OnePlus 9 series is tipped to launch earlier than usual. If rumours are to be believed, then the upcoming OnePlus flagship devices will be launching in March 2021. OnePlus was previously rumoured to launch two smartphones, namely the 9 and 9 Pro. A new leak from tipster Max J suggests that the company will instead launch three devices, with the third one being the OnePlus 9E. The tipster has shared a teaser poster which mentions the names of the three upcoming OnePlus smartphones. Let’s take a look at everything we know about the OnePlus 9 series launching in March 2021.
OnePlus to launch three smartphones under OnePlus 9 series according to new leak
OnePlus has been launching two flagship devices under a series since the OnePlus 7, which includes a standard model and its “Pro” variant. The OnePlus 8T, however, did not get a Pro model. With the upcoming OnePlus 9 series, the company is planning to launch three smartphones. Max has only shared an image that reveals the names of the three devices. The tweet does not reveal any other information regarding the three smartphones.
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) November 30, 2020
It is yet to be seen if the 9E locates in front of the regular OnePlus 9 or is an even more budget offer.
Specifications and CAD renders of the other two smartphones have been leaked previously.
OnePlus 9 is said to feature a larger screen compared to the OnePlus 8T’s 6.55-inch display. The screen is said to be flat and will also come with a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner. Furthermore, the device will come with a 120Hz refresh rate. Reports in the past claimed that the upcoming OnePlus flagship is likely to support a 144Hz refresh rate.
The rear panel will be curved and sport a rectangular camera module housing three sensors. Out of the three, the device will feature a 48MP main wide lens and a 48MP ultrawide lens. The report does not mention any details regarding the third lens which is relatively smaller in size than the other two cameras.
OnePlus 9 Pro
The 9 Pro will be a higher-end offering with a 6.7-inch display with curved edges and a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera. The rear glass panel will sport a quad-camera setup. Two out of the four camera sensors in the CAD renders are enclosed within huge metal rings which protrude slightly from the main camera bump. Detailed specifications of the camera sensors are not known at the moment.
We can expect both smartphones to get powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor, which is scheduled to release at the Qualcomm Summit in December 2020. The device is also likely to feature a dual stereo-speaker setup, NFC, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Like the OnePlus 8T, the upcoming OnePlus smartphone would feature 65W fast charging, coupled with fast wireless charging.
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