OnePlus 2 to get special virtual reality launch event

Thomas Wellburn
June 26, 2015

OnePlus has today announced that they reveal the upcoming OnePlus in July during the worlds first ever Virtual Reality launch event.

Its taken a while but OnePlus has finally revealed the launch date of its upcoming flagship smartphone. You’ll be able to see the device on 7PM PT July 27th which means we only have one more month to wait.

Reality remade

The Chinese company plans to launch the device in the first ever Virtual Reality live-stream, letting viewers “stand right next to our team and our fans as we unveil our new flagship”. To achieve this, OnePlus has come up with its own VR cardboard headset especially for the event. It should be able to accommodate any devices up to 6 inches in size.

In the past few days we’ve learnt of some lucrative specifications that will feature in the device, such as the reversible USB-C connector. The OnePlus 2 will be the first smartphone device that carries the new connection standard, beating the likes of Apple and Google to the market. We also know that it will feature the CyanogenMod UI, which is a heavily modified version of the Android OS.

Fire breathing snapdragon

The new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor is expected to make an appearance alongside 3GB RAM, making this device a speedy performer in benchmarks. Although the chip has been plagued with overheating issues, co-founder of OnePlus Carl Pei has stressed, “Although there have been reports that the 810 runs warmer than its predecessors, we assure you that we have taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this from occurring in the 2. We worked very closely with Qualcomm’s engineers to integrate an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) into the OnePlus 2, and fine-tuned both hardware and software”.

That should hopefully re-assure people. We’re really looking forward to this device as the last OnePlus was incredibly cheap and very powerful. At a rumoured cost of only £265, it’s sure to be a big hit.

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