When OnePlus first launched its flagship smart phone One last year, it received fairly positive comments from overseas blogs. With its tagline ‘Never Settle’, the phone maker was credited for pushing the boundary of low-cost phone with its premium features. Chinese upstart smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has officially just launched OnePlus 2, which – so far – looks like a significant step up from its predecessor.

The appetite for affordable smartphones with high-end specifications is rising quickly. With the aim of being a global phone maker, OnePlus ships phones and supports service providers worldwide. Earlier this year, the company doubled its overseas markets to 35 countries, adding 16 from Europe. The new OnePlus 2 introduces dual SIM capabilities that allow users to connect to two networks simultaneously. 

From a specs perspective, the phone features a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with a 3,300 man battery. It features 4G LTE and an octacore CPU which should power through demanding apps, games, and HD video.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com