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Slick OnePlus Mini renders pop up, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and two cameras in tow

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Slick OnePlus Mini renders pop up, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and two cameras in tow
Back in the beginning of August, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei told USA Today that his company is working on another smartphone, which would see the light of day before the year's out. Pei avoided answering just how OnePlus plans on positioning it in terms of price, stating simply that it might be more spec'd out than the OnePlus 2, or it might not. And while we've had some intel concerning a more powerful version of the OnePlus 2, we've been hearing about a 'Mini' model for a while, too. And we just go our hands on a duo of slick-looking renders supposedly showing us just that.

Courtesy of Chinese Mobile-dad, the two renders show us a device both familiar and alien to us. From the front, this supposed OnePlus Mini reminds us a whole lot of the company's design language, but that's about where the similarities end. Indeed, the back of the rendered device features a circular, Apple Touch ID-like fingerprint scanner, along with two cameras coupled with two LED lamps. On the bottom, a pair of machined grills for the speaker (plural?) and microphone add character to the device. From where we're standing, the phone looks to have a more rounded profile than we're used to with OnePlus, and appears pretty thin.

No other information was provided by the source, though we've heard of a more affordable, $249 price tag previously. Whether this prediction pans out remains to be seen. For now, feast your eyes on them renders below.


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posted on 21 Sep 2015, 02:29 16

1. pifon (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Looks better than 2

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 02:34

2. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I Agree.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 02:52 1

3. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But looks like fake

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:29 10

8. boosook (Posts: 1419; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


it's just a render, so it IS fake :)

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 04:31 1

12. Af1rPA (Posts: 672; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


It's just renders made by a Chinese tech blog who choose to add a duel camera and finger print scanner. It's not official.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 05:18

16. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Renders guys..

You could possbily design a better phone if you spend 2 hours on adobe illustrator.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 20:14

20. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2161; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I 100% agree as a OnePlus One user...

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:00 7

4. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


exynos 7420 and 1080p with a 5.2in screen would be nice.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:38 6

9. lallolu (Posts: 453; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


I'll even settle for a 5" screen.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 05:12 3

15. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Never settle

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:02 3

5. Wiencon (Posts: 1767; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I hope it will be really mini, not "5 inch mini"

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:07

6. sikandar201 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Sep 2015)


I just don't like the idea of a dual camera in a smartphone..

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:13 3

7. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Hopefully this is a "compact" ala Sony, and not a "mini" like all the others. Sub 5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 808, 3gb RAM, and 64gb storage.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:39 3

10. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Sub 5" they might as well go with a 720p display, despite what people may say it's absolutely fine for smaller displays.

4.5 - 4.8" 720p
5 - 5.5" 1080p
5.6" + 1080p/1440p

At least that's the way it should be.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 04:55 1

13. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Agree on ppi, but I'm a z3c user. 1080p is better for content (my own pictures are smudgy on my phone, excellent on 1080p phones)

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 03:57

11. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


If the specs are good I might consider this.

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 07:46

17. AZNHA (unregistered)


hmmm :/

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 10:29

18. eviatar (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 Jul 2015)


So FAKE

posted on 21 Sep 2015, 12:55

19. jdot104 (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I'm not interested unless I can get an NFC Style Swap cover. Hopefully OnePlus backpedals on that.

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