At the beginning of 2016, online rumours suggested we might soon see a OnePlus 2 Mini that sat somewhere in between the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. Now it's looking highly unlikely that a OnePlus 2 Mini will ever be released.
Speaking at the OnePlus 3 launch event, OnePlus has confirmed that there will not be a successor to the OnePlus X, and that it will focus on a single smartphone product line in future. That would also seemingly rule out the possibility of a OnePlus 2 Mini or OnePlus 3 Mini. Also see our OnePlus 3 review, OnePlus 2 review, OnePlus One review.
It's fair to see we treated the original OnePlus 2 Mini rumours with some suspicion, given that the rumoured OnePlus One Mini never appeared and that OnePlus had only recently brought out the OnePlus X, a smaller OnePlus smartphone than the OnePlus 2. Also see: OnePlus X review.
Nevertheless, here are some of the rumours that had been circulating on the web:
OnePlus 2 Mini specification rumours: OnePlus 2 Mini spotted in benchmarks
All the rumours of a OnePlus 2 Mini seem to stem from Dutch site TechTastic, which has spotted an entry in the GFXBench database for an unknown OnePlus device with a 4.6in screen. Also see: OnePlus Power Bank review.
OnePlus 2 Mini specifications according to that listing include the Android 5.1.1 operating system, a 4.6in full-HD (1920x1080) screen, a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with Adreno 430 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Cameras look likely to be 12Mp at the rear with 4K video recording, and 5Mp at the front.
In common with the OnePlus 2 the Mini does not appear to feature NFC, although GFXBench lists support for Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. The phone tested here is a single-SIM variant, although it may be that we see international versions with dual-SIM functionality. Also see: OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2.
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