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

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.



1. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Looks better than 2

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Agree.

3. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

But looks like fake

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

9. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I'll even settle for a 5" screen.

15. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Never settle

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

6. sikandar201

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 17, 2015

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

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

10. Shocky unregistered

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.

13. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 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)

11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If the specs are good I might consider this.

17. AZNHA unregistered

hmmm :/

18. eviatar

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 20, 2015


19. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

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

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