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OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros

OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros
OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros
The permanent price cut will also apply to owners who have already purchased the smartphone within the last two weeks.

The arguably over-hyped OnePlus 2 launched for just under $400 USD, but will now be available for just 345 Euros (or $350 USD) starting today. The price cut applies to the 64 GB SKU and any new purchases made in the past two weeks will be partially refunded for the price difference. The refund notifications will be sent via email to all new buyers.

OnePlus has attributed the price cut to lower production costs of the smartphone. The OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X launched with the objectionable Invite System that prevented many interested customers from getting their hands on the smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer eventually dropped the system for both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X in December and January, respectively. The OnePlus 2 in particular was vaunted as a "flagship killer" that fizzled quickly after launch with its lack of USB 3.1 Type-C, NFC and other staple features of flagship devices. It's core specifications are also standard for a high-end device with nothing noteworthy to separate it from competitors.

Despite the unimpressive launch, the OnePlus 2 is an excellent smartphone once users can look past its hype and empty promises. It offers dual-SIM LTE, 4 GB memory, and a great 5.5-inch 1080p display. Nonetheless, it also suffers from throttling issues, non-expandable storage, and no wireless charging or Miracast features.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-02- 9 (Update: 2016-02- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.