OnePlus has confirmed their next smartphone, the OnePlus 2, will have a massive 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, helping it take on other Android device manufacturers’ flagship devices.
The Chinese company also confirmed that the price of its next phone will be reasonable at less than $450 when it comes out later this month. However that’s $100 more than the original 64 GB OnePlus One, which was $350 when it launched last April.
OnePlus 2 boasts 4GB of RAM
4GB of RAM sounds great, but few people will realise that more RAM comes at the expense of battery life, as the phone has to power all that RAM. That’s one of the reasons why phone companies have tried to keep the amount of RAM installed as low as possible, besides the price of manufacture.
However, OnePlus says that the new choice of RAM has benefits such as lower power consumption and twice the performance of LPDDR3 RAM. It’s also a whole GB more than the Galaxy S6…
The company has previously revealed other details about the new smartphone, such as a fingerprint reader, a USB Type C port and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
In a Google+ post, the company’s CEO Peter Lau said the device will indeed cost less than $450. He added that “it’s never been about the price. We simply make the best smartphones we can, and we go from there”.
Will the sub-$450 price be low enough to give OnePlus an advantage over the competition? As a comparison, an unlocked 32 GB Galaxy S6 sells for around $680 on AT&T in the US and $600 on Verizon. The HTC One M9 was $649 when it went on sale in the US at the end of March.