The OnePlus 2 appears to be going on sale in Malaysia very soon. The folks at Lowyat had spotted some social chatter indicating that the invite codes are being distributed on a first come first serve. A couple of weeks back, Maxis had started its registration of interest for the OnePlus 2 and it will be sold through an invite system like the rest of the world.
Now MDroid has come across a brochure, which indicates the OnePlus 2 retail price tag of RM1,687 (likely without GST).
If you include GST, that comes up to RM1,788 outright and we are not sure if this is the 16GB or 64GB storage version. As comparison, the US pricing for the OnePlus 2 stands at US$329 (about RM1,418) for 16GB and US$389 (about RM1,676) for the 64GB version., so it is more likely we are getting the higher option. The current OnePlus One with 64GB is priced officially at RM1,199 (excluding GST).
For a more affordable way of owning the device, Maxis is also offering the OnePlus 2 on its Zerolution program from RM58/month. This comes up to RM1,392 across 24 months if you don’t plan to upgrade mid-way. For those plan to switch phones after a year, you can opt for its RM30/month early upgrade feature and top up another RM15/month for its Device Protection program. The Zerolution feature however is only applicable if you sign up with the new MaxisONE plan that starts from RM98/month.
To recap on the specs, the OnePlus 2 offers a 5.5″ Full HD display and it is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB of RAM. You get either a 16GB or 64GB storage option that isn’t expandable. For taking pictures, it gets a 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, Laser AutoFocus and Dual-tone LED flash light. Powering the device is a larger 3,300mAh capacity battery which is non-removable. Some of the new features for the OnePlus 2 includes a USB Type C connector, one-touch fingerprint scanner at the front and a new notification alert slider on the left side of the device. Since this is an international unit, it will come with OxygenOS that offers a stock Android like experience based on Android 5.1. This time, the OnePlus 2 supports dual-SIM cards in nanoSIM size with 4G LTE connectivity support.
Assuming this is the 64GB model, will you get this over other flagships available today?