OnePlus One mini leaked: OnePlus One vs. OnePlus One mini

OnePlus One mini leaked: OnePlus One vs. OnePlus One mini

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.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 16, 2014 at 20:01

I know, I lknow... I mustn't be so negative, but having a 5.5in thingy, and calling the 5in thingy's variant 'Mini' is a bit much... PUN intended.
Also: wasn't their tagline something like "never compromise"?
Now they offer two compromises of the original compromise?

Maybe I just don't like Android enough to see what is so special about this?

SpeedyG  Dec. 17, 2014 at 03:01

Probably a chinese copy...

False alarm.

kitechker  Dec. 17, 2014 at 12:02

The best selling phone at the moment is the iPhone 6. Main reason is that it is Apple but also because it is a great size. One can guess it is understandably outselling the iPhone 6 plus by a country mile as that is a smaller market. So why the heck do these people think that 5.5 plus screens are what EVERYONE wants, are these people who make android flagship phones stupid? Why couldn't oneplus one guys make a 5inch flagship surely that would have been cheaper than £229 with a 5.5 inch? And it probably would have sold even better! (Sorry rant over I am getting frustrated by what I should replace my LG G2 and everything newer is much bigger!)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 17, 2014 at 12:09

+1
I have no doubt that if the rumoured 4in iPhone "6c" is real, it'll become a great seller.
I'm no Android fan, but currently t'd probably buy an Xperia Z3 Compact IF I had to buy a phone. A not-huge flagship.

kitechker  Dec. 17, 2014 at 12:38

I agree, the '6c' will probably outsell the iPhone 6plus which the android companies should take note of but I can't see them implementing common sense. Sony have to some extent. The z3 compact is a great example, have a friend who just upgrade to it and he loves it. Battery is great too and it water resistant. I just don't like the Sony overlay.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 17, 2014 at 13:07

I agree, the '6c' will probably outsell the iPhone 6plus which the android companies should take note of but I can't see them implementing common sense. Sony have to some extent. The z3 compact is a great example, have a friend who just upgrade to it and he loves it. Battery is great too and it water resistant. I just don't like the Sony overlay.

I generally find Android UI overlays garish... so, Sony's offering is refreshingly dull :))

But seriously: I read somewhere that, just when the big-iPhone rumours took off, over 90% of smartphones in use were around the 4in mark. Even if you take out iPhones, that is quite a figure. And Android users had access to plenty of cheap big devices...
I noticed on 2nd hand sites here in Ireland 32GB & 64GB iPhone 5s models are selling better than 'barely used' iPhone 6 models. (which - size aside - takes me to my 2nd pet peeve: low storage models because we have a cloud service... rubbish. There shouldn't be any 16GB iPhones, and 8GB ones? Incomprehensible!!!)

SpeedyG  Dec. 17, 2014 at 14:02

I remember the days 3.5 inches was the norm and 4.3 inches was 'Huge' lol

@kitechker Did your mate not consider any Windows 8 phones? Some decent handsets are still under 5inches. Also the Moto G proves that some manufacturers can make balanced phones many consumers need at a good price.

@Jan Cloud computing hasn't really taken off that well tbh, plus Google frown on SD card slots. I think after a 'battery revolution', a memory increase one won't be far behind. They will realise with ever increasing apps sizes and updates they cannot ignore it by pushing the cloud thing all the time. *Eventually*

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 17, 2014 at 15:33

here's to hope!

kitechker  Dec. 17, 2014 at 23:20

@SpeedyG my friend had a Nokia lumia for 2 years prior to the upgrade, he was happy with the UI but one major disadvantage which swayed him to android...lack of windows apps :(

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 18, 2014 at 00:02

@SpeedyG my friend had a Nokia lumia for 2 years prior to the upgrade, he was happy with the UI but one major disadvantage which swayed him to android...lack of windows apps :(
I don't mind the lack... it's the quality, really. Flipboard, Facetune, Twitter,... even OneDrive and skype - all better...much much better on iOS and even Android. Some non-xbox games look like something from Symbian or BB6 times. The recently released Opera Mini Beta literally looks like the later Symbian versions.... LOL
But WP8.1 itself is really up my alley...

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