OnePlus Mini release date, specs: rumored to be a mid-range device smaller than OnePlus 2; to launch on October 29?


Rumors have it that Chinese startup company is gearing up to unveil “OnePlus X” speculated to be the “OnePlus Mini” on October 29.

According to PC Advisor, OnePlus will hold a special event on the aforementioned date as suggested by a social media teaser they reportedly published showing an “X” sign over a map that seemingly tracked the distance of 2.9 kilometers.

Another image depicts what could be fluorescent lights forming the X symbol, accompanied by the hashtag “#PowerfullyBeautiful” and captioned with “See you October 29, London.”

Although it has not been confirmed that it will be the awaited OnePlus Mini, co-founder Carl Pei previously mentioned that they will be releasing another device before the year ends, hopefully by Christmas season.

Since the recently launched OnePlus 2 has the dimensions of a phablet, reports claim that the logical next-in-line gadget will be something smaller in size, presumably to cater for the market that looks for mid-range phones.

When it comes to specifications, it is assumed that the display may feature 5-inch screen in full high definition resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels at 441 pixel-per-inch density. The back camera may boast 13-megapixel Sony lens with aperture of f/2.0 and has dual-LED flash. The front one may have the capacity of 5-megapixel.

Under the hood, mixed reports claim that it may be powered by either MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz or by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.26GHz. It may also be combined with 2GB to 3GB of RAM.

Moreover, the built-in storage may have the base memory of 16GB or a higher 32GB, which may be expandable via a memory card slot. The battery is predicted to have a life of between 3,000mAh to 3,100mAh and can be charged using USB Type-C port.

The software supporting the device is predicted to be Android 5.1.1 with the integration of OnePlus OS implementation.

It remains to be seen how much a unit would retail when it does launch this month.