Ahh, the press and the people they cover. My, my, the relationships we have, the bonds we form.
So, let’s start off with talking about the competition — because that’s where the story begins. PhoneArena spotted a freak benchmark showing off a 4.6-inch phone and no name. It had a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, the works.
And since the diagnostics came out of GFXBench, which has a tendency to show more traditional manufacturers’ products than anything else, it was figured that this thing was a OnePlus 3 Mini. The company would seem game for that kind of challenge.
Pretty reasonable, right?
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 4, 2016
OnePlus CEO Carl Pei is not getting any hopes up. He shut down that speculation like a Twitter of prey. OnePlus Town is Phablet Town, don’t we forget it. Nothing even close to a next-gen OnePlus X for you.
That said, let’s ignore OnePlus as the company has bigger inventory problems to deal with right now and figure out which manufacturer is going to be the one to come out with this phone.
Don’t say that the log was a spoof result. Don’t say it’s a pipe dream. Just do it.