This morning, there is a report that the OnePlus Mini or the OnePlus X would be getting its own version of Force Touch in ClearForce, as well as Side-Touch. We also already know a number of the specs for the OnePlus Mini, which include a 5-inch 1920×1080 resolution IPS display, and a 13MP camera on the back. Now, the Chinese TENAA (think the FCC, but in China) have leaked out some images of the OnePlus Mini. Well not so much leaked out, but we have pictures now. And it actually looks a lot like the Fire Phone from Amazon.
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One the front of the phone, you can see there are three buttons. Which all look to be capacitive. With the circle for the home button in the center and dashes on either side for the recents and back keys, which likely will be customizable in the software like the OnePlus Two’s buttons are. It’s a bit tough to tell, but it looks like we have pretty small bezels on the left and right side of the display. On the back, it looks like glass, but we can’t be sure until OnePlus announces the smartphone. We also have the camera in the upper left-hand side. Which is supposedly a Sony sensor, 13-megapixels. The sides look like there’s a metal frame there, similar to the OnePlus Two. You also see that switch that was on the OnePlus Two, also coming to the OnePlus Mini/OnePlus X. One of the more talked about features in the OnePlus Two, so it’s nice to see it coming to its little brother.
The listing by the TENAA also all but confirms that we have a 5-inch display here, and that it’ll be powered by a 2450mAh battery inside. G For Games is also stating that OnePlus is using the Snapdragon 801 processor in here to power the phone, instead of the MediaTek Helio X10 which was previously rumored.
The OnePlus Mini is intended for the Indian market, which means it’s going to be very cheap. The Indian market really likes smartphones under Rs. 10,000, which converts to around $154 USD. That’s roughly less than half of what the OnePlus Two costs. So don’t expect the highest-end specs in the OnePlus Two, and I wouldn’t expect it to be available outside of India, but stranger things have happened. It will likely come to China though, considering it’s passed through the Chinese TENAA. We’ll know more when OnePlus makes it official, which hopefully, won’t be much longer.