The success of startup company OnePlus’s first ever smartphone, the OnePlus One, gave the company sufficient amounts of momentum in order to start the necessary plans to release the device that will be going to replace OnePlus One, the OnePlus Two. The device is expected to launch between Q2 and Q3 of 2015. The starting price of the OnePlus One smartphone is at $299 (for the 16 GB model and $349 for the 64 GB model) and in terms of technical specifications, its competitive price tag is a feature that no smartphone vendor has been able to capitalize yet.
The company made the announcement during an interview that was conducted on Monday through Reddit AMA. The OnePlus Two is expected to be running an altered version of Google’s upcoming Android L operating system (the OS will most likely be developed by a 3rd party software developer). While the company has not made any statements as to what the upcoming device’s specifications are going to be, OnePlus did reveal that it was showing a profound level of interest of creating a device that will possess a screen size smaller than the one currently present on the OnePlus One.
Furthermore, thanks to the modified Android L operating system, OnePlus also stated that it will be incorporating other features to the device, mentioning that the OnePlus Two will possess a voice activation function coupled with a software update. The company’s interest was also present in creating a device that will provide expandable storage to consumers in the form of a microSD slot. By reducing the overall internal memory of the device, the company would be able to save several costs while making the device, not to mention lowering the overall price tag of the device and providing a flexible feature to consumers.