims the phone unlocks in less than a second), a USB Type-C port, and a dual nano-SIM slots.

The price? The 16GB version of OnePlus 2 will retail for 329 dollars, while the 64GB version will cost you 389 dollars. The phone is out on August 11, but bare in mind that you'll need an invite in order to buy the OnePlus 2 via a newly designed system.

July 30, 2015 Living photo: OnePlus

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