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OnePlus launches OnePlus 2 with 5.5 HD display priced $329

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The Popular handset maker OnePlus has Finally announced its 2nd flagship handset – the OnePlus 2.

Follow up from the oneplus one, the oneplus 2 has offers a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, dual-SIM support, wide-angle f/2.0 aperture 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and 64-bit 1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage too.

Like other manufacturer’s footsteps – Apple and Samsung – the OnePlus 2 now has a fingerprint scanner, allowing you to quickly wake and unlock the device. The company has said it’s faster than Touch ID, It houses a USB Type-C charging port.

The Starting price of OnePlus 2 is just $329. However, with a competitive marketplace for smartphones, it takes more than pairing specs with value to attract buyers in huge numbers.

The OnePlus 2’s impressive internals are housed in an aluminium-magnesium alloy frame with stainless steel accents. There are a range of rear covers for the phone too, including bamboo (actual bamboo, not ‘bamboo effect’), ‘Black Apricot (not an actual apricot), rosewood and Kevlar.

The OnePlus 2 is also the company’s first handset to ship with its own Oxygen OS, based on Android 5.1.

The company says the platform is “a refreshing take on the pure Android experience” and allows for “subtle” personalization of the device, like allowing you to switch between using hardware or capacative on-screen buttons.

Want to buy a first time around, you’re going to need an invite to buy a OnePlus 2.

In the US and Europe, sales will start (provided you have that invite) on August 11 with the 64GB priced at $389. The slightly lower specced model with 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM will be available “later” priced at $329, OnePlus says.

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