First look at the OnePlus 2 shows a safe design approach

Don't just this book by its cover though: The upcoming OnePlus 2 has some high-end internal upgrades that won't likely break the bank.
Written by Kevin Tofel, Contributor

At a time when leather backs and curved glass screens are becoming the norm, OnePlus appears to be playing it safe in the design of its next Android handset.

Images of the OnePlus 2 appeared on a Chinese regulatory site, showing that the upcoming phone looks very similar to the prior model.

Engadget noticed the pictures Wednesday on China's Tenaa site; Tenaa is that country's equivalent of the U.S. FCC, testing devices for wireless regulatory compliance.


The back of the handset shows one change from the OnePlus One that debuted last year as an unlocked $300 phone: The camera sensor has moved down from the top edge.

The newer handset retains the dual-LED flash found on the One but there may be sensor addition for laser focusing. The phone's front gains a dedicated fingerprint sensor where you'd typically see a device home button.

Inside, the phone will see the bigger upgrades. This year's model is expected to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, have 4 GB of memory, dual-SIM card support, a 13 megapixel camera sensor and a large 3300 mAh battery.

Don't expect to see last year's $300 sticker price as a result.

However, the phone will still be much less expensive than comparable Android flagship phones. Earlier this month, OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, promised a price of under $450 for the OnePlus 2.

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