Unquestionably, one of the most anticipated device launches of 2015 happens today. At 10:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM PDT) the all new OnePlus 2 from OnePlus will be launched in a virtual reality event that will be streamed from Hong Kong. The good news is even if you did not get your hands on the seemingly rare OnePlus VR cardboard glasses, you can still watch the event on your current Android phone with the OnePlus 2 Launch app in the Play Store.
Product launches tend to be the same. An auditorium, a keynote, and a seated audience. For the OnePlus 2 launch, we didn’t want a barrier between us and our community; we want to invite you into our world, because you’re a major part of it. That is why we will be unveiling the OnePlus 2 in a VR experience. Starting July 27 at 7:00pm PST, everyone around the world can stream our launch
Clearly OnePlus is wanting anyone and everyone to watch the event and considering it and the app are free, why not?
As you would expect at this point, the OnePlus 2 Launch app doesn’t really do much. It shows a banner stating when you can expect to see the live stream of the launch happen in your local timezone. For me, that is 8:00PM MDT tonight.
There is a lot we already know about the OnePlus 2: It will have the Snapdragon 810 processor, have 4GB of RAM, have a fingerprint scanner for security and have the new USB-C connector. You can read about everything we know so far about the OnePlus 2 in this post here on the site.
I have been quite clear in my support of OnePlus and I have stated many times, including in my review, that it is perhaps the single best smartphone I’ve ever used in my 15 plus years of reviewing mobile tech. That said, there is a lot riding on the OnePlus 2 for the company and it has to be a success for them to keep their momentum going.
Will it be? Time will tell of course but if the OnePlus One is any indicator, it should be another Flagship Killer year for the Chinese startup.