The first proper images of the OnePlus 2 have hit the internet through China’s TENAA regulatory body.
We’ve heard plenty about when the OnePlus 2 will do from the Chinese manufacturer itself. However, we’ve only seen rough sketches and dubious renders of what the device will actually look like.
Until now, that is. China’s TENAA electronics certification agency is often the source of smartphone leaks, and so it has proved with the OnePlus 2.
As you can see from the images (which come via Engadget), the OnePlus 2 remains surprisingly true to the OnePlus One design – at least in this grey ‘sandpaper’ iteration. You can see the metal rim that has been heavily rumoured, but otherwise it hasa familiar ring to it.
There’s a familiar element surrounding the camera array, though the camera itself (which looks set to be a 13-megapixel example) is situated far lower than on the OnePlus One.
Also notable is the lack of a second lens, which had been rumoured in some quarters. Instead we appear to have an additional sensor, which could be an LG G4-like laser autofocus system.
We also get a glimpse at the fingerprint sensor that OnePlus itself has confirmed. It’s situated under the display, as with the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
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OnePlus has already confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will run on a revised model of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 CPU, so it should be a strong performer provided the company really has overcome those overheating issues.
The OnePlus 2 will be officially unveiled on July 27, which is this coming Monday, at a special VR-enabled event.
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