Smart Phones has been a two horse race over the past few years, with iPhones setting the style and Android devices the choice of the masses, while Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows Phones relegated to communications also-rans. Is there a new player who will disrupt the game? One Plus say they are up to the challenge to combine the best of what Apple and Google provides.
OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.The company’s main goal was to design a smartphone that would balance high-end quality with a lower price than other phones in its class, believing that users would “never settle” for the lower-quality devices produced by other companies.
The company has just released its One Plus 2, which promises iPhone-type quality at half the price. Priced at only $389 US, it comes without a contract for the 64GB version. The 2015 model includes a new aluminum and magnesium frame with customizable backs, an improved 5.5-inch full HD display that One Plus feels will allow better viewing in direct sunlight, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB of RAM for swift performance and a generous 3300mAh battery.
The GSM device uses a SIM card, so it can run on AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks in the U.S. Each phone is sold “unlocked” so users may freely switch between the networks or easily convert the phone for usage outside the U.S. Thr One Plus 2 will not work with Verizon or Sprint, as is the case with other CDMA unlocked phones.
Will One Plus disrupt the big two? Let us know if you see one, then we can tell you.