OnePlus sure does know how to hype a product; just look no further than the recently unveiled OnePlus 2. After stringing us along for months, dropping little nuggets of information on the smartphone (including a curveball on pricing to set our expectations low), the final product definitely knocked our socks off.
And according to this latest tweet from OnePlus, we weren’t the only ones that were impressed with the smartphone — it has recorded over two million pre-orders for the smartphone a week after its official unveil, which is a lofty number for a company of this size.
While two million units is a drop in the bucket for a company like Apple or Samsung, hitting this mark is a huge accomplishment for OnePlus. In fact, the company is forecasting sales of between three to five million smartphones by the end of 2015.
Leading the charge is the OnePlus 2, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64B of storage space, a fingerprint sensor, 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 5MP front camera, and a plethora of backplate options including Kevlar and wood.
Pricing for the OnePlus starts at $329 for a device with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Shelling out $389 will net you 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
As we found out earlier this week, the OnePlus 2 will be joined by OnePlus’ third smartphone model later this year, hopefully in time for Christmas. “When I saw the prototype for that phone I was like 'holy s--- that's going to be my daily driver’,” said OnePlus CEO Carl Pei. “But then when the OnePlus 2 production version came out it's also super nice, so its really hard to decide now what to use.”