OnePlus 3 mini is benchmarked: 4.6-inch screen, SD-820 SoC and 6GB of RAM?

Yesterday, we told you that strong demand for the OnePlus 3 has forced the company to halt sales of the device in 24 countries for a little more than a month.The manufacturer is hoping that the pause will allow it to build enough inventory to cover future sales. Without requiring invites like it did in its first two years, OnePlus wasn't able to correctly gauge demand for the OnePlus 3 in Europe. Luckily for the company, demand topped supply and not the other way around.

And things could be getting even more hectic. Today, an unknown phone was discovered on the GFXBench benchmark site. While there is no indication that this has anything to do with OnePlus, the specs practically scream out "OnePlus 3 mini." Of course, there is no guarantee that the manufacturer is even considering the release of such a model.

The phone on GFXBench carries a 4.6-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 16MP camera adorns the rear of the device, with an 8MP front-facing camera shooting selfies and handling video chats.

Outside of the screen size, the rest of the specs match the OnePlus 3 exactly. OnePlus could decide to offer a truly high end OnePlus 3 mini device by shrinking the screen size, but keeping the rest of the high end specs. If this is true, we should see this model certified by both TENAA and the FCC. For the moment, we'd advise that you take this story with a grain of salt.

source: GFXBench

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31 Comments

1. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

If it has good battery, then i can say.....KILLER

2. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It likely won't. Unless they make it 8mm+ it'll have a battery of 2400-2600 mAh. Not enough for the 820

3. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

X Performance has 2700 mAh with larger 5" display and works fine. Not astoundingly long-lasting, but definitely not bad.

6. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The Moto Z with its 2600mAH battery seems to be getting about 3 hours of screen on time and it's running an 820 w/ a 5.5" display. Of course the battery life reports vary but it seems good enough for a day and nothing more so I can see the One Plus 3 mini doing well seeing as it has a smaller display and lower res to push through. This phone would do much better than the Xperia compacts.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, my Z5c with the horrendous 810 gets amazing battery life so this can't be too bad. Only downside would be 1080p in terms of battery hit but I think it would still be fine.

11. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Fun fact: the Moto Z gets identical battery life to OnePlus 3 with the stable update even though 1+3 has a lower resolution screen and more mAh.

17. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, because oxygen OS is inefficient and the OnePlus phones never had the best battery life. Those phones almost needed the modding community to turn them into beasts...

28. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Honestly the SD820 is pretty efficient, especially the under-clocked variant that should ultimately be used in this mini device. A 4.6in 1080p screen with a 2400-2600 mah battery and the 1.8ghz SD820 should have decent enough battery life. OP would be stupid to keep the 2.2ghz SD820, especially if they aren't plaining on using a huge battery.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm actually in favor of the SD650-652 for 1080p devices but OP doesn't want to make anything but flagship level devices. They could make a killing, selling a SD650-652 device for $249ish. With the SD820 it will be fine if the price is $299 but I suspect it will be more and at a higher price than $299 well, the OP3 would probably be the better buy.

18. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Sorry to burst everyone's bubbles, but Carl Pei just confirmed via Twitter that this is fake.

25. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Damn! Thanks for the heads up.

4. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

820 is overkill, but I am definitely interested.

10. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

If this one's overkill, then I don't know what iPhone SE is.

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Spot on ecocare! That A9 turns the SE into a beast enclosed in an aluminium box.

5. Furbal unregistered

Oh damn.

8. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Should have waited for this instead of buying the 3.

9. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

compact phone lovers will be delighted.

16. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If this is actually real, I will gladly wait. Really like the OnePlus but not the size. I'm going to try not to be too excited though.

12. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

It remember the tine when Sony launched Z1 Compact. One of the best

13. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

think that SD 650 or SD 652 will be good in a 4.6" device and its power efficient. But well SD 820 is top of the line but think that SD 650/652 will be good also that makes the device more price friendly i think and minimal difference.

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You think there's a minimal difference in performance between the Sd 650/652 and the flagship 820??

14. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Let this not be another cruel hoax like Galaxy S7 mini T_T. But I still prefer one from Samsung because OnePlus won't make their phones water resistant.

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Oneplus is the new nexus.

19. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Looks fake

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The 4.6" screen leads me to believe this is a fake. But I'd seriously consider this device, as it will cost ~$300, at the most. I'm tired of all of these huge phones. 5.5" is becoming the new standard, and it's way too big. The width is ok, but the phones are really tall, and are very cumbersome to put in a pocket.

21. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

26. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Welp. :(

22. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

If this is true that would be sweet!

27. ninjaboyz

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2016

Doing just fine with compact series, looking for other features from rival, like double sim and ir blaster Willing to convert if there such 4.6 phone

30. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Gimped camera :-(

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