OnePlus 2 leak reveals a more angular design, hints at laser autofocus

A Chinese regulator spoiled the one-tease-at-a-time method OnePlus was using to lead up to the phone's July 27 launch.

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So much for that plan to slowly tease us about the OnePlus 2 until its launch date on July 27. A Chinese regular leaked several images that give us a clear look at the next device from OnePlus.

The design is pretty consistent to the original OnePlus One, though it looks more angular and flatter, with a few drops of Nexus 5-style curvature. You can spot what is probably the previously-teased fingerprint reader, which looks just like a Galaxy home button.

On the textured back you’ll also notice a spot for what could be a laser autofocus next to the camera lens.

The design is sort of unappealing in the leaked photos, particularly if you were hoping for a more aggressive redesign from OnePlus. But you can’t quite get the same perspective as if you saw these in person, but at least this leak gives us a little more to go on in terms of what the phone could look like. 

Courtesy of the previous announcements, we already know the phone will have a Snapdragon 810 chip, 4GB of RAM, and use the USB Type-C connector. As for price, CEO Pete Lau says it will be under $450.

Why this matters: We already know that OnePlus is going to show off its next phone thanks to a virtual reality extravaganza on July 27. However, the company had been leaking out details a little at a time up until then. So we’ll have to see if this will continue or whether OnePlus will just hold everything in until we strap on our headsets for the unveiling. 

This story, "OnePlus 2 leak reveals a more angular design, hints at laser autofocus" was originally published by Greenbot.

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