- Carl Pei replied to the rumour story by just saying “No”
- Leaks showed a phone with similar specs to OnePlus 3 but smaller screen size
- OnePlus is about to halt OnePlus 3 sales for over a month in some countries
These days, rumours and leaks in the tech industry are no joke. In the lead-up to most important device launch events, almost all the specifications and the hardware designs are leaked with unprecedented regularity. Maybe this is the reason why OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei quashed the rumour of a mini variant of OnePlus 3 by himself on social networking website Twitter.
Last week, a report by Phone Arena suggested that a new smartphone that had surfaced on benchmark site GFXBench with almost similar specs to the OnePlus 3 apart from the screen size may be the OnePlus 3 Mini.
Carl Pei replied on a link to the story on Twitter by saying just plain “No” followed by “#rumorshutdown”. While this might be an indication that either the listing was entirely false, could point to another Android phone by a different smartphone manufacturer, which would bear the same specifications as OnePlus 3 but in a smaller size.
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According to the leak, the benchmark listing on GFXBench showed a smartphone with a 4.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display that was powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC and an Adreno 530 GPU. The phone also features 6GB of RAM and has inbuilt storage of 64GB.
Last week the company also decided to halt sales of OnePlus 3, as it is struggling to keep up with the demand, from this Tuesday in 23 European countries for over a month, giving its inventory time to replenish.