Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus, which recently stated that it sold nearly 1 million units of its flagship smartphone last year, has reportedly delayed the launch of the OnePlus 2 handset, which would be the successor to its popular device.
OnePlus 2 was expected to be launched between Q2 and Q3 2015, as hinted by the company's global director Carl Pei.
Now, it seems that the OnePlus 2 has been plagued by multiple manufacturing hurdles, which potentially indicate a delay in the launch for the smartphone.
According to a Forbes report, that quotes a trusted source, OnePlus 2 will only be launched in Q3 of 2015.
Also, the Forbes report confirms that the OnePlus 2 will feature the Qulacomm Snapdragon 810 processor, an aspect which is in line with an earlier report that hinted at the existence of a 64-bit processor in the device.
For starters, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor provides 64-bit computing on 8 CPU cores and includes 4K Ultra HD video streaming and online 3D gaming capabilities among others.
However, the technical specifications of the next-gen OnePlus One are yet to be made official.
Nonetheless, as per speculation, OnePlus 2 will arrive with the following key hardware aspects out of the box:
- 5.5in display; having resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating platform out of the box
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- 4GB RAM onboard
- 16 MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera
- 4GLTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 3300 mAh battery
Also, OnePlus 2 is rumoured to support dual SIM-card and will have a provisions for inserting a MicroSD card.
The above technical aspects, once official will provide enhanced functionality to users, thus making the new OnePlus 2 fall in the value for money category.
As of now, the price tag of OnePlus 2 is yet to be released officially, but a Chinese e-tailer has listed the device for £346 ($538.19).