Launch of OnePlus 2 delayed to Sept 25

The release date for the Chinese OnePlus 2 in Singapore has been pushed back from Sept 14 to Sept 25.
The release date for the Chinese OnePlus 2 in Singapore has been pushed back from Sept 14 to Sept 25. PHOTO: ONEPLUS

SINGAPORE - The local launch of the popular Chinese OnePlus 2 smartphone has hit yet another road bump, with its Singapore release date now moved from Sept 14 to Sept 25.

In a post on the official OnePlus forum, general manager of OnePlus South-East Asia, Mr Adrian Lee, wrote that the change is due to "delays in our production schedule".

He promised that the company would "embark on a strong roll-out of the invites to satisfy our most loyal fans as quickly as possible".

This delay of the flagship-killer device comes after a price hike of $60. The OnePlus 2 64GB was announced on July 31 with a price tag of $538, but that has since been revised to $598, due to the increasing US dollar.

The OnePlus 2 has one of the best specifications for Chinese smartphones sold here.

It uses the leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and comes with 4GB of RAM. The dual SIM Android device comes with a fingerprint sensor, and runs the Oxygen 2.0 operating system, which is a modified version of the stock Android OS.

lting@sph.com.sg