OnePlus CEO Carl Pei had lightly stated that the company is working on a device that they plan to introduce by the end of this year i.e. during the Christmas season.
After seeing the leaked renders of the alleged OnePlus device it seems that Carl Pei was indeed serious about the company's intentions. The alleged device dubbed OnePlus Mini (name not confirmed yet) was spotted being benchmarked in Antutu touting an impressive score of 54,000.
The mid-range device from OnePlus sports a Mediatek 6795T Helio X10 SoC octacore SoC with cores clocked at 2.2GHz each along with a PowerVR G6200 GPU. Unlike the OnePlus 2, the mid-ranger sports a 2GB of RAM along with a Full HD display (1920 x 1080). The display size is however unknown as of now.
Unlike the previous renders of a dual camera setup on the back, the Antutu listing on claims that the device ‘A2301' sports a 13MP rear camera. There's might be a possibility that Antutu benchmark missed out on the additional secondary camera which comes into use while considering the depth of focus.
The alleged device boasts a 32GB of internal storage and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. When launched at the end of this year the device is expected to run on the company's own Oxygen OS.
OnePlus can be expected to price this device competitively. The recently launched Redmi Note 2 Prime from Xiaomi boasts similar specifications and hence OnePlus is expected to compete with it for the spot. The use of the lower RAM and a MediaTek SoC will definitely help OnePlus to keep the costs down over their OnePlus 2.