OnePlus 2 Mini Spotted at TENAA
The OnePlus X has garnered a fair bit of popularity in the smaller phone segment, featuring decent specs in a small package and an inexpensive price tag to play along with it. But as capable as the Snapdragon 801 in the OnePlus X may be, the phone does not bear the latest (and arguably, the best) in the processing department.
To bank upon the lack of spec-heavy competition in the smaller side of the smartphone scale, OnePlus seems to be in the process of releasing their next small phone: The OnePlus 2 Mini. We caught glimpses of the specs when the device hit GFXBench earlier in the month, and now the device has hit Chinese regulatory authority TENAA.
The OnePlus 2 Mini bears a design which is very similar to the OnePlus X, with its glass front and back and metallic frame. On the front of the device is a 5″ FHD AMOLED display, with the overall dimensions of the device being 140 mm x 69 mm x 6.9 mm and weighing 138 grams. Considering that the OnePlus X had a fair few fans for its design language and overall build, the OnePlus 2 Mini is thankfully not trying to fix what is not broken in this department.
On the inside of the OnePlus 2 Mini aka One E1000, we have a quad core processor clocked in at 2.0 GHz. The listing mentions 3GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal storage and expansion slot for support upto 128GB.
For the camera, the OnePlus 2 Mini will sport a 13MP rear camera with a CMOS sensor, along with a 8MP front camera. The device will also come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which really hurts its chances of being a recommendable phone unless the Android 6.0 update comes along soon.
The TENAA listing deviates quite a bit from the information we had from the GFXBench device spot. However, being the regulatory authority of China, TENAA listings have a very good track record of being on point with regards specs of the device. To add on to the confusion, the OnePlus 2 Mini shares almost all the major specs with the OnePlus X, with the notable point of difference being the processor, which other Android websites are still mentioning to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 on the OnePlus 2 Mini. The TENAA listing skimps on most of the details on the processor, but does mention that the device bears a quad-core CPU, which does not line up with the octa-core Snapdragon 810 unless it refers to the A57 cores only. Also, the name of the device does not show up in the listings, so this could very much be a localized OnePlus X with slightly different hardware.
The OnePlus 2 Mini, if this device is called that, should be the first release of OnePlus in 2016. We expect to hear official information on the device soon.
What are your thoughts on the OnePlus 2 Mini? Is it right for OnePlus to make a slightly better version of the OnePlus X so soon in the X’s product cycle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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