The technical specifications and images of the OnePlus 2 Mini and OPPO A30 have been leaked on the Chinese regulator website, TENAA.
And guess what? Both phones share the same hardware and look identical, except for the logos (on the back).
It has been reported in the past that OPPO and OnePlus could belong to one company, with the former being the parent. Though the companies have denied it, OnePlus’ founders were once employees of OPPO, which is in fact fueled the rumours in the first place.
And now this has become even more mysterious, thanks to the similarities in the OnePlus 2 Mini and OPPO A30.
Now, coming back to the leak, the phone sports a 4.99-inch Full HD 1080p AMOLED display, and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.The device is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU. It comes with 16Gb of internal storage, and supports 128GB of expandable storage via a micro SD slot.
The OnePlus 2 Mini features a 13 megapixel rear camera, and an 8 megapixel front camera. The device supports 2G/3G/4G LTE networks and WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity. The phone weighs 138g, and measures at 140 × 69 × 6.9mm.
(OnePlus 2 Mini images)
The OnePlus 2 Mini has the model number One E1000. Oddly though the photos show a white variant, the listing shows black. The OPPO A30 is listed as white though.
(OPPO A30 images)
Considering the speculation about the ties between OnePlus and Oppo, is it just an amazing coincidence that a phone called the Oppo A30 was also certified by TENAA and listed on the same date? The specs match those of the OnePlus 2 Mini exactly except for the color of the phone The OnePlus 2 Mini is listed as being black (despite being white in the official TENAA photo), while the Oppo A30 is listed as being in white.
Both phones were issued a license on 28th December, 2015. Coincidence?