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OnePlus 2 Confirmed to Launch in 2015

by Jacob Kleinman | September 29, 2014September 29, 2014 3:00 pm PST

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You still can’t buy the OnePlus One without securing an invitation first, but it looks like the company is already gearing up to launch a new phone sometime next year. The Chinese-phone maker confirmed the news during a Reddit AMA interview on Monday, promising that the OnePlus 2 will launch in either Q2 or Q3 of 2015 running a modified version of Android L.

OnePlus doesn’t offer any other details on what the device will offer, but the company did reveal that it’s considering a smaller device compared the 5.5-inch phone it released earlier this year. We’d love to see the company bring its software and hardware to a smaller screen. While most of us at TechnoBuffalo don’t mind handling a massive phablet it’s definitely still a turnoff for some people.

The company also fielded a few other interesting questions, offering a taste of what it has planned for the more immediate future. OnePlus says it hopes to bring voice activation to its flagship phone in the near future with a software update. Regarding the OnePlus 2, the company hinted that it’s considering adding a microSD slot, but also said it’s not interested in wireless charging at the moment.

Looking even further forward, the company admitted to testing ideas for a number of product categories beyond smartphones, hinting at the possibility of a OnePlus wearable device or tablet. The firm also said it’s not too impressed by any smartwatch currently on the market, so maybe we’ll see a OnePlus Watch launch next year as well.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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