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    Last night, OnePlus introduced its sophomore phone to the world, the OnePlus 2. With it came a new design, a fingerprint scanner, a three-step profile switcher, swappable backings, an improved camera, a much better display, a screaming new processor, USB-C, Oxygen OS ... all starting at just $329. Motorola, not one to be outdone, unveiled the next generation Moto G and Moto X models at its own event this morning. Coming close to the OnePlus 2's pricing at $399 unlocked, Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in America) packs a QHD display, ...

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    Okay, the extremely exciting initial news, spec and video blast is over and done with. Great. Breathe in. Breathe out. Now what? Remember how I just said earlier that the OnePlus 2 isn't a "2016 flagship killer" unless you look at it from a certain point of view? Now we're taking a look at whether or not the company itself is in the underdog position to steal the show away from other OEMs. And giving the abuse of the "flagship killer" moniker in their social feed push, OnePlus is really looking to steal the show. A leader that continues to need the spotlight? I would argue that since its ...

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    OnePlus has been sort of a controversial name in the past. The company has had its PR fumbles, from asking users to smash their phones, to practically holding an online wet t-shirt contest, to shipping out phones without chargers. It gained the company a lot of flack, and brought a new hurdle to buying a OnePlus One. After all, it was already hard enough for most people to procure an invite to purchase the phone, but then came the moral decision of whether or not to support a company with such back-and-forth antics. Luckily for OnePlus, the vast majority of consumers decided to buy a One, ...

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    You've probably read everything regarding the newly announced OnePlus 2 "2016 flagship killer", if you're a fan of technology. In case you are catching up: here's the announcement, here are the specs, here's our hands-on, and a quick take on what feelings the phone generates in some of us. However, here's a list of what you won't find on the OnePlus 2: NFC Quick Charging Wireless Charging microSD card support AndroidPolice asked about the lack of NFC. OnePlus said "we heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren't using NFC". So, blame your fellow OnePlus One ...

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    Despite smartphones powered by Android occupying the #1 position these days, because of their various shapes and sizes, it still seems like I see iPhones more frequently than any other phone out there. That's why I was ecstatic when, while waiting in line at Disneyland, I saw a man talking on a OnePlus One. It's the first time I'd ever seen one "in the wild". Before I got the chance to talk with him about it he disappeared into the crowd. Why was I so impressed with the sighting? The OnePlus One was supposed to be the flagship smartphone that upset the establishment. From a price and ...

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    It’s been teased, it’s been leaked, and now the OnePlus 2 -- the latest “flagship killer” -- is finally here. I got the chance to play with the new phone for a few hours this afternoon, and I came away pretty satisfied. First, let’s get one thing out of the way. The OnePlus 2 is an evolution of last year’s OnePlus One -- it’s not a radical departure. For example, the display still features the same full HD (1920x1080) resolution, and the camera still clocks in at 13 megapixels, but both are noticeably better. Let’s start with the design. The OnePlus 2 is about a millimeter ...

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    With as much as OnePlus has been talking about the OnePlus 2 over the course of the past couple months, you'd think the full picture on the smartphone's hardware was already out. But despite all the official teasers of everything from the phone's Snapdrgaon 810 SoC to its 4GB (well, up to 4GB) of RAM, there were still surprises waiting to be revealed at tonight's VR-streaming launch event. While a smartphone is a hell of a lot more than just the hardware that goes into making it, OnePlus has long positioned its offerings as a sort of sweet-spot that offers advanced capabilities at a very ...

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    If there's one thing OnePlus know how to do, it's getting people talking about its smartphones. Summers often find themselves dominated by early whispers about the next iPhone, or maybe leaks revealing Samsung's next phablet, but this year the OnePlus 2 found itself the start as nearly as many headlines itself. From early rumors, to official teasers, there's been a lot to talk about, all leading up to today, when the OnePlus 2 makes its formal debut. With the help of an innovative streaming-VR announcement, OnePlus has seen to just that, finally bringing us the full story on its second-gen ...

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    OnePlus was the start-up talk of the town last year. A company backed by some veterans from the early times of Android could become that talk of the town for 2015. After a few months of development silence, it looks like Nextbit is back for a bite at the Android smartphone market. You can hit up the work-in-progress site at the source link below. Hints of branding pop up through the site, looking for potential customers who want the "NEXT NOW." Nextbit is also looking for some major staff positions including Product Manager and Software Engineer. In 2014, the company took an $18 ...

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    Welcome to the hype machine, hope you enjoy your stay! The spin cycle on this phone sounds as boastful as ever. It's supposed to be, that's how marketing builds your attention towards a launch event like this one for the OnePlus 2. Sure, it has great specs and the cache the company has with its forum followers is extremely strong. But what does it mean to "kill" a flagship? Flagship Kill la Kill? This phone ain't made of Life Fibers and Honnō City isn't going to fall because of this phone. Few people are treating the OnePlus 2 or even the OnePlus One like it is. Time doesn't make way ...

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    Got your Google Cardboard viewer and OnePlus 2 Launch app ready to go? We're coming up on eight hours to go until the live streaming VR launch event for the company's new smartphone. And while we'll be bringing you coverage of all OnePlus has to announce as it finally goes official with its 2015 flagship, we've got some new leaks to check out before the OnePlus 2 gets here. The last few weeks may have brought us no shortage of official teasers and even a few early peeks at phone hardware, but now we've got some new pics to gawk at which reveal the handset in more detail than ever before. ...

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    According to a recent report from China, those who have set their eyes on the soon-to-become-official OnePlus 2 will be able to grab one, in a limited supply, starting August 8, via OnePlus' own “Experience” Store in China. We can't really read Chinese, but we'll trust this report, if it all comes down to just reading the text on the card pictured above. As a side note, we all know that the OnePlus 2 is being referred to as the "2016 flagship killer". We've couldn't help but wonder why the manufacturer is feeling so bold, in terms of futureproofing (in a very fast-moving ...

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    July 27, Monday, is when the world will see OnePlus 2, officially referred to by its manufacturer as "the 2016 flagship killer". The launch event will be live streamed, however, via virtual reality, and OnePlus has made its launch event app available on the Google Play Store. You can find it at the source link below, and, once the event starts, you will be able to watch it with the help of the app (with or without a Cardboard) that will launch the stream. This year too, OnePlus will use an invite system to sell its OnePlus 2 smartphone. If you're interested, you can now secure your invite ...

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    Next week's going to be a busy one, with new launches likely from Motorola, not to mention the public arrival of Windows 10 for PCs. But starting the week off, OnePlus is set to finally unveil its second-gen OnePlus 2 flagship on Monday. We've already heard a lot about what to expect from the smartphone in terms of hardware, and now OnePlus is briefly putting the spotlight on software as it prepares for next week's launch. In a new blog post, OnePlus once again calls the OnePlus 2 a “2016 flagship killer,” insisting that beyond competing with the cream of this year's hardware crop, the ...

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    This coming Monday, July 27, OnePlus is set to launch its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. We've already seen a lot about what to expect from this handset, and weeks of spec teases have finally given way to some pics of actual hardware. But before the new OnePlus phone gets here, company cofounder Carl Pei is talking a little about the journey so far, and brings us up to date on OnePlus One sales performance. As you may remember, last fall OnePlus gave itself a pretty ambitious sales target: having sold over 500,000 handsets already, the company wanted to bring that up to a cool million ...

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    The "2016 flagship killer", the OnePlus 2, should become official on July 27, but we don't have to wait until then to find out more about the device, mostly thanks to the manufacturer itself who has been teasing some of the phone's upcoming features and specifications. However, we haven't yet seen the phone in its flesh and blood (silicon and plastic) until now. Chinese regulator TENAA has the OnePlus 2 leaked thanks to its records and filings. The images you see above and below represent the upcoming smartphone, from all angles. We can, thanks to these images, see the upcoming fingerprint ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is one of the most controversial pieces of silicon in recent memory. The OnePlus Two is the imminent sequel to one of the best-reviewed smartphones of the past few years. And very soon the two will come together to produce one of the most anticipated products in mobile. Then it's going to get trashed in the press, because it "overheats." And then I'm going to roll my eyes so hard they get stuck. To be fair to the very smart folks who've written very smart articles on the subject, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 definitely isn't the best system-on-a-chip the company ...

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    The "2016 flagship killer" -- not our words -- should be officially unveiled at a special event next week, but we already know a lot (almost everything) about the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone, thanks mostly to leaks and reports, as well as official confirmation from the company itself. Depending on who you tend to believe, the OnePlus 2 will either have a 13-, or a 16MP main camera on the back. That camera, its output, to be more specific, has been compared by the company's CEO with some popular devices out there. The images posted constitute a OnePlus 2 vs iPhone 6, and OnePlus 2 vs ...

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    The original title of this post included the words "kill it with fire." I don't think we should be taking the flaming pitchforks to anything OnePlus is doing here, including what the OnePlus Two has in store for us. And it has a lot in store for us. But as we've discussed many times before on the Pocketnow Weekly (with major credit to a certain modder), the concept of passing out invites for prospective customers to get in line for your new product is smart and sound. From covering up inventory shortages to shrouding the mystery product with hype, there are some pretty good pros going on ...

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    We're ten days away from the unveil of OnePlus's sequel to its popular One smartphone – and it's no ordinary unveil, either, being the first to incorporate a virtual reality presentation so anyone can get the experience of being in a press conference from the comfort of their own homes. While the company has steadily been revealing details about the device, it's not all come out in one information dump quite yet. But if a OnePlus 2 retail listing on OppoMart is accurate, we may have just the tech specs we want. According to the listing on the retailer website, the OnePlus 2 will feature ...

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    When OnePlus announced its first smartphone -- fifteen months ago, on April 23 -- the OnePlus One, the company called it the "2014 flagship killer". The smartphone had eight months to prove whether that statement was right or wrong, and, the answer is really up to you. Regardless of whether you think it succeeded or not, OnePlus managed to create a real buzz on the market (not only because of its popular smartphone, but also because of the way it handled pre-orders, some marketing missteps, etc.). The soon-to-be-announced OnePlus 2 doesn't have eight months to prove the company's ...

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    Back in April, the OnePlus One reached a turning point: after months of invites, pre-orders, and just a generally convoluted ordering process, the smartphone was finally dropping all that business and the manufacturer was making the phone available to just straight-up buy. It had taken long enough to get there, but we sure were glad to see the phone reach that point. However, at the same time we learned that this time of no invites would be short-lived, and that invites would ultimately return for the phone's sequel. With the OnePlus 2 nearly ready to launch, OnePlus is now taking the time ...

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    OnePlus got the ball rolling on the pre-launch specs it was announcing for its OnePlus 2 handsets a little under a month ago as it shared news of its choice of the Snapdragon 810 for the phone's SoC. As this is probably the most controversial SoC in recent memory, the company made a point to emphasize how overheating wouldn’t be an issue for the chip, due in part to “an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) in the OnePlus 2.” We've already heard about how early 810 issues were blamed on pre-production silicon, so you might have assumed that we were looking forward to another update ...

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    We've got to hand it to OnePlus for knowing how to keep customers on the edge of their seats. The company has spent the last few weeks teasing what to expect with the OnePlus 2, detail by detail. By now the only missing link is to actually put all of the teasers together and imagine the phone, so the launch set for July 27 can't come soon enough. In a recent "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, the OnePlus team decided to tease a little more information than what we had already received. The team claims that the OnePlus 2 will sport a larger 3300 mAh battery. The battery on the first-generation ...

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    A couple hours back, we took a break from the string of OnePlus 2 talk that had dominated our recent conversations about the manufacturer to look at some minor changes happening for the company's first-gen handset. But without missing a beat we're moving right back over to OnePlus 2 territory now, as the latest official teaser for the phone's hardware arrives and OnePlus announces a hefty serving of system memory. The OnePlus 2 will get a full 4GB of RAM, up from the 3GB in last year's OnePlus One. Beyond just the increase in capacity, we're also looking at a move up to LPDDR4 tech, ...

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