OnePlus Mini rumors: new leak of 'prototype' hints at specs

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The rumor mill is once more on the talked about new OnePlus phone coming soonvery soonand this time, details to what is alleged to be called the OnePlus “Mini” are emerging.

An anonymous email sent to G For Games alleged specs of what is called the OnePlus “Mini”, with the source claiming that the specs came from a prototype that is already two months old.

The smartphone, which is not a flagship in any way, sports a 5-inch wide display with a 1080p Full HD resolution, and is equipped with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it. Unlike previous rumors, this alleged prototype runs under an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 chipset (MT6795T), with a 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. It packs 2 GB worth of RAM along with 32 GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity. Support for an external microSD expansion was mentioned.

There will be no dual-cam setup for this one, unlike previous reports. The alleged prototype has a 13 megapixels rear cam, and a wide-angle 5 megapixels front camera.

Other features include a fingerprint sensor, a 3000-3100 mAh battery with quick charging feature, NFC, IR, 1.2W front speakers, and an IP67 rating for waterproof and dustproof properties. Price is rumored to be at $250 per unit.

USA Today previously had the chance to interview 25-year-old OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. Pei talked about the beginnings of the company, how the OnePlus phones were conceived, and their goals and plans for the company’s future.

One of the most interesting reveals from the interview is that they are now working on launching yet another smartphone by the end of this year.

“There’s going to be a second phone this year, before the end of the year,” said Pei. “Hopefully for Christmas.”

Pei seemed confident that OnePlus is going well with the massive success of its first two phones, and they plan to make a name in the industry by continuing with it.

“In five years,” Pei said, “I think it will be Apple, OnePlus and Samsung because there’s no more room in the market. Everyone else would’ve died because they couldn’t reach the scale they wanted fast enough or they couldn’t have a margin to sustain their business. Look at the soft drink space: there are only two players, Pepsi and Coke.”