First and foremost we are waiting for the OnePlus 2 launch which is going to take place at the company’s virtual reality event on July 27. CEO of OnePlus has indeed promised that the second-gen OnePlus (2) won’t go beyond $450 US Dollars, and also said that it has “Never been about the price,” which is right apart from being completely wrong.
Pete Lua, CEO of OnePlus company was quoted on the company’s official Google+ page, saying the OnePlus 2 would be “under $450,” as well as for the following this statement.
Honestly, it’s never been about the price. We simply make the best smartphones we can, and we go from there.
An image on the company’s official Twitter account also shows Pete Lau, which reads, “I can promise that the OnePlus 2 will be priced under $450 USD.” Actually, this statement and quote would be the latest entry into OnePlus’ teaser campaign for its next-gen smartphone, and this time not revealed about its design or specs, but we get a quote straight from the CEO. Assumes that it will actually start at $449.
Reality is that OnePlus’ international popularity essentially rests on the affordability of its phones. When OnePlus One‘s initial pricing of $299 for the base 16GB model was selected, the smartphone currently retailing at just $249, making the OnePlus 2 has quite a premium when compared to it. Why not? Because its coming integrated with the new version of Android Lollipop based OxygenOS, powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC, dual-camera with dual-LED setup, and yes you guess write, the OnePlus 2 will have a fingerprint scanner which is faster than Apple’s TouchID and a USB Type-C connectivity port.
Now that we have to wait for the launch of OnePlus 2, pricing will be announced at the same event on July 27 with some other power banks on the stage of virtual reality show.