OnePlus 2 with next-gen USB connector

OnePlus has revealed that its upcoming flagship smartphone OnePlus 2 will sport a reversible, USB Type-C connector.

Making the announcement on its Google+ page and Twitter, the company spokesperson posted, “Our second spec revealed: The OnePlus2 will be the first flagship smartphone to use the latest Type C USB. We want to lead the way in power connectivity.”

The highlight of the USB Type-C cable is that it’s reversible so you don’t need to check which side of the connector is up while inserting it. The Type-C port on the OnePlus 2 could allow file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and allow the smartphone to charge faster.

At the moment, Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook is one of the few devices to feature the USB Type-C port. Chinese device maker LeTV had also launched phones with USB Type-C but the devoces are available only in China.

OnePlus had recently confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor version 2.1.

“Although there have been reports that the 810 runs warmer than its predecessors, we assure you that we have taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this from occurring in the 2. We worked very closely with Qualcomm’s engineers to integrate an improved version of the chipset (v2.1) in the OnePlus 2, and fine-tuned both hardware and software. The 2 will be “cooler than ever,” it said in a blog post addressing heating concerns around the processor.

It’s likely that the OnePlus 2 will be introduced in July although the company has given a Q3 timeline.

 

Source : Timesofindia.indiatimes.com