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OnePlus 2 Mini: In a nutshell

A handy bite-sized guide to all we know about the OnePlus 2 Mini, a new 4.6-inch version of the OnePlus 2 set to launch in 2016.

The OnePlus 2 didn’t quite drop as many jaws as the original OnePlus One when it launched earlier in 2015, but it was still a very good phone thanks to its solid performance and excellent price. However, the OnePlus 2 also left out some key features such as memory card support, so we’re hoping that the upcoming OnePlus 2 Mini – set to be unveiled in early 2016 – will correct these problems and pack the same specs into a more compact form.

Here’s what we know about the OnePlus 2 Mini so far, including rumoured specs, UK price and release date.

OnePlus 2 Mini: Design

OnePlus’ previous phones are all 5-inches and above, with the OnePlus 2 coming in at a mighty 5.5-inches like the iPhone 6s Plus and LG G4. It’s no real surprise that OnePlus might launch a mini version of the OnePlus 2 in the new year therefore, hopefully with better specs than the cheap n’ cheerful OnePlus X and a nice new compact design.

Rumours point to a 4.6-inch HD screen for the OnePlus 2 Mini, just like the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact – that’s a great size for one-handed use. However, we’re not sure if OnePlus will go Full HD as rumoured. A 720p display is more likely, again just like Sony’s Compact, to cut costs. We’re also expecting a finely milled aluminum frame like the OnePlus 2, along with a fingerprint sensor and Type-C USB. Will we see a memory card slot? Probably not, but we can only dream.

OnePlus 2 Mini: Specs

If the latest web whisperings are to be believed, the OnePlus 2 Mini will sport 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras, along with a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and 16-64GB storage.

That’s all feasible enough and matches the original OnePlus 2 specs, with the exception of the rear-facing camera (which is a 13-megapixel snapper on the OnePlus 2). 

OnePlus 2 Mini: UK price and release date

There’s no word on when the OnePlus 2 Mini will launch just yet, but OnePlus tends to do its own big events separate from the likes of MWC, so we’re expecting this phone to be unveiled in early February 2016. Expect to see the OnePlus 2 Mini in UK stores in early 2016.

We’re regularly updating this article as we hear more information.

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