The launch of the OnePlus 2 was already rumored to be in the third quarter of the year as we’ve covered earlier before. But there seems to be more information filtering in that the launch of OnePlus’s second flagship device might be pushed later in the year, maybe even to Q4. This is certainly a big development for OnePlus, if true.
With the OnePlus One being the success story that it was – and even overcoming epic difficulties in the distribution process – we understand that it will be difficult for OnePlus to follow up with a similarly great second device. That may be the underlying reason for this rumored push of the OnePlus 2 launch to sometime in November or December.
OnePlus reportedly is relying on the continuing profit they are raking in from the OnePlus One, saying that the profits could still roll in for another 6 months. Also, Q4 this year might give the OnePlus 2 an advantage of being able to use Qualcomm’s next generation chipset after the Snapdragon 810, which has been plagued early in the year with overheating issues.
But is the push really needed? OnePlus seems to think so. With the launch of flagship devices all around from Samsung, HTC, and later this month from LG, we doubt that the OnePlus One will stay relevant for long. And with respect to the Snapdragon 810’s purported overheating issues, we still find that chipset in the HTC One M9, the LG G Flex 2, and rumored to be in the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 and LG G4. In OnePlus’s defense though, the OnePlus 2 having a better chipset and priced cheaper than most flagships is bound to throw off the competition a fair bit. What do you think?
VIA: Talk Android