The Chinese tech startup OnePlus is apparently gearing up to release a compact handset dubbed “OnePlus 2 Mini.”

The OnePlus 2 Mini smartphone has already cleared TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. This device has been tied to the model number "E1000."

Spec-wise, the mini handset will reportedly carry a pocket-friendly 4.99-inch AMOLED display, bundled with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels screen resolution. It will be powered by an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 810) chipset, running at 2.0 GHz and will be backed by a solid 3 GB of RAM.

According to the TENAA listing, this phone will come equipped with 16 GB of native storage space. Additionally, the device will support microSD card for further expansion of up to 128 GB.

When it comes to camera configuration, a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor and a very-generous 8-megapixel front-facing snapper have been tipped. This compact device will apparently come with Android-based OxygenOS straight out of the box, Tech Times reported.

Speaking of size, the OnePlus 2 Mini will be 6.9 mm thick and will weigh 138 g. Apart from the standard connectivity options, this handset will also support 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The battery configuration has not been revealed so far. However, according to Tech Times, the handset will feature a smaller battery similar to the OnePlus X (2,525 mAh non-removable cell).

Design-wise, the device will apparently flaunt a metallic chassis instead of the synonymous ceramic exterior. Not to forget, the flagship OnePlus 2 comes with a metallic panel, whereas the latest OnePlus X settles for a ceramic outer shell.

As far as the OnePlus 2 Mini price goes, the handset will reportedly set the buyers back in the ambit of $250 and $350. And the release date of the phone is rumored to be set in the first quarter of 2016.

In any case, readers are advised to take the reported OnePlus 2 Mini specifications, release date and price with the proverbial pinch of salt as the company has not confirmed any information so far.