Prep for the OnePlus 2 by joining the reservation list and downloading the launch app

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With the news that the OnePlus 2 will support T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE and that VoLTE support is expected to be added post-launch, OnePlus’s next flagship may be appealing to some of you. If that’s the case, you can now get in line to eventually receive an invite to buy the phone.

The OnePlus 2’s reservation list has been opened, allowing you to enter your email address and eventually get an invitation to buy OnePlus’s next phone. The exact number of people already on the list isn’t known, but OnePlus says that there are “many” names there, so you may want to sign up now if you haven’t already. Go ahead. I’ll be here when you finish.

Ok then! While it’s unclear exactly when you might get an invitation to buy the OnePlus 2, one thing that we do know is how you can take part in the launch. The official OnePlus 2 Launch app is now available for download from Google Play, allowing you to watch the event unfold from the comfort of your Android device.

If you’ve got a Cardboard-friendly virtual reality headset, you can experience the full VR event that OnePlus has been hyping so heavily lately. You can still check out the event if you don’t have a headset, though, and OnePlus says that the event be still be “interactive and amazing.”

Finally, if that wasn’t enough OnePlus 2 action for you, you can check out a YouTube video that allegedly shows the phone undergoing an AnTuTu test. The device ends up with a score of 49221, but it’d probably be wise to wait until the OnePlus 2’s full public launch before making any judgments about its performance.

As a quick refresher, the OnePlus 2 will have a spec list that includes a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3300mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a fingerprint reader. It’ll also have a USB Type-C connector, which is reversible and ought to eliminate that annoying feeling you get when you try to plug a microUSB plug in one way and are met with resistance. The whole OnePlus 2 package is expected to start a price that’s less than $450 unlocked.

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  • SMSGuru

    Unless this gets officially sold by T-Mobile, I doubt this device will ever get VoLTE support, or WiFi calling for that matter. I hope I’m wrong, but is VoLTE that easy to add by some software update? If so, I wonder why it just doesn’t have it out the box.

    • Mark

      Android M will have WifFi Calling built in.

      • Joe

        Not quite built in but the api is open source now so that all manufacturers integrated it in to there software.

  • steveb944

    Wow, this was the message when trying to sign up, talk about demand:

    Subscribe failed. The activity is so hot, try later.

  • Logan S

    Shooting themselves in the foot again with the invite system. Not. Going. To. Bother.

  • My N5 is starting to show signs of fatigue (GPS loses the lock frequently, backlight failing for a few seconds), so it seems that I’ll be in the market for a replacement soon. I missed the bargain offer for the Alcatel Idol 3, but the upcoming offerings from OnePlus and Motorola seem interesting too.

    Whatever it is, my next phone must support band 12. However, I’m mulling about when TMUS will light up its recent AWS3 acquisitions. Curiously enough, band 10 includes band 4 and AWS3 G-I, leaving out J. There’s a planned band separate from band 4 that includes AWS3 G-J, but I have no clue which one is going to be official. I wonder when phones will start supporting the AWS3 band too.

    • JLV90

      I’m assuming the next Nexus 5 LG is making would have band 12 you just gotta make your phone last a few more months.

      The new spectrum won’t be for a few years and if you want to update every 2-3 years you should be fine for a while.

      • kevev

        A new battery fixed gps & other issues on one of my N5s. Try that and hang in there.

    • gmo8492

      I was at some random android forums and out of the blue someone posted leaked benchmarks of the new Nexus 5 with the SD 820. It benchmarked at 85,000 on antutu, so I would wait and see what comes out later this year.

  • I’m number 30000 on this list, so I’m hoping to get one of the first 100000 batch!

    • Steve R.

      How did you get a number?

      • JLV90

        it says after you submit

        • Apan

          I just submited 10 mins ago…no number

        • Steve R.

          I didn’t receive any number either

      • When you sign up, they give it to you!

    • orlando duran

      Funny, I along with thousands of others applied for a invite. No number ! BS flag has been raised. The one plus one was a flop. Hopefully this phone won’t be as more choices are always great for the consumer.

    • orlando duran

      Do u not know how to do math? If they ship the first 100,000 and you are # 30,000, then obviously you would get one.

      • Do you not know how to be respectful? Rude

  • shamatuu

    not worth it people and people are falling for the trap.

    • J.J.

      just a honest question..what is the trap exactly? the one performed close to and superseded flagships in some areas for half the price. if this new phone performs as suggested and is under $450 it would be appear to be deal. i own a note 4 purchased on launch day for too much money, and a one plus i got later. does it have all the features/polish of my note… obviously not. but does the feature gap constitute an extra $350?… to many, no.

      • Acdc1a

        Frankly $450 is still too much for what *most* users really want/need. My onetouch Idol 3 has gotten the attention of many flagship users. They are amazed when they use it because the screen and sound are spectacular. So where’s the lag is the next question…

        Considering my horrifying experience with the S5, I can’t imagine ever buying a flagship again.

        • I second this. So far I am pleased as punch with my Idol 3.

          What’s to be determined still is its durability.

        • Acdc1a

          It’s not very durable physically. My friend who I convinced to get one had a small drop with a small crack that rendered the screen useless. Use a case!

          The software and updates are a big question mark for me.

        • orlando duran

          Alcatel is a Damn joke , give a me a freaking break. TouchWiz is fine ,has been since s4. These cheap Chinese knockoffs are cheap for a reason

        • Acdc1a

          You have no idea what you are talking about.

        • orlando duran

          Acdc1a, lol actually I do. I owned the one plus one, it was cheap Chinese crap. Alcatel trys to make a good product, but amoled screens smoke anything that alcatel or one plus can make. You would be surprised what cheap knockoffs are sold. The big boys don’t give 2 $hits about these jokesters. Would benefit the consumer if they brought a good product to market, but they dont. As Mr wonderful says from shark tank ” your dead to me, you will get crushed like the cockroach you are”

        • Goat

          I love my OPO. It’s awesome.

        • J.J.

          I do agree that the sub $350 just got very interesting with the idol and zenfone 2 leading the pack. With phones that good it would be more difficult to justify a one plus,

        • J.J.

          How about $389 lol

        • Acdc1a

          Still would buy a Moto X for that kind of cash.

        • J.J.

          ok ok lol, replaced the wifes 16gb nexus 5 with a 64gb moto x 2014 earlier this year cause she filled it with nonsense. it runs great, no complaints from me or her.

  • Qualcomm

    I personally prefer exynos over snapdragon 810 all day.

    • Ascertion

      I think at this point, people prefer anything over the 810. :)

  • Frankwhitess

    Hey Alex Wagner!! Welcome back! Last time I read a post from you, you was a free man… Welcome to the Marriage life… :)

  • Bryck

    Does it have an SD card slot?

    • Ascertion

      I very much doubt it, but we’ll find out this week at the unveiling.

  • lynyrd65

    I guess the new Tmonews doesn’t care about John’s uncarrier Amped announcements.

    Oneplus is a horrible wreched piece of crap company that isn’t even affiliated with T-Mobile and they get a story.

    This gets missed

    John Legere ‏@JohnLegere Jul 24

    I know what we’re doing for our next #UncarrierAmped move… do you? ;) #uncarrier

    https://twitter.com/JohnLegere/status/624653359019085824

  • Deihmos

    Meh. I could never consider this.

  • Alex C. Klie

    for those who need a link to the list here you have just in case https://oneplus.net/invites?kolid=6G785

  • CalicoKJ

    You are in position
    291,588 / 291,596
    Yeah…not holding my breath. :)