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OnePlus Entering Iranian Market

OnePlus Entering  Iranian Market
OnePlus Entering  Iranian Market

OnePlus, the by-invite-only Chinese mobile producer, has announced it will begin selling in the Iranian market in limited numbers, Financial Tribune sister paper Donya-e- Eqtasad reported on Saturday.

The company will present its OnePlus smartphone in a ceremony in Tehran on Monday with a limited amount given to special guests, the report said. No reports have yet been published to indicate where the event will be held and how many of the phones will be released. This is the first time Iran will become part of the OnePlus marketing exercise, and it is not known yet how the brand will be received by the local technology community.   

In addition to the OnePlus phone being sold in the Iranian market, the company announced that it also will reveal the OnePlus Two smartphone.  There have been rumors in recent weeks about the features likely to be incorporated in OnePlus Two and the launch, but information has narrowed down the launch date of the new handset to sometime in June, though OnePlus' CEO Peter Lau confirmed the OnePlus Two launch   in the third quarter.

OnePlus Two is one of the most-anticipated devices this year and has already got many potential buyers lined up. If the rumored specs are any indication, the 2015 flagship will be more successful than its predecessor. Pricing will play a vital role in the success, and OnePlus is known to price its products so as to not burn the pockets of buyers.

Reports say the OnePlus Two will come with a 5.5-inch display supporting up to 2560x1440 pixels screen resolution. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, 3,300mAh battery and OxygenOS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. On the camera side, OnePlus is most likely to upgrade the sensor from 13MP (megapixels) to 16MP while keeping the front camera at 5MP.

OnePlus is said to have ditched the polycarbonate body in favor of metal casing. The company will continue its invite-only system for the successor flagship, media reports suggest. The top-notch specs in the OnePlus Two are likely to come with a price higher than its predecessor.