Rear-facing fingerprint scanner, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio and IR Blaster
You’ll notice the processor is different from what was originally reported. GforG suggests the Helio X10 chipset spotted inside the unit their source handled could potentially be a test or early prototype (which is said to be as old as 2 months, so a lot could have changed behind the scenes). Or perhaps it’s the Snapdragon 801-based model that was the test prototype? No one actually knows, but it sounds like it’ll have plenty of power for a $250 smartphone either way.
Many OnePlus 2 owners are bound to take issue with one other note on that spec sheet: the presence of an NFC chip. It was a major point of debate when the OnePlus 2 was announced, and that feature alone turned a lot of people away from the thought of buying it.
To see the feature on what should be a “lesser” smartphone that costs nearly $100 less has to be a major kick in the teeth, and we’re shocked OnePlus would consider it at all. Perhaps they don’t want to be blasted for excluding it? Who knows, but to have the now-standard feature on a more affordable model while those with the supposed “2016 flagship killer” have to do without would be pretty irritating to say the least, and we’d say this is a pretty bad way to apologize for the shortcomings of the OnePlus 2.
But, of course, these are only rumors, so we’ll have to wait for OnePlus to spill the official details before we figure out how we feel about it. Hopefully it won’t take long for those details to come to light as OnePlus reportedly aiming for an October reveal.