OnePlus 2 Mini news: Company reportedly working with Microsoft to have custom Windows 10 ROM


Rumors about OnePlus making a small variant of their current smartphone offering OnePlus 2 have made their way online since the model dubbed as OnePlus 2 Mini has allegedly been spotted.

Even though the talks about the handheld have taken the back burner recently as tech followers focused more on the so-called OnePlus 3, there are speculations that the company might be working with Microsoft to integrate their software into their own user interface. It is deemed that the China-based startup may be working to have a custom Windows 10 ROM in their newest gadgets. However, it remains to be seen if this comes to fruition.

When it comes to the specification, the OnePlus 2 Mini has apparently been certified by regulatory body TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of FCC, back in December. The listing showed a model number under the code “E1000” which features 4.99-inch AMOLED display in full high definition with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The processor is deemed to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon clocked at 2.0 Ghz with 3GB of RAM. The onboard memory has the capacity of 16GB for base model, expandable up to 128GB with a support for microSD card slot.

Meanwhile, another listing by GFXBench featured a mysterious OnePlus device with slightly different specs. The screen has the same resolution but a smaller size at 4.6-inch and density of 479 pixel-per-inch. Under the hood, it is believed to be equipped with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor combined with 4GB of RAM. There may also be a built-in storage of 64GB.

The cameras are touted to be 12-megapixel for the back lens that can record ultra high definition 4K videos and 5-megapixel for the front-facing one. The phone may also be powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Since OnePlus has yet to announce anything official, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.