News & Reviews: OnePlus 2 Malaysia
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016
The next OnePlus device, the OnePlus 3, should be announced sometime soon - and according to scores from GFXBench and Geekbench the upcoming OnePlus 3 will be sporting 6GB of RAM, putting it slightly above the current crop of flagship smartphones.
Some of the new tech specs and features for the upcoming model includes the use of the Snapdragon 820. Depending on models it could come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, possible storage of up to 64GB, an 8 megapixel front camera and rear 16 megapixel camera, and a 5.5 inch display panel.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015
The OnePlus 2 is now officially available in Malaysia exclusively via Maxis. This means if you managed to get an invite (apparently you can still get an invite), now is the time to go and validate it on the Maxis site. The OnePlus 2 offers a larger profile with a 5.5-inch FHD display and tech specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and a fingerprint sensor. Pricing turns out to be RM1687 without Maxis Zerolution but with it you can get it from RM999 via a MaxisOne plan. The Maxis Zerolution program allows you to get the OnePlus 2 at RM104 a month. There is no upfront payment and the OnePlus 2 smartphone available at Maxis remains the version with 64GB worth of storage and has a Sandstone Black backplate.
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015
The OnePlus 2 will officially be available in Malaysia exclusively via Maxis on 22 September 2015 and even then, only for those who have managed to secure an invite. This means if you didn't get one in August then today is probably your last day to do so. The OnePlus 2 goes a size higher than the OnePlus One with a 5.5-inch FHD display and tech specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and a fingerprint sensor. Pricing has been revealed to be RM1687 via the Maxis Zerolution program at RM104 a month. While there is no upfront payment you will have to sign up for a MaxisOne Plan from RM98 a month. The OnePlus 2 smartphone available at Maxis is the version with 64GB worth of storage and has a Sandstone Black backplate so if this still interests you, do check out the Maxis site while you still can.
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2015
Like the OnePlus One before it, Maxis is now offering invites for those Malaysians who want the OnePlus 2. Tech specs and features for the OnePlus 2 include a graphite-cooled Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, USB Type-C port, fingerprint sensor and much more. As usual of the previous Maxis-OnePlus deal, this Maxis-OnePlus 2 deal appears to be both exclusive and limited, so if you want to get the OnePlus 2 with a Maxis plan then head on over to the Maxis OnePlus 2 site soon.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015
With the OnePlus 2 expected to be revealed in a matter of hours, leaked images of the smartphone have appeared. While it isn't the most innovative design we've seen, it does bring a number of new features to the OnePlus One. This includes a full metal frame, dual-led flash and what appears to be rear camera controls. The removable sandstone backplate remains though so it should satisfy most OnePlus purists but there are still no details about specific tech specs and pricing. Previous reports had the OnePlus 2 priced below $450 (which would make it flagship level priced already) and coming with 4GB RAM, a fingerprint sensor and graphite-cooled Snapdragon 810 processor. The leaker who showed these new pics actually had a few comments on the new OnePlus 2 which you can see in this article.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2015
Another day another OnePlus 2 teaser, this time around OnePlus have confirmed that their upcoming smartphone will have 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. It joins a number of other 4GB RAM smartphones like the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML and the Lenovo K90 but sets itself apart by using the faster DDR4 RAM, a tech spec which only a few smartphones offer. Other confirmed features for the OnePlus 2 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, fingerprint scanner and be priced "under 450 USD" (RM1717). It will also have a full metal frame and USB Type C port. No Malaysia release dates but the OnePlus 2 is expected to be announced officially on 27 July 2015.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
OnePlus continues to drop the OnePlus 2 teasers as it heads towards the 27 July 2015 unveil date. Previously we reported on its Snapdragon 810 processor and fingerprint scanner but now a tweet from Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus reveals that the OnePlus 2 will be priced "under 450 USD". While this could mean the OnePlus 2 gets priced at $499.99 (RM1717) it is a significant step up in pricing from the original OnePlus One which started from $299 (RM1141). This could be caused by other OnePlus 2 features like a full metal frame and USB Type C port but if it does reach $449.99 it isn't a "flagship killer" anymore as it essentially becomes a flagship smartphone itself. The recent Huawei P8 flagship smartphone was priced at RM1799 and other similar flagship level smartphones are also being priced around this point as well.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015
The next iteration of the OnePlus "flagship killer" the OnePlus 2 has been confirmed to come with a fingerprint sensor. Coming courtesy of OnePlus themselves, this bit of information follows their incremental approach at revealing bit by agonizing bit about their upcoming smartphone. So far, OnePlus have also confirmed that it will be using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that won't overheat. Other details and tech specs were not available but the new fingerprint sensor will apparently be quick (which means it will likely be a one-touch type) and can store up to five fingerprints. No Malaysia release dates yet but many are expecting the OnePlus 2 on 27 July 2015.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
Kicking off their usual viral marketing for the next OnePlus device, the company that made the OnePlus One has confirmed that the OnePlus 2 smartphone will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. While it may have a bad reputation for overheating, the octa-core processor does offer impressive performance and features such as UHD 4K video streaming. In addition, the OnePlus team have revealed that they may have solved the overheating issue. Rather than concentrate the processor on one spot, the various cores will be spread out over the phone's board and layered with thermal gel and graphite to ensure better heat dissipation even with hours of use. The OnePlus OxygenOS will also be tweaked and optimized to work better with the Snapdragon 810. Still no news on Malaysia release dates or pricing but we expect these details to come soon as the OnePlus 2 is expected to arrive within 2015.