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OnePlus has confirmed that it will launch a OnePlus 2 early next year.

Carl and David from OnePlus recently took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session to mark the pre-order availability of the company's excellent (but tough to acquire) first smartphone, the OnePlus One.

Quite a brave move, really, given the flak OnePlus has received for its frustrating invite system.

We're glad they did, though. One of the tastiest questions asked concerned when the OnePlus 2 would be out, and it received an admirably direct answer: "OnePlus 2 should be out in Q2 or Q3 of 2015."

As one cheeky reply put it, that may be before some users get their OnePlus One invitation through.

Speaking of which, another of the questions asked whether the OnePlus One would ever be released properly without any kind of pre-order or reservation system. The answer: "Not in 2014."

The explanation (which they company has offered before) is actually quite understandable. "We understand that our current method may be slowing our growth down, but we'd rather grow slower and in a healthy way than taking too much risk and going out of business. Risk management is extra important in our scenario where we don't have hardware margins."

As that reply suggests, the reason the OnePlus One is so cheap in the first place is that it's being sold with virtually no profit margin.

Elsewhere, the OnePlus guys confirmed that they were looking into the possibility of a smaller device, and decried the merits of OLED displays (too expensive) and wireless charging (too slow) for future devices.

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chaosdefinesorder

September 30, 2014, 8:10 am

excluding wireless charging because it is too slow is like avoiding driving because petrol is flammable.

It's the convenience that is the draw, not the speed of charging! They completely miss the point

Personally, I'll "never settle" for anything without wireless charging now I'm used to it with my Nexus 5 (which, funnily enough, can charge quickly with a cable AS WELL!)

Andrew Camilleri

October 2, 2014, 9:33 am

Looking for a OnePlus One invite, if you have a spare one please send it to evilkukka@gmail.com, thank you! :)

VGu

October 6, 2014, 3:13 am

I have one... email me on rezniktetsuo(@)gmail(.)com for further details... Email ASAP.

AlfredJ

October 6, 2014, 9:04 pm

Can't wait for it. In fact, I couldn't wait to get One's invite, so I bought it from another reseller without an invite. There are international versions of the phone on sale, just check that they have LTE like this one herehttp://estnext.com/store/i...

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