One Plus reduces prices permanently, One Plus 2 Marshmallow smartphone to now cost $349
Often where One Plus is known to do more things wrong than right, the company continues learning from its mistakes, as a result, of which the company has a lot of followers. For instance, it has recently announced a price cut for its popular One Plus 2 handset.
Effectively immediately, the One Plus 2 now starts at $349 (down from $389), €345 (down from €399) and £249 (down from £289). The new low price is not a temporary sale or promotion; it’s the new permanent price. Further, those who have just bought an One Plus 2 at its old price within the last 15 days will too receive a $40 refund. In addition, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there is also a free Style Swap cover or One Plus X cover for new One Plus purchases.
The new price applies to the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage in the U.S., Europe and United Kingdom, as the 16GB One Plus 2 is no longer available in those regions.
“As the cost to produce a One Plus 2 device has never been lower, we believe this is the right time to introduce a new change. We believe great things should be shared,” One Plus stated in a blog post.
“We learned a lot from our first flagship phone. The invite system helped get the OnePlus 2 off the ground, and now thanks to both timing and scale, our operations have sized up to the Goldilocks principle of just right. So, why not let our fans join us in celebrating the fruits of our labor? The OnePlus 2 now has a price modification of $349, forever. If you’ve ever needed to give a friend another reason to join Team One Plus, here you go,” OnePlus added.
For those unversed, the One Plus 2 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4 GB of RAM, OxygenOS running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 13 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and laser auto-focus, plus a 5 MP front-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, fingerprint sensor, and 3,300 mAh battery. While it is a well-made device, it however lacks expandable memory, wireless charging and NFC support. Also, the battery cannot be removed. Nonetheless, given the new asking price, it is worth a buy.
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