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.