Smartphone startup OnePlus has announced the launch date of the OnePlus 2, with the unveiling set for July 27, a month from today. Even better, the company will stream a 360-degree video feed of the launch event so that anyone with an Internet connection and a VR headset (Google Cardboard, anyone?) can watch the debut of its second-gen flaghship in full next-gen splendor.
As previously reported, the phone will sport an improved version of the Snapdragon 810 chipset — Qualcomm’s latest and fastest yet — and will make use of a USB Type-C port. Yes, it’s the same reversible connector found in the latest 12-inch MacBook. That said, don’t expect the OnePlus 2 to be as affordable as its predecessor.
However, you’ll still need an invite to purchase OnePlus’ next phone, which is unfortunate.
Oh, and another thing: You’ll need an invite to purchase OnePlus’ next phone, which is unfortunate. For the uninitiated, getting an invite often requires months of waiting and jumping through hoops in the OnePlus forum.
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YouTube video of OnePlus’ USB Type-C cable charging a 12-inch MacBook