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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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    We're down to the final weeks of waiting for the launch of the OnePlus 2, with the new smartphone set to make its formal debut before the end of the month. And while we're understandably excited to get the full story on that handset, the tale's not over quite yet for last year's OnePlus One. Even with the hardware around for as long as it's been, OnePlus isn't finished tweaking things just yet, and co-founder Carl Pei shared word of a recent change on Twitter overnight. The OnePlus One is already protected against unwanted scratches with the help of Gorilla Glass 3, but as Pei notes on ...

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    Three weeks from today, OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 2, the company's second smartphone, and its new flagship to replace last year's inaugural OnePlus One. For weeks now the manufacturer's been teasing various details about the phone's build, confirming a number of hardware components. But beyond talking about the handset itself, OnePlus has also been sharing a little about how it will be sold, including the touchy subject of pricing. A few weeks back, OnePlus confirmed what had been feared, indicating that the OnePlus 2 would sell for more than the OnePlus One; but just how much more? ...

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    One week ago, OnePlus offered the latest in a string of announcements about the upcoming OnePlus 2. But rather than teasing us with the latest hardware component it was revealing, the manufacturer had some bigger news, announcing plans for its launch event. In just over three weeks, on July 27, the company intends to introduce the OnePlus 2 to the world. And it's doing so with some unique showmanship, inviting fans to tune in live to watch the unveiling in full-3D VR. Of course, you'll need some special hardware in order to check that out for yourself, and to that end OnePlus shared plans ...

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    There's been no shortage of official OnePlus 2 info going back the past several weeks now, as the company teases the smartphone's features in anticipation of its end-of-July launch. Piece by piece, OnePlus has slowly been letting us know what to expect from its second-gen handset. And as we look forward to the company divulging the next bit of info about the phone, we've found ourselves turning to some additional sources, like the benchmark data that appeared to reveal three variants of the model. Now we're turning our attention back to a much more official source, though one who's ...

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    The OnePlus 2 is coming this month – that much, the company has not hesitated to let us know ahead of time. But even though we know about some key hardware details already, the majority of the phone's details have yet to be uncovered. Which is why it's so exciting to see leaks when they do happen – and we're learning some new OnePlus 2 info today thanks to a Bluetooth SIG filing as well as a GFXBench benchmark. Let's take a look at what we've got. Bluetooth certification documents tell us that three OnePlus 2 models bear model numbers A2001, A2003, and A2005. The A2001 had been seen ...

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    Inch by inch, the OnePlus 2 is slowly coming into view. For weeks now OnePlus has been teasing us with details about its upcoming new flagship, from its choice of SoC to news about the phone's selling price. Last week we heard about the presence of a reversible USB type-C connector, and later got a firm date for the OnePlus 2's full launch event: July 27. Of course, we've got weeks to go until then, and plenty that's yet to be confirmed about the phone, giving OnePlus ample opportunity to reveal even more specs. Today it shares the latest, confirming plans to give the OnePlus 2 a ...

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    For being the first product coming from a small startup company with a vague history and questionable PR stunts, the One from OnePlus sold like crazy when it was made available last year. In the end, it turned out to be quite a good phone, but even before anyone knew how it performed, there were two main selling points that largely drove the OnePlus One to its viral success: its price and its specs. The market has grown significantly since the One’s release, with phones like the Idol 3 and Zenfone 2 taking over the budget space, but at the time there were very few low-cost phones worth ...

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    Update (06/28 21:50): Well, Michael and friend Chris did a good job. Fish's back. And the high-quality return is as well. Good luck. Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been a busy week chock-full of interesting developments that we're just aching to sift through, chew up, and feed to all of you, momma-bird style, on this week's Pocketnow Weekly. Life used to be so simple. Phones ...

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    OnePlus has slowly been warming us up to the idea of the OnePlus 2, spending the last week now sharing a few key details about the company's upcoming smartphone. We know which SoC it will use, have a general sense of pricing, and most recently we heard to expect reversible USB type C connectivity. This is all great, and we look forward to learning more in the weeks leading up to the phone's launch. But when exactly might that be? Today OnePlus gives us a date to mark on our calendars, announcing plans to formally introduce the OnePlus 2 on Monday, July 27. What the company has in mind for ...

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    The OnePlus 2 is probably still a couple months off, but verified information about the smartphone is already beginning to surface. Last week brought us two important tidbits, first as OnePlus announced the Snapdragon 810 as the handset's SoC of choice, and second as the company revealed that the phone would be seeing a price increase relative to the OnePlus One. When that first bit of SoC news landed, OnePlus mentioned it would reveal additional hardware details in the weeks to come, one at a time. Well, today's the day for the next piece of the puzzle to slide into place, as the ...

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    Yesterday, OnePlus got the ball rolling on official details about the forthcoming OnePlus 2 as it disclosed its choice of the Snapdragon 810 as the SoC that will power the handset. That announcement has served to act as the catalyst to get lots of people talking about the phone, speculating about performance and pricing. OnePlus hasn't been blind to all this, and today it issues a formal “chill out” message, telling its fans to stop listening to all the rumors – and offering a little insight into OnePlus 2 pricing in the process. OnePlus talks about component costs, and how the ...

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    In just a couple more weeks, Q3 2015 will be upon us, and as we've noted before, that's going to mean a period full of some of the highest-profile smartphone launches all year. One of the many handsets we're expecting to see debut is the follow-up to last year's OnePlus One, and though the manufacturer has long confirmed that a OnePlus 2 is in the works, so far it hasn't shared many details about the phone. Today that all starts changing, as the manufacturer shares one of the most important components that will go into making up the OnePlus 2: a Snapdragon 810 SoC. The decision to go with ...

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