Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has been grabbing attention by virtue of its high-end One smartphone which on paper looks capable of challenging flagship smartphones of various major technology brands.
Now, it seems there is a successor to the One. According to a GizmoChina report, this device is supposedly a mini version of the One running the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform out of the box.
Rumour has it the phone boasts the advanced 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system-on-chip - Qualcomm's first octa-core offering, and a robust one at that coupled with the Adreno 405 graphics chip.
The OnePlus One Mini is also rumoured to incorporate a 5in display, and is expected to be affordably priced like its predecessor.
The mini variant of OnePlus One is expected to cost £154. The current OnePlus One costs roughly £220.
Other technical specifications of the supposed OnePlus One Mini have been outed by the GizmoChina report. The smartphone is expected to incorporate the following key tech-specs:
- 5in display.
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (Octa-core: 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53; Adreno 405 GPU).
- 8 MP primary camera and 8MP front-facing camera.
These technical aspects have also reportedly been benchmarked by Antutu.
Although other technical details are yet to surface, the above aspects look toned down in comparison to the original OnePlus One.
The release date of the Mini OnePlus One is not known as of now, but is speculated to be 2015.
Currently, OnePlus is staring at a temporary ban in sales of Cyanogen-based smartphones in India, after a lawsuit was filed by Indian smartphone brand Micromax against OnePlus alleging violation of its exclusivity agreement with Cyanogen.