OnePlus must be awfully confident the botched release of the company’s second-gen hero phone will be remedied before long, as plans of a third model’s debut by the end of the year are reportedly still on.

This is unlikely to eclipse the “2016 flagship killer” in terms of specifications, while possibly shrinking the 5.5-inch display, and most definitely targeting an even lower price point than $330. Wondering exactly what might the OnePlus Mini, OnePlus 2 Mini or OnePlus X offer at $250, besides a suspicious dual camera arrangement, and rear-positioned circular fingerprint scanner?

An AnTuTu benchmark visit may help answer a few of your questions, though it also gives birth to new ones. For instance, how in the world will the A2301 cost less than the A2003 with identical 1,920 x 1,080 screen resolution, 13MP main photographic unit, 32GB internal storage, and an octa-core MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 SoC replacing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810?

Granted, the Helio X10 is probably slightly slower than the SD810, a theory corroborated by the purported OnePlus Mini’s 54,000+ AnTuTu score, down roughly 10,000 points from the results posted by a pre-release 2 copy.

But it’s a flagship chip nonetheless, used by HTC among others for the One M9+. And sure, you got 2GB RAM here, instead of 3 or 4, in addition to a smaller panel, presumably. But the irony is a 5-inch or so screen capable of Full HD imagery would produce a higher ppi than on the OnePlus 2. At the end of the day, maybe this isn’t a diminutive version after all. Or maybe the benchmark data is out of whack, which wouldn’t be unprecedented.

Source: G for Games

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