China certification agency has just passed the little brother to the existing OnePlus 2. While it may be “smaller”, this little device’s spec sheet is going to surprise you. Subsequently, this may not even be the highest specification for the One Plus 2 Mini, as the Shenzen-based company has always listed the last number to correspond to a higher specification. For example E1003 would be better than E1000, that’s if a E1003 were to exist.
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.
That’s it, David has struck out at Goliath, setting into motion what looks to be either an epic advertising war or a very expensive lawsuit. What are we talking about? Well, the folks at OnePlus have decided it was a good idea to poke the metaphorical bear that is Apple, with their latest advert for an iPhone 6/6s Sandstone back case.
Mmm, we love the smell of napalm in the morning.
OnePlus owners, if you have an insatiable smartphone sweet tooth and are simply unsatisfied with your current candy, then there is good news! OnePlus have announced that they will be updating all three of their devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although no specific dates were promised.
Last week OnePlus had announced the X, a 5″ mid-ranger that sits right below its existing OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 in terms of specs. Instead of a top spec flagship killing machine, the OnePlus X focuses more on design aesthetics. If you can’t wait for the official sales that come with its annoying invitation system, you can get it now in Malaysia thanks to our local grey importer, DirectD.
Just like Carl Pei promised, the smartphone makers have released their third phone to date. Oddly, the OnePlus X looks to be a OnePlus One on the inside, just taking a hit in battery and screen size, while adding some notable features and aesthetics. Unfortunately, Shenzhen’s “finest” have decided to deploy the same notorious invite system but there’s an improvement.
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.
Late last week, the OnePlus E1003 showed itself on SIRIM; divulging little to nothing – SIM setup, Wi-Fi and cellular band support details. Dubbed the “X” from the Shenzhen based manufacturer, Carl Pei stated that this new smartphone would be the company’s take on a beautifully designed device, rather than its usual “Flagship Killer” tune. But from the photos we’ve seen, it’s safe to say that Mr Pei is slowly veering into the realm of delusion.
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.