The Shenzhen based company has been busy cooking up something since Carl Pei went on the record saying that the X/Mini will arrive in time for Christmas. Yet, information still seems to be up in the air, from an earlier rumour of a MediaTek chipset, to it apparently features a Snapdragon 801. In timely fashion, three certification organisations have given OnePlus the go-ahead; SIRIM, TENAA and the FCC.
Aesthetically, we’re not quite sure how to feel about this design, as it looks a lot like the iPhones of old and the OPPO R1x. Rumours aside, the two sets of photos from TENAA and FCC lessen some doubts about what the device will look like.
This report however states that the device will carry a 2,450 mAh battery instead of the 3,000 it was earlier thought to house, fueling speculation that this indeed is just a mid-range device. For its dimensions, it’ll apparently come in 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm form factor – at least based on TENAA’s findings.
Do note that the model listed is is labeled as the ONE E1001, compared to Malaysia’s listing of E1003; higher ending number probably means a higher spec model. So there’s a chance that its internals might be different from our local set. Otherwise, you’ll find the same notification slider that they’ve added on the OnePlus 2.
Will this mid-ranger help OnePlus recoup some of their fans, who feel that the company hasn’t kept up with demands? We’ll have to wait and see.