Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, took to Twitter to shut down a rumor claiming to show the specs of the OnePlus 3 mini. Phone Arena posted an article about a device on GFXBench having the same specs as the OnePlus 3, just with a smaller display.
It’s not too farfetched to think it’s a OnePlus 3 mini, and it would be an awesome device (since mini devices usually feature inferior specs compared to their bigger counterparts). Unfortunately, Carl Pei shot it down.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 4, 2016
There are worse ways to find out that a device isn’t happening. But with OnePlus 3 shortages causing the company to suspend orders, it’s probably wise not to launch another device right now.