OnePlus has officially launched its much-hyped OnePlus 9 series. The series includes three devices: OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R. The OnePlus 9 Pro is the most premium smartphone in the series will make a big dent in your pocket. Whereas, the later is priced aggressively and follows the OnePlus tradition as a flagship killer. The company has made some significant upgrades with its device which are mentioned briefly below. But one of its major improvement has to be with its camera, as the company has collaborated with Hasselblad for the very first time. The Chinese company has promised better cameras this time, as it was one of the most important highlights along with the rest of the specifications.
One Plus 9 Pro: Specifications
At its core, the OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. You can choose to get an 8GB RAM variant with 128GB of storage, or a 12GB RAM variant with 256GB of storage. Speaking of which, OnePlus is using LPDDR5 RAM here, along with UFS 3.1 storage. It measures 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm and weighs 197 grams.
Moving towards the front, the OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7″ QHD+ AMOLED display which has 3216 x 1440 resolutions. It is an LTPO display, and it offers a “Smart 120Hz” refresh rate which can be found on most Xiaomi devices. Although many rather use the term adaptive display. Being a premium device, the display is curved but lesser than the curve we saw on the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The display can display 1.07 billion colours, as it has a native 10-bit colour depth. It also supports HDR10+ content and includes MEMC as well. At its peak, it can go up to 1,300 nits max brightness.
This might be the first time that Hasselblad has worked with OnePlus. The company claims that the partnering helped them improve colour correction significantly and improved video performance, from the HDR perspective as well. Thus OnePlus finds it easy to market “Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad” branding. OnePlus also.
For optics, the device house a quad-camera setup at the rear which includes a 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor for its primary camera. The primary camera has an f/1.8 aperture lens and supports OIS. That sensor comes coupled with a 7P lens, EIS support. 1.12um pixel size comes with 48-megapixel images, while 12-megapixel images offer 2.24um pixel size (4-in-1 binning). For its secondary camera, it uses Sony’s IMX766 50MP ultra-wide camera. This camera comes with an f/2.2 aperture freeform 7P lens, it corrects the way light comes into the lens without software and without any distortion as per the company.
The device uses an 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1.0um pixel size) is also a part of the package and the fourth camera is a 2MP monochrome camera. Whereas at the front, the device uses a 16MP Sony’s IMX471 sensor(1.0um pixel size, EIS, fixed focus, f/2.4 aperture) for selfies.
The OnePlus 9 Pro draws its power from a 4,500mAh battery which supports Warp Charge 65W (65T) fast wired charging. On top of that, it offers 50W fast wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
Additional features include an In-display fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS and USB Type-C.
OnePlus 9: Specifications
At its core, it uses the same Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU. It is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB (UFS 3.1) internal storage. It runs on Android 11 out of the box with OxygenOS 11. The device measures 160×73.9×8.1mm and weighs 183g.
The OnePlus 9 comes with some differences from the Pro variant. It uses a 6.55″ FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. In addition, the device also features HDR 10+, 1100 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution.
For optics, the device comes with a triple-camera setup. It includes a 48MP rear camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX689 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, EIS, a 50MP ultra-wide camera Sony IMX766 sensor (1/1.56″ with f/2.2 aperture) supporting 4cm macro and a 2MP monochrome camera, 8k video at 30 fps, 4K video at 60fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps. Whereas at the front, it uses a 16MP front-facing camera with a 1/1.43″ Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, EIS.
The OnePlus 9 draws its power from a 4,500mAh battery which supports Warp Charge 65W (65T) fast wired charging. But unlike the Pro variant, it only has 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
Similarly, the OnePlus 9 also features an In-display fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS and USB Type-C.
OnePlus 9R: Specifications
The lighter variant is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. It is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. The OnePlus 9R measures 161×74.1×8.4 mm and weigh 189 grams. It runs on Android 11 out of the box with OxygenOS 11.
Moving towards the front, the device flaunts a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate. It supports a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, supports DCI-P3 and sRGB gamuts, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
For optics, the OnePlus 9R has a triple-camera on the back which includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 main lens with f/1.75 aperture, a 16MP Sony IMX481 ultra-wide with 123-degree FOV, a 2MP monochrome, and a 5MP macro sensor. Whereas at the front, the device has the same 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie shooter.
The device draws its power from a similar 4,500mAh battery which supports Warp Charge 65T. But unlike its siblings, the company has ditched wireless charging for this variant.
Additional features include a dual nano-SIM, 5G(X55 5G modem), in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, Type-C port, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and GPS, GLONASS, Galileo.
Pricing and availability
The OnePlus 9 is available in three colours: Astal Black, Arctic Sky and Winter Mist. While, the OnePlus 9 Pro is available in Stellar Black, Morning Mist and Pine Green. While the OnePlus 9R comes in two colours- Carbon Black, Lake Blue.
Coming to its pricing, the OnePlus 9 Pro costs ₹64,999 for its 8GB+128GB variant in India. Whereas, the same variant costs 899 EURO in the European market. As for its 12GB+256GB variant, it costs ₹69,999 in India, 999 EURO in the European market and $1069 in the US.
Coming to the OnePlus 9, it costs ₹49,999 for its 8GB+128GB variant in India, 699 EURO in the European market and $729 in the US. While its 12GB+256GB costs ₹54,999 in India and 799 EURO in the European market.
Lastly, the OnePlus 9R costs ₹39,999 for its 8GB+128GB variant and ₹43,999 for its 12GB+256GB variant. The device will be exclusive to India and China only. However, it will be launched tomorrow in China. Pre-orders for the device starts early April in India and sale starts on April 14.