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OnePlus 2 debuts with metal frame and beautiful design (pictures)

The sequel to last year's OnePlus One returns with a metal frame and a more polished design that impresses.

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The OnePlus 2 is a sequel to the company's first phone, the OnePlus One. It will come in three different versions, one with LTE support for the US market; a global version that will work in the UK, Australia and Asia; and one more for China.

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The OnePlus 2 will retail for a bit more at $389 -- which converts to around £350 or AU$533 -- for the 64GB version. The 16GB model will only retail later in the year for $329.

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On the left is the original OnePlus One, and the OnePlus 2 on the right isn't any larger or smaller, though it's a lot more polished.

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The design elements, such as the raised screen of the OnePlus One, are retained in the sequel. It also has 5.5-inch full-HD display.

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Another look at the raised display of the OnePlus 2.

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The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and has 4GB of RAM.

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The 13-megapixel rear camera of the OnePlus 2 comes with laser-assist focus just below the lens.

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The 13-megapixel rear camera also comes with dual-LED flash, an f/2.0 aperture and a larger sensor for low-light shots. It also has optical image stabilisation.

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The Alert Slider is a new feature that lets you set how bothered you want to be. There are three modes: all notifications, priority notifications, and no notifications.

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The OnePlus 2 will use a USB Type-C port, and buyers of the phone will never have to worry about which way is the right way to plug a USB cable in. There's also a fingerprint sensor.

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A closer look at the USB Type-C port.

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The dual-SIM card slot is located under the cover. There's also an embedded 3,300mAh battery.

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The phone isn't the thinnest on the block at 9.85mm, but the thickness does have a reassuring grip to it.

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A view from the side in sandstone black.

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Pocket size? What do you think?

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You can buy four different after-market backings if you want.

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In addition to the sandstone shade, the backplates come in bamboo, sandstone, black apricot (a type of wood, believe it or not), rosewood, and Kevlar.

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A quick peek at the OxygenOS that rides on top of Android 5.1.

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Another view of the side.

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Comparison between the original OnePlus One and OnePlus 2.

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The home screen.

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OnePlus One and OnePlus 2.

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Another look at the alert slider button.

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The OnePlus 2 (black) has its camera mount lower because the sensor is larger.

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One last look. Check out our hands-on OnePlus 2 impressions!

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