OnePlus is on a roll this year with the launch of the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. Now, a third smartphone will soon join the family colloquially known as the OnePlus 2 Mini, OnePlus X Mini, or simply the OnePlus Mini. The Chinese manufacturer itself had already confirmed its existence earlier in the year, but it wasn't until recently that the device showed up on the GFXBench database.
A smartphone with the name "OnePlus Unknown" appeared on the benchmark database late last week with a 4.6-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, and Adreno 430 GPU. The specifications are somewhat similar to the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, but the OnePlus model will supposedly ship with a 1080p display instead of 720p as on the Sony model.
The data also reveals that the smaller OnePlus smartphone will carry 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and rear 13 MP and front 5 MP cameras. It remains to be seen if the back cover can be removed for easy battery replacement.
The OnePlus 2 launched with respectable hardware, but ultimately disappointed many with its lack of NFC and wireless charging. The slightly smaller OnePlus X launched with little fanfare as well.
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