OnePlus has announced their OnePlus 2 flagship back in July. This is the company’s second device, and a new flagship at the same time. That being said, the company has confirmed that they’re working on a new device which will launch before the end of the year. Reports have indicated that this will be a mid-range device, and that it might be called OnePlus Mini or OnePlus X. We haven’t had much specific info when it comes to this phone, well, at least thus far. A new report surfaced sharing quite a few OnePlus Mini details, read on.
According to an anonymous source, the OnePlus Mini (still not sure if this will be the final name) will feature a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 2GB of DDR3 RAM running at 933MHz. The phone will pack in 32GB of expandable internal storage (eMMC 5.0), and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 or 4 will be placed on top of the phone’s display. MediaTek’s Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor will fuel this smartphone, and a 3,000-3,100mAh Li-Po battery will also be a part of this package. The 13-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX258 sensor, f/2.0 aperture) will be available on the back of this phone, and a 5-megapixel (wide-angle) snapper will be located on the phone’s front side. The dual-LED, dual tone flash will also be available on the back of the phone, which was to be expected.
The Type-C USB 3.0 port will be placed on the bottom of this phone, and you’ll also get the Quick Charge 2.0 capability here. Interesting enough, the report says that OnePlus Mini will be water and dust resistant thanks to the IP67 certification. The display will use PSR (Panel Self Refresh), as well as CABC (Content Aware Backlight Control) or ‘Smart Screen’ as MediaTek calls it. The MT6630 wireless SoC will also be a part of this package, and same can be said about Bluetooth 4.1, an IR Blaser, and a 1.2W front-facing speaker. The phone’s NFC chip will support Android Pay, and a fingerprint scanner will be placed on the phone’s back.
The OnePlus Mini will reportedly be able to render 3D games in 720p resolution in order to compensate for Helio X10’s not-high-end GPU. The device is expected to be launched in November or December, and will reportedly cost $250.