OnePlus launched two high profile smartphones in 2015, the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X, but it looks there’s no stopping sign on the company’s roadmap yet as according to a recent report, the OnePlus 2 Mini, which was earlier this month spotted in a GFXBench benchmark listing, has been certified by TENAA, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority.
The listing which mentions One E1000 model number showcases a white smartphone with aesthetics matching to the budget friendly, OnePlus X. The smartphone as per the report will sport a 4.99-inch AMOLED Full HD display which is I guess is quite good given the size.
It is expected to come with the Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz under the hood along with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM. When it comes to the storage, there’s 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a Micro SD card. Android 5.1.1 will be pre installed with the latest OxygenOS, however Marshmallow would have been nicer.
According to the listing, there will be a 13MP rear and a 8MP front camera. The OnePlus 2 Mini will be a rather lightweight device weighing at only 139 grams (similar to the OnePlus X) and measuring 140x69x6.9mm making it an impressive compact deal. All the basic networking facilities will be included with 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
However the specifications mentioned in the TENAA listing were slightly different from the ones hinted in the GFXBench leak. According to the latter, the OnePlus Mini should come with a 4.6-inches display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage with no SD card support and a 5 Megapixel front module.
Obviously, leaks aren’t always up to the mark and the company hasn’t teased or talked about this at all yet.
Interestingly, Oppo A30 has also been certified on the same day on TENAA, and its specs match that of OnePlus 2 Mini, with just a difference in color! Even after considering all the speculation about the ties between the two companies, this should still come as a surprise.
It’s great to see though that the Chinese manufacturer known to offer marvellous experience at budget price tags is focusing on compact phones as they’re kind of a rare breed nowadays. The available ones either lack at some features or just aren’t good enough.