A Look-Back at The OnePlus 2, Finally Receives the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update!

OnePlus 2 from the house of OnePlus was announced in July 2015. The smartphone was eventually released in the following month, that is in August. The device sports a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 16M colors. The pixel density on the screen stands at 401 pixels per inch.

The screen comes protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that provides protection against damages and accidental falls. Under its hood, the OnePlus 2 boasts a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor. The powerful processor is coupled with 3GB of RAM.

It should be noted here that the base model of the OnePlus 2 comes with 3GB of RAM while the high-end one comes packed with 4GB of RAM. An Adreno 430 GPU is also built into the device for the purpose of running games and other necessary functions.

As for the internal memory, the device is available in two variants. One of the variant packs 16GB of internal memory and the other comes loaded with 64GB of it. the 16GB model has 3GB of RAM while the 64GB model is packed with 4GB of it.

Coming to the camera department, the device features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

The rear camera is loaded with several features which include- Optical Image Stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and laser autofocus. It has a f/2.0 aperture. A dual-LED flash is also built into the device for the purpose of low-light photography.

As for the front-facing camera, it has a f/2.4 aperture and is capable of recording 1080p videos @30fps. The rear camera can record videos of 2160p@30fps and 720p videos @120fps.

The device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and it is upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is powered by a Li-Po 3300mAh battery that is non-removable in nature. It has enough juice in it to keep the device up and running through the day.

The standard set of connectivity features on the device includes- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, DLNA and GPS. A USB Type-C 1.0 port is also built into the device for the purpose of charging and data transfer.

OnePlus 2 had a number of built-in sensors which are- accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. It also has a fingerprint scanner for added security.

It has just come to light that OnePlus 2 is currently receiving the Android Marshmallow OS update. It was previously announced by OnePlus that the Marshmallow update for the device will be rolled out in November 2015.

However, OnePlus failed to deliver on that promise and the company has finally started rolling out the update for the smartphone. The update will be a combination of the Marshmallow OS and the CyanogenMod.

Users of the smartphone will be able to manually download and install the update, which is the CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) ROM. The Mod has been created by Seraph08 who is a senior member of XDA.

The new update will bring forth the standard Marshmallow features like the Doze-Mode and the Google Now On Tap to the device. The Doze-Mode is a battery saver mode that cuts down all background activities thus reducing battery usage.

An overall improvement to the system will be brought forth by the update. A new camera UI will also be incorporated into the device through the OS update. The Dirac HD sound technology is also included in it.

It will act as a replacement for Maxx Audio and Tuner which will be removed from the device after the update. An improvement to the performance of the fingerprint sensor and Shelf UX will be brought forward by the update. The fingerprint sensor will become snappier after the update is installed.