OnePlus X / Mini details emerge: ClearForce-ready display, Snapdragon 801 and more

OnePlus X / Mini details emerge: ClearForce-ready display, Snapdragon 801 and more
Barely a few weeks have passed since the unveiling of the OnePlus 2 and yet already, we're in deep discussion about the so-called OnePlus Mini / X, which are probably the same device. Only last week, a OnePlus device was revealed following its approval by the FCC, in a revelation that also spawned a couple of images. Now, a new report from GforGames cites an anonymous tip-off in outlining some very interesting features of the next OnePlus handset, including a ClearForce-ready display akin to what's been rumored for the Samsung Galaxy S7

One of the killer features of Apple's latest smartphone duo is Force Touch, and ClearForce offers similar functionality for those running non-Apple gadgets. Per this report, the OnePlus Mini / X will pack a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 display, apparently the same as the one used with the Xiaomi Mi 4c. Given that the Mi 4c uses the ClearForce-ready Synaptics S3708 touchscreen controller, the forthcoming OnePlus device could follow suit, although full-on ClearForce support seems a tad far-fetched for a mid-ranger. 

One of the major draws of the Mi 4c is its special 'SideTouch' technology, which allows users to quick-start apps or fire up the camera by touching the left-hand side of the display. It's possible that the next OnePlus device might do likewise, which would definitely pique the interest of those seeking unusual quirks. Once again, though, we're not expecting the OnePlus Mini / X to be anything like a high-end smartphone, and the idea of the device including any kind of pressure-detection tech seems more in hope than expectation. 

Aside from the display, the tipster believes that there'll be dual front-facing speakers and a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 taking care of photo and video-related duties. The shooter will apparently forgo optical image stabilization (OIS), instead favoring a combination of phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) and electronic image stabilization (EIS).

Elsewhere, the OnePlus handset will offer an FM radio, NFC, IR blaster and will have removable StyleSwap covers. Despite this, the battery will apparently be fixed, in order to preserve the integrity of the device's IP67 rating and wireless charging facilities. Before now, it has been mentioned that the new OnePlus phone will be powered by a MediaTek MT6795 SoC chip. Instead, though, the company may favor Snapdragon's 801.

Completing this expansive round-up of new info, the OnePlus Mini / X may offer 2 GB of RAM, which seems perfectly reasonable for a mid-range device. Any more, and OnePlus would have a lot of peeved OnePlus 2 owners; any less, and it'd probably be cast off as entry-level. 

It had been reported on numerous occasions that the OnePlus Mini / X would be unveiled today, October 12th. However, the source of the report indicates that this will not be happening, with OnePlus instead looking to ramp up a decent amount of hype before the launch. 

We'll be keeping an eye out for more info, so stay tuned. 

source: GforGames

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23 Comments

1. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

801? Isn't that thing like a year old? Step up your game!

3. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

To be honest, it is the best SoC from Qualcomm past 2 years. I would take this over 808 or 810.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

the 805 is better, anyway the 801 was great too.

15. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I would say that the 805 is their most powerful and feature-rich 32-bit chip. I think the 801 with krait 400 is their most stable, and all around best of the 32-bit era. The 808 is an equal/better chip, but the battery life is what makes its less stable all around

6. nh1402

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

it's just over 2 years old, it's the same as the 800 with one minor change to flash storage support.

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

#2014 flagship killer

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's called mid-range for a reason, and 801 is a pretty great mid-range chipset by today's standards.

2. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It won't be the 801.. That would cannibalize one plus one

4. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why not 805?

23. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

801 has integrated comm... 805 is just the processor

5. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

801? At the most 805 or even a 615.

12. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

615 is weaker than 801. weaker than 800 too.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

805 kinda for phones with 2k displays IMO.

16. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It can handle 2K but it doesn't have to be 2K.

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Huawei really succeeded starting the trend of pressure sensitive displays that work with fingers.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"It had been reported on numerous occasions that the OnePlus Mini / X would be unveiled today, October 12th. However, the source of the report indicates that this will not be happening, with OnePlus instead looking to ramp up a decent amount of hype before the launch." Yes, because we all know that if there one thing OnePlus is good at it is hype. Now shipping product...?

11. middlehead

Posts: 420; Member since: May 12, 2014

If they'd at least announce it today, I might be able to wait and see what it's worth. But I need something soon, and the leading candidate right now is the Z5 Compact.

17. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Xiaomi Mi4c doesn't support ClearForce, SideTouch only.

18. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

They should use helio x10. The have OPO with 801 selling for 250-300 i think. OPO is still a solid phone on performance. Helio x10 with 2gb ram for 199 usd would be good for their smartphone range. Buyers will have diff. options when buying.

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

#2014 flagship killer

20. Loveneesh

Posts: 414; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I think SD 801 is old chipset but it is still the most stable and battery saving chipset in SD 8 series.

22. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

OnePlus can't even get their announcement dates right.

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