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OnePlus Mini specs leak

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Fresh details have emerged concerning the second new OnePlus phone of the year, the OnePlus Mini.

We've heard plenty about the mid-range follow-up to the excellent OnePlus 2 already, with convincing renders and leaked benchmark specs painting a pretty detailed picture of the new phone.

Many of those details have been confirmed, or at least strengthened, thanks to an anonymously sourced tip from GforGames.

Apparently, the OnePlus Mini will be powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 CPU with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM - which is precisely what those aforementioned benchmark tests suggested. It'll also have 32GB of internal storage with support for microSD expansion - a facility both previous OnePlus phones have lacked.

The tip also claims that the OnePlus Mini will have a 5-inch 1080p display. That's not exactly what we'd call 'mini,' but we suppose it is quite a bit smaller than the 5.5-inch OnePlus 2.

It's claimed that there'll be no dual-camera set-up, as some early reports suggested, but that the Mini will feature a regular 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 image sensor and an f/2.0 aperture. It'll also have a Dual-Tone LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The tip claims that both the OnePlus One's camera and its display will be the same as those used in the Xiaomi Mi4c.

All this will be powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery, and there'll be a USB Type-C port just like the OnePlus 2. One spec that was notably absent from the OnePlus 2 was NFC connectivity, but that will apparently be present in the OnePlus Mini, complete with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for Android Pay support.

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Another interesting specification listed here is IP67 dust and waterproof certification, so it should be a fair bit more rugged than its predecessors.

Given that these specs are apparently culled from a prototype device, they shouldn't be taken as definite. We're particularly surprised by those NFC and microSD claims.

The source claims that the OnePlus Mini will launch in November or December for $250

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