OnePlus has gone on record as saying that the company looks to release a new smartphone just in time for the Christmas season. Carl Pei, interviewed at the time about the new smartphone in an interview, said that he didn’t know whether it would be a high-end smartphone or not, so eager tech enthusiasts couldn’t get a hint as to what the device would be. Now, however, it seems as though OnePlus wasn’t joking about that before-Christmas device, which could be called the OnePlus Mini.
New specs leaking from AnTuTu show the OnePlus Mini with an “A2301” model number, Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080p screen resolution, 2GB of RAM (registered as 1.9GB in AnTutu), 32GB of storage, 13MP back camera, a MediaTek MT6795T processor, and a PowerVR G6200 GPU, running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The A2301 model number is placed beside “OnePlus,” telling us that this is indeed a new OnePlus smartphone.
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The OnePlus Mini scored 54,311 points on AnTuTu, which is slightly above the first benchmark score of the OnePlus 2 (the second AnTuTu benchmarking produced a score of 63,719 points). This second device also has 2GB of RAM, as opposed to the 3GB of RAM on the OnePlus 2. The smaller RAM while keeping the matching display resolution (Full HD) could confirm that this is the OnePlus Mini, although we can’t be sure. OnePlus could go with a MediaTek in the OnePlus Mini to avoid the issues with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. The display size is still unknown, and that’s the major piece of the puzzle that would decide this either way.
Stay tuned to GizChina as we keep you updated on this mysterious OnePlus device. What do you think it could be?