Taking some heat away from OnePlus’ inability to supply enough of their OnePlus 2, a new device has been spotted on the SIRIM database as E1003. This comes 2 months after Carl Pei was quoted on USA Today that he had a hard time choosing between the (possible) OnePlus X/mini and the OnePlus 2. OnePlus’ newest smartphone is apparently its take on a more aesthetically pleasing product, not its usual “Flagship Killer” motive.
What we can confirm so far is that the new One E1003 will only support Wi-Fi bands from a/g/n omitting the best “ac” support out. At least it’ll support Dual-SIM LTE based on the certification listing, bringing some hope for the device.
A previous report states that the OnePlus X/mini would launch sometime during the holiday season, echoing the sentiments of its co-founder and will retail for only US$ 250 (RM 1,035). While its price might draw conclusions that it’ll less than worthy spec device, it surprises by supposedly running a MediaTek Helio X10 processor, coupled with 2GB of LP-DDR3 RAM.
Its screen is reported to be a 5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display and the storage appears to be 32GB internally, and it’ll have a microSD slot – a first for the OnePlus lineup. Tuned up with a polished 2.5D Gorilla Glass the edges will taper smoothly, hoping translating to better ergonomics.
Somewhere under the hood, its purported that there will be at least 3,000/3,100 mAh powering the new smartphone. Straying a bit from the OnePlus 2, the Mini is claimed anonymously to carry NFC, an IR Blaster, front facing 1.2W loud speaker and the familiar USB Type-C that supports fast charge.
Camera-wise it allegedly showcases a 13-megapixel f/2.0 IMX258 Sony Sensor, supporting video up until 4K if you’re into the whole pixel game. The front on the other hand, gets a 5-megapixel shutter. There also has been rumours that it’ll be IP67 dust and waterproof, yet it’ll still maintain the removable back with customisable finishes and textures.
Do you think Maxis has delivered enough OnePlus 2’s to be able to handle the ramped-up demand of this mid-ranger? We’d just caution everyone that the information above barring the SIRIM details are rumours, so don’t jump the gun yet.
Thanks to Felix for pointing this out.