The “flagship killer” OnePlus One was easily one of the smartphone hits of 2014, offering top-of-the-range specs at a wallet-friendly sub-£300 price point.
The inevitable OnePlus Two has already been confirmed, but it sounds like we’ll meet a OnePlus One mini in the meantime. Er, unless it is the OnePlus Two.
To recap, the OnePlus One launched in April this year, with specs including a 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 3,100mAh battery, and CyanogenMod 11S. And all for £229 (16GB) or £269 (64GB).
Fast-forward eight months, and Gizmochina has a couple of leaked photos (above) of something it’s calling the OnePlus One mini.
One of the photos shows the results of a benchmark test, suggesting OnePlus One mini specs include a 5in display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 8MP front and rear cameras, and KitKat Android 4.4.4.
Here’s where things start to get confusing. Some suspect that the pictured device could in fact be the OnePlus Two – not the One mini, but we’d expect the OnePlus One's true successor to follow the top-of-the-range precedent set this year (no offence to the Snapdragon 615 CPU or 8MP rear camera).
Indeed, a recent rumour suggested OnePlus Two specs would include a 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and 16MP rear camera. Now that sounds more like it. That being the case, brace yourselves for a OnePlus Two and OnePlus One mini.
Having said that (as if things weren’t already confusing enough), OnePlus has hinted that the OnePlus Two “may or may not be (smaller) ;)”. My head hurts.
More news on the OnePlus One mini and/or OnePlus Two as and when we hear it.