OnePlus 3 mini rumours were doing the rounds yesterday, only for OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to shut down the rumours in a single tweet.
A GFXBench mark result revealed specs that looked to be a OnePlus 3 mini in the works. The specs read out to be what seemed to be a OnePlus 3 mini, sporting a FHD screen minimised to 4.6-inches. It also boasted a Snapdragon 820 with that whopping 6GB of RAM we know the OnePlus 3 to use. To get fans even more excited the listing also showed Android 6 Marshmallow, overlaid with Cyanogen. A 16-megapixel camera is on the rear camera, accompanied by a 7-megapixel selfie shooter.
OnePlus 3 mini shutdown
It all sounds too good to be true and according to Carl Pei, it is. Pei simply tweeted “No #rumourshutdown” a few hours ago on Twitter.
‘ Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 4, 2016
OnePlus are currently going through a stock crisis, with the young Chinese manufacturer struggling to keep up with the monumental demands from Europe, for the OnePlus 3. It does not look to be the time for the manufacturer to be creating and distributing a whole new device.
Previously at the OnePlus 3 launch in Shenzhen, fellow co-founder Pete Lau confirmed the mini OnePlus X line will not see a follow up. Stating a desire to strengthen foundations instead of being caught up in a budget handset war. Never say never as they say, as the culling of the OnePlus X line leaves the manufacturer with a consumer hole to fill, possibly in the future.
Foundation setting is exactly what OnePlus need to focus on now as Pei confirmed the halting of OnePlus 3 sales while stocks replenish, and avoid disappointing fans further. It isn’t a OnePlus device without a hitch in the distribution road somewhere.
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