Last month, OnePlus introduced their latest flagship killer device, the OnePlus 2. The handset will be sold unlocked which means it will work with majority of GSM networks across the globe.
For those of you who are tied to Verizon and want to know if they’ll be able to use the smartphone on the Big Red’s network, the simple answer is: No.
The handset doesn’t support the network frequencies and bands for Verizon so it’s not possible to use the handset on it. The smartphone supports the following frequencies:
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
- WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
- FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
If to take a closer look, the handset doesn’t support CDMA 2000, which is Verizon’s technology for 3G network and phone calls. Even the handset doesn’t support Verizon’s LTE band 13 which is deployed across the country. So, Verizon users, you’re out of luck if you’re planning to purchase the handset.
Adding support for Verizon frequencies would add more options to the handset, but it will drive the cost of the handset up, which may drift away from the plans of the company.
Anyone interested in picking up the OnePlus 2, provided you have an invite for the handset? If not, OnePlus is auctioning the invites for the handset, proceeds of which will go to charity.