The OnePlus 2 will be announced on July 27… in VR

The OnePlus 2 will be announced on July 27… in VR

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will launch its next phone, the OnePlus 2, on July 27.

The company previously shared that its upcoming device will have a USB-C port, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 version 2.1 chipset under the hood and it will run OnePlus’ own version of Android, OxygenOS.

It also announced today that it will launch the OnePlus 2 with a VR experience that fans will be able to check out using their phones with a cardboard viewer.


OnePlus says it’s developed a refined cardboard headset that’s durable and resistant to dust and oils; you can get your own by paying only for shipping once it becomes available.

As with the OnePlus One in its early days, you’ll need an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2.

The company recently made the One publicly available at just $299 for the high-end 64GB version and is present in many more markets now than at launch — so it’ll be interesting to see how its next device handles the competition when it’s unveiled.

OnePlus 2: The World’s First Product Launch in VR [OnePlus Forums]

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