Flagship OnePlus Two To ‘Shake Up’ Android Smartphone Market June 1

We already knew that OnePlus was planning to release a new flagship phone sometime in third quarter of this year, but now we have a date -- June 1. That's the date OnePlus indicated in a Twitter post along with a promise to "shake up the tech industry," which we take to mean the OnePlus Two, the much anticipated successor to the OnePlus One.

"We're always looking for ways to shake up the tech industry. And we think it's time for change. Find out more June 1," OnePlus posted to Twitter.

OnePlus didn't come right out and mention the OnePlus Two, but it's not much of a stretch to assume that's what it's referring to, especially with the accompanying pic that it posted on Twitter. Have a look:


OnePlus will face stiff competition from Samsung with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, and Apple with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. There's also chatter of Apple releasing iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus handsets later this summer, so if the OnePlus Two is to be a success, it will need to find a way to stand out from the crowd.

Adding to the challenge is the recent divorce between OnePlus and Cyanogen. The two were never on the same page when it came to software and logistics, prompting Cyanogen's Steve Kondik to say at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing that the OnePlus One is "probably the last you will see from that partnership unfortunately."

Based on leaked benchmarks and speculation, the OnePlus Two is likely to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. And barring a big surprise, we expect it will the company's recently released OxygenOS, which is based on Android 5.0