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OnePlus 9 series Rumor roundup: Expected Specs, Features, and Price ahead of launch


The OnePlus 9 series is said to debut in multiple countries on March 23 at 10:00 AM ET and March 24 at 2 PM Beijing Time in China. Leaks so far say that the event will include four products – OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R/9E, and the OnePlus Watch. Let’s take a look at the expected specs, features, and prices of the OnePlus 9 devices ahead of launch.

OnePlus 9 series- What’s New?

Unlike the past, OnePlus has built quite the hype for the OnePlus 9 series cameras with the announcement of the Hasselblad partnership. The company will jointly develop natural color calibration with the Swedish camera maker. This partnership will continue for the next three-years as OnePlus invests about $150 million in its R&D labs situated around the world.

Talking about the design, leaked press renders suggest that the devices might opt for a plastic back panel on the base model(OnePlus 9) as Antenna lines aren’t visible. Either way, the camera layout gets a more refined finish as compared to the OnePlus 8T. Specifically, it looks like OnePlus has taken inspiration from the OPPO Reno series of smartphones.

However, unlike OPPO, the camera lenses inside are stacked in varying sizes. The OnePlus 9 Pro has quad-cameras while the non-Pro is said to stick with the triple-camera setup. We also see the prominent Hasselblad branding inside the camera housing. The devices will launch in the following colors:

  • OnePlus 9
    • Colors- Blue, Purple, and Black
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
    • Colors- Black(sandstone-like finish), Green, and Silver

As for the OnePlus 9R, the third device would be a first in the series as the OnePlus flagship lineup traditionally featured a standard and a Pro variant (if we exclude the special editions). Either way, very little is known about this R-branded model and we will update once we get any new info.

Not just the press renders, the static and live wallpapers of the devices have also been leaked. As you can see in the renders above, the wallpapers have a mix of color variants in them.

OnePlus 9 series Specifications and Features(Expected)

Below are the expected specifications for the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro. Just like last year, the company is looking to mainly differentiate the cameras but it looks like the 2021 editions will also have different display resolutions.

Some of the specs below are speculations so take them with a pinch of salt till an official word comes out.

OnePlus 9 Specifications

  • Dimensions: –
  • Display: 6.55-inch FHD+ flat AMOLED top-left punch-hole display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 
  • Cameras
    • Triple-cameras with 48MP main lens, 16 or 50MP ultra-wide*, 2MP macro sensors
    • Front: 16MP selfie shooter
    • Camera features 4K and improved HDR video recording, PDAF, Nightscape.
  • Battery: 4,500mAh with 65W Warp Charging
  • Memory: at least 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Other features: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS
  • OS: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, HydrogenOS 11(China)

*Note – Few rumors say that the OnePlus 9’s camera layout, which also has the ‘Hasselblad’ branding, will have similar main & ultra-wide sensors like the ‘Pro’ variant this time.

However, it’s hard to believe this leak and we think it will be more of color calibration on the non-Pro. Either way, let’s take this with a pinch of salt and wait for official info.

OnePlus 9 Pro Specifications

  • Dimensions: – 
  • Display: 6.7-inch QHD+ curved AMOLED top-left punch-hole LTPO display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 
  • Cameras
    • Quad-cameras with 48MP Sony IMX789 main lens, 50MP ultra-wide 140-degree FOV, 8MP Telephoto, 5MP macro
    • Front: 32MP selfie shooter(possibility)
    • Camera features:4K video at 120FPS and 8K video at 30FPS, dual-native ISO, full-pixel Omnidirectional AF, Freeform lens for minimal distortion(ultra-wide), 12-bit RAW support, Digital Overlap HDR, Nightscape.
  • Battery: 4,500mAh with 65W Warp Charging, 45W wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
  • Memory: up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Other features: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, IP68-rating for water and dust resistance
  • OS: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11(Global), HydrogenOS 11(China)

OnePlus 9 series- Price, Availability

The OnePlus 9 series is expected to begin at $600 with the OnePlus 9R/9E being the base model featuring Snapdragon 865/870 chipset whereas the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are likely to start at $799.

As for availability, registrations have already begun in China despite the launch being a day later than the global one. We can expect the global variants to be available across the majority of Europe, the USA, and Asia.

Vague reports say that the third model OnePlus 9R/9E could be limited to markets like China and India initially.

Stay tuned to our channels as we will update the exact details very soon.


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