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A compact 4.6″ OnePlus 2 “mini” is in the works


After having a not so killer flagship device with the OnePlus 2, the Shenzhen-based company is moving towards smartphones with smaller screen sizes. A few months ago, they had unveiled the OnePlus X, a 5″ smartphone with mid-range specs.

Since the OnePlus 2 would be their flagship killer for 2016, it is safe to say they won’t be rushing to replace it anytime soon. Instead, it seems like they are working on a mini flagship smartphone that could go head on with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.


According to its listing on Geekbench, the new OnePlus device has a compact 4.6″ display that pushes full HD (1920×1080) resolution. It also gets the same Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor as the OnePlus 2, as well as 4GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs. On-board the list shows 64GB of storage which is quite huge for a device of this class.

The main camera appears to be a 13MP shooter that supports 4K, while the front gets a 5MP unit. No mentions if it has Laser AF assist like its bigger brother. At the moment, the device is running on Android 5.1.1 and you can expect it to run on their own stock-like OxygenOS when it is out. Like the current OnePlus 2, it also lacks NFC.

Would you be interested in a compact 4.6″ flagship smartphone? What is your preferred smartphone size?


Alexander Wong