It’s still tricky to get your hands on a OnePlus One – and for the next few weeks, at least, it will continue to be, until no-invite pre-orders open in late October – but OnePlus is already looking on to what’s next for itself, talking about plans for a OnePlus Two. We heard the company make reference to its next smartphone a little earlier this month, as it recounted the lessons it learned from its failed efforts with interchangeable StyleSwap covers for the One. Now, in a new Reddit AMA, a couple OnePlus employees have been sharing a few details about what the company has in mind for its follow-up.
First up, a target window for the OP2’s release: sometime in the second or third quarter of next year. That’s not hugely specific, but at least it gives us a general timeframe.
Maybe more interesting than that is what we hear about the phone’s design. OnePlus has apparently been getting a lot of user feedback that people are interested in smaller smartphones than the phablet-sized 5.5-inch OnePlus, and that it’s taking those requests into consideration. There’s still no firm commitment to delivering a more petite handset, but that it’s even being discussed as a real possibility is good news to our ears.
As for what’s not on the menu, it doesn’t sound like OnePlus is too enamored with the idea of wireless charging, so you might not want to bet on the OP2 arriving with that feature. We also hear a little about sales plans, and while invites could be returning, OnePlus seems to want to transition those to pre-orders (as it’s doing with the One) as quickly as possible.