OnePlus 9 Series With 5G Connectivity and Hasselblad Camera Goodness Announced
- OnePlus 9 series includes the OnePlus, 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R.
- The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro run on Snapdragon 888 chipset and offer 5G connectivity.
- OnePlus 9R is a budget offering, and it comes with 5G and Snapdragon 870.
After having most of its specifications poured in advance and pricing leaked hours before the launch, OnePlus has finally took wraps off its OnePlus 9 series. The latest OnePlus lineup includes two smartphones, namely the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. One of the biggest highlights of OnePlus’ launch this time around is their collaboration with the leading medium format camera and lens manufacturer, Hasselblad, that brings along a host of Hasselblad camera goodness on to a smartphone camera. Besides the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, there is also a third smartphone in the series, the OnePlus 9R, targeted towards the budget segment. And finally, the company has its first smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch, out in the market.
Starting with the design, the OnePlus 9 features what OnePlus calls a “burdenless design” with a curved back and a reinforced polymer frame. The phone comes in three colorways: Winder Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black. Towards the front, it has is a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with HDR10+ certification and 1100 nits of brightness. And the display offers a 120Hz refresh rate, similar to the earlier OnePlus models.
Under the hood, the OnePlus 9 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which is an octa-core chipset with 5G connectivity and has an Adreno 660 GPU to handle the graphics processing. Assisting the processor is 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. There is a 4500mAh battery on the device with support for Warp Charge 65T and 15W Qi wireless charging (North America / Europe model).
As for other specifications, the device comes with support for 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. It includes an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication along with dual stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos) and a USB 3.1 port. On the software front, the phone runs on OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box.
In the camera department, the OnePlus 9 sports a triple-camera setup on the rear with an LED flash. The setup includes a 48MP (Sony IMX689) sensor accompanied by a 50MP (Sony IMX766) ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP monochrome lens. On the front, there is a 16MP (Sony IMX471) sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.
OnePlus 9 Pro
Similar to the vanilla OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro also features OnePlus’ “burdenless design” and offers three color options: Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black. On the front, it has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with LTPO technology that promises to bring down power consumption by up to 50%. The display offers a QHD+ resolution with 1300 nits of brightness, HDR10+ support, MEMC, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
In terms of performance, the OnePlus 9 Pro has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor as the vanilla OnePlus 9, coupled with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. To power the internals, it has a 4500mAh battery (similar to the OnePlus 9) with support for Warp Charge 65T and Warp Charge 50 wireless charging.
Besides, the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with dual stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos), an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication, and a USB 3.1 port. It includes support for 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. And it runs on OxygenOS 11.
For optics, the OnePlus 9 Pro has a quad-camera array on the rear — as opposed to a triple-camera array on the regular OnePlus 9. This setup includes a 48MP (Sony IMX789) primary sensor accompanied by a 50MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP (f/2.2) telephoto lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. Towards the front, there is a 16MP (Sony IMX471) sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.
The OnePlus 9R has a somewhat similar design to the other OnePlus 9 models. It is available in two colors: Carbon Black and Lake Blue. On the front, it has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D glass on top and a 120Hz refresh rate. At its core, the OnePlus 9R runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which is an octa-core processor with Adreno 650 GPU and 5G connectivity. There is a 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 charging support.
As for optics, the OnePlus 9R comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear, which includes a 48MP (Sony IMX586) primary sensor, accompanied by a 16MP (Sony IMX481) ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor for selfies.
OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R: Pricing and Availability
- 8GB + 128GB = Rs 49,999
- 12GB + 256GB = Rs 54,999
OnePlus 9 Pro
- 8GB + 128GB = Rs 64,999
- 12GB + 256GB = Rs 69,999
- 8GB + 128GB = Rs 39,999
- 12GB + 256GB = Rs 43,999