The rumored OnePlus Mini is gaining some steam, with a few leaks about the hardware specifications of the device popping up. The latest leak gives some pretty impressive specs for the $250 price point, but OnePlus fans might be pretty upset by the inclusion of NFC.
The device could be powered by either a Snapdragon 801 or a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, with the latest info leaning towards the latter. And allegedly, MediaTek will release the kernel source. There will also be 2GB of RAM, 32GB of memory with a microSD card, a 5-inch IPS 1080p display, a 13MP rear camera with dual tone flash, a 5MP front wide angle camera, a 3000-3100 mAh battery, a USB Type-C port, an IR blaster, a front facing speaker, and of course, NFC.
There will also be IP67 dust and water resistance, which is a nice touch for a budget phone. And it’ll have MediaTek MiraVision, which allows the processor to render games at 720p and upscale it to 1080p to get around the low-end GPU’s limitations.
The lack of NFC in the latest OnePlus 2, a device more expensive than the Mini, was a disappointment. OnePlus claims that sacrifices had to be made to achieve that price point, so it’s a bit of a slap to the face for OnePlus 2 owners if the Mini comes out with NFC. Otherwise, the device seems very solid.
Are you interested in the OnePlus Mini? It should launch late this year if you are. And if you’re a OnePlus 2 owner, would you be mad if the Mini featured NFC? Leave a comment!