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First looks: The OnePlus 2 in Singapore

By Bryan Chan & Liu Hongzuo - on 3 Aug 2015, 10:14am

First looks: The OnePlus 2 in Singapore

The OnePlus 2’s front view.

Prior to the unveiling of the OnePlus 2 in Singapore, we’ve done a pretty thorough compilation of the known specifications of the Chinese smartphone in an earlier post. We had a chance to get closer to the phone before it come to our shores in Q4 2015.

A closer look at the rear camera of the OnePlus 2.


Four of the StyleSwap colors – default Sandstone Black, Black Apricot, Kevlar, and Bamboo. Rosewood is not pictured here.

As mentioned before, the OnePlus 2 will retail on an invite-only basis. For a chance at getting an invite, learn more here. OnePlus is also in talks with local telcos for other retail options, such as a contract-based tie-up. Details will be available closer to the phone’s availability date.

We detached the removable rear cover to see what’s within. There’s just a dual-SIM slot, if we don't dismantle it any further.

Previously, we’ve confirmed most of the important specifications of the OnePlus 2, but here’s the run-down if you need to understand what you’re getting at a quick glance. The OnePlus 2 runs on a modified Android 5.1 OS called OxygenOS, and it comes with an improved 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, powered by 4GB LP-DDR4 RAM at 1,333MHz for the 64GB model. The display is a 5.5-inch Full HD panel (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) at 401ppi that uses Corning Gorilla Glass.

A close-up of the Type-C USB port, which means there’s no right or wrong side-up for the plug.

The rear camera has a 13MP sensor at 1.3-microns, in-built Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), laser focus, and an f/2.0 aperture. The non-removable battery has a 3,300mAh capacity. OnePlus 2 is capable of supporting the most common image formats, including .RAW files, and most audio formats, including lossless formats like .FLAC and .AAC. It may not have NFC, but it is still supported by Bluetooth 4.1. The OnePlus 2 is compatible with LTE networks in Singapore and Malaysia as well.

The dual-SIM tray holds both cards together.The OnePlus 2 has a nicely-lit 5.5-inch Full HD panel (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) at 401ppi.

A closer look at the Alert Slider, a hard-switch toggle for your phone to flip between three different notification standby modes.

To finish off, here’s a look at the screen-lock button and the volume controls.