OnePlus unveiled its long-anticipated OnePlus 2 smartphone, maintaining its competitive pricing with the high-spec device – the 16GB version costs $329.
A 64GB sibling will also be available priced at $389.
While the company is billing the device as the “2016 Flagship Killer”, its specifications are more on a par with existing devices from tier-one vendors.
It has a 5.5-inch full-HD screen, 13MP main camera with six lenses to “avoid colour distortion and colour aberration”, and 5MP front-facing camera.
Also on the spec list are dual nano-SIM slots and a fingerprint sensor. It also adopts a USB Type-C charging and data port.
One notable omission is NFC, with the company reportedly stating that “we heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren’t using NFC”. Other features supported by some high-end devices that have not made the cut include wireless charging and microSD expansion slot.
As with its previous device, the company is launching OnePlus 2 through an invitation process. Customers can get invitations from friends who have already purchased a device or by participating in contests and promotions.
The company said that this process will be in place “for the foreseeable future”.
The device is available in sandstone black, with a ‘StyleSwap’ removable backplate enabling owners to modify their smartphones. The company said it has an outer frame “crafted from a resilient alloy of aluminium and magnesium”, with stainless steel accents.